Amazon Pharmacy Not Likely to Disrupt Drug Fulfillment

Modern Healthcare, Brian Romig

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CVS and other large chains have grown their specialty pharmaceutical portfolios, which isn't a likely target for Amazon, said Brian Romig, a director at Guidehouse who leads its pharmacy practice. While Amazon's price comparison tools and broad supplier base will likely boost transparency and competition, it is also less likely compete in the realm of medication management for complex patients, he said. "This is probably better for relatively healthy patients who can easily compare prices and order one prescription," Romig said.

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