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Amazon is targeting pharmacy business

Amazon is in talks with pharmacy industry experts and planning a possible entry into the market.

By Gina Acosta

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Amazon is targeting pharmacy business

According to CNBC, Amazon is bringing in a new general manager to lead the team and formulate a strategy, and is deep in discussions with industry experts. That hire would sit under the consumables business, the network said.

The company recently started selling medical supplies and equipment in the U.S., and is hiring for its "professional health care program" to ensure that the company is meeting regulatory requirements. It also hired Mark Lyons two months ago from Premera Blue Cross. A source said that Lyons is tasked with building an internal pharmacy benefits manager for Amazon employees, which might be later scaled out, according to CNBC.
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