Shhh, Amazon is still out there (update)

A while back we wrote on the possibility of Amazon entering the pharmacy market. Don’t look now but, Amazon has received wholesale pharmacy licenses in at least a dozen states. Remember Amazon recently purchased Whole Foods, so now there’s a local distribution option too. As one former Amazon employee stated, “executives at pharmaceutical companies should crush all assumptions when it comes to Amazon and their ability to enter, innovate and reimagine the pharmacy business and health care.” It’s amazing the havoc Amazon can create just by showing some interest in an industry. Will Amazon “just” do mail-order, or add retail, or become a PBM, or deliver healthcare through the Echo? Not sure, but as Amazon knows, it’s better to be rich than poor and here are 25 reasons why.