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Almost everything is available on Amazon, so this new service totally makes sense.  Amazon is adding a prescription drug discount program to its growing health care business.

According to MarketWatch, the retail giant said today that its launching RxPass, a subscription service for customers who have Prime memberships. Amazon said people will pay $5 a month to fill as many prescriptions as they need from a list of about 50 generic medications. Generics are usually cheaper than brand-name drugs. The company says that the flat fee could cover a list of medications like the antibiotic amoxicillin and the anti-inflammatory drug naproxen.

I had no idea that Amazon had a pharmacy service! And I’m a Prime member. They already sell generic drugs through their pharmacy service so this new program will vary by customer and type of drug. The program doesn’t use insurance, and people with government-funded Medicaid or Medicare coverage are not eligible. It will be available in 42 states and Washington, D.C. at launch.

Health care and health insurance is nuts in our country! I pay around $600 a month for insurance for just me! Then there’s the cost of all the medications I’m on. Luckily, they aren’t too pricey, but it all adds up.

You can learn more details about the program here. If it can save you money on drugs, it’s a score!