For millions of Americans living with chronic health conditions every day, the accessibility and cost of medications can be overwhelming. Conditions like diabetes, obesity, and asthma oftentimes require newer, branded prescriptions to enable a better well-being and healthier future. However, these life-saving medications can be too expensive for the majority of people who need it to live.
At Amazon Pharmacy, they’re taking matters into their own hands. With the introduction of coupons, Amazon is implementing this new feature that automatically applies manufacturer-sponsored coupons directly to any eligible patient’s order.
Some drug manufacturers already offer coupons on their brand-name medications to reduce out-of-pocket costs, but these discounts can be difficult to find. A recent study found patients only used manufacturer-sponsored coupons a mere 15% of the time when they were made available. Unless a person knows when to ask, coupons are virtually inaccessible.
Amazon believes it should be easier for patients to find and afford the clinical solutions they deserve.
It’s been announced that they are now working with GSK, Kaleo, Novo Nordisk, and Dexcom to integrate coupons for their brand-name medications. Now, people who are eligible can access savings on expensive therapies for the treatment of numerous conditions, including but not limited to: obesity, diabetes, asthma, emphysema, and other conditions.
Coupons for medications will be automatically applied at checkout when eligible, meaning people no longer need to find and apply the coupons themselves and can instead focus on managing their health.
Providing automatic savings from manufacturer-sponsored coupons is just another way Amazon Pharmacy is providing fair selection, value, and convenience for people who rely on prescription medications. Prime members can also access the Prime prescriptions savings benefit, enabling discounts of up to 80% off generic medication and 40% off brand-new medications at over 60,000 pharmacies nationwide, when paying without insurance.
People can also save both time and money by enrolling in RxPass, a brand new Prime membership benefit that offers access to unlimited eligible medications for just $5 a month, including free shipping on all orders. Amazon Pharmacy accepts most insurance plans, always provides free delivery, and connects patients around the clock with qualifying pharmacists.
Amazon Pharmacy is hopeful that this new feature will both improve the experience of being a patient and connect people with access to affordable medicines. They will continuously add more coupon selection over time, helping people save the time and money they need to focus on their care.