Amazon had been reported (by CNBC) that it was looking to sell prescription drugs and enter the pharmaceutical arena. The online behemoth is in the final stages of gaining more foothold into entering the multibillion dollar market.
As of today, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reported that Amazon indeed has gained 12 state licenses to be able to sell ‘wholesale’ drugs, within those 12 markets.
The states include: Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Louisiana, North Dakota, Alabama, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Michigan, Connecticut, Tennessee and Oregon.
The Post-Dispatch, also reported that a 13th state (Maine) is currently considering Amazon’s application.
This is the latest evidence of Amazon’s push to be the primary place where folks should shop for all of their daily goods, from groceries to pharmacy drug & services.
Amazon’s push will effect super brick & mortar retailers like Walmart, Target, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Albertsons, CostCo, Krogers, etc.