Amazon may move into the pharmaceutical industry

Soon you might be able to order your prescription through Amazon.

CNBC reports that the company has held annual meetings on the topic.

They also have been hiring from the pharmaceutical industry.

Reportedly, with the rise of high-deductible plans and more people paying for healthcare, it is getting more serious.

The retail giant has been selling pharmaceutical supplies and equipment through its Prime Now delivery service.

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The Japan Times reported that Amazon started selling pharmaceuticals and cosmetics through its Prime Now delivery service there last month.

This could be a sign of things to come.

Amazon often tests new services in foreign markets before bringing them to the U.S.

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