Amazon looms over drugstores as analysts see market entry

Amazon.com Inc. is poised to enter the business of selling prescription drugs by 2019 according to analysts. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS
AMAZON.COM INC. is poised to enter the business of selling prescription drugs by 2019 according to analysts. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS
NEW YORK - Amazon.com Inc. is almost certain to enter the business of selling prescription drugs by 2019, said two analysts at Leerink Partners, posing a direct threat to the United States’ biggest brick-and-mortar drugstore chains. “It’s a matter of when, not if,” Leerink Partners analyst David Larsen said in a report to clients late…
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