Amazon makes big foray into health care with PillPack purchase and CVS feels the pressure

AMAZON.COM has agreed to purchase Boston-based PillPack, allowing the online retail giant to enter the pharmacy business directly. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS
AMAZON.COM has agreed to purchase Boston-based PillPack, allowing the online retail giant to enter the pharmacy business directly. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS
NEW YORK – Amazon.com Inc. has agreed to buy the online pharmacy startup PillPack, jumping into the health care business with a deal that will give the retail giant an immediate nationwide drug network. The move represents a formidable threat to pharmacy chains including Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., which earlier Wednesday reported tepid U.S. same-store sales,…

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