Sell These Healthcare Middlemen About to Get Amazoned

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Sell These Healthcare Middlemen About to Get Amazoned


A few weeks ago, I told you about the announcement from (Nasdaq: AMZN)that it was joining forces with JPMorgan and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway to disrupt the healthcare industry. More specifically, the venture is being aimed at the many middlemen in the U.S. healthcare industry including insurance companies and pharmacy benefit management companies.

Related: Dump These Healthcare Stocks Getting Amazoned

Speaking of middlemen, Amazon apparently is tired of dealing with the likes of Fedex and United Parcel Service too. It is preparing to launch a delivery service for businesses that will compete directly with the two delivery giants called ‘Shipping With Amazon’ or SWA.

Amazon will roll out the service in Los Angeles in the coming weeks, shipping out goods for merchants that sell on the Amazon website. The company plans to expand the service to a number of other cities this year. It already delivers some of its own goods in 37 U.S. cities.

While the move into delivery logistics is interesting, Amazon’s ambitions in the healthcare industry should be what catches your attention. The company now looks to be moving into the healthcare supply chain business. You know the business well if you’ve had a stay in the hospital and ingested one of those $100 a pill aspirins.


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