News Briefs: Amazon Pharmacy Teams Up With Lilly

Amazon.com Inc’s pharmacy division will be the exclusive home delivery partner for Eli Lilly & Co.’s direct-to-consumer business, Lilly Direct, which will distribute GLP-1s, among other drugs. In addition, the e-commerce giant now offers same-day delivery of many medications in New York and Los Angeles; it already offered same-day delivery in Austin, Indianapolis, Miami, Phoenix and Seattle. Analysts were positive about the LillyDirect deal: GlobalData’s Costanza Alciati wrote on March 14 that “Surely, by facilitating its medicines’ access in the world’s biggest obesity market, Eli Lilly made a great move to promote [GLP-1] utilization over competitor Novo Nordisk [A/S].” Bank of America analyst Allen Lutz wrote on March 13 that while “Amazon’s entrance into the pharmacy space has been underwhelming,” the LillyDirect deal “reflect[s] a shift in consumer preferences” that Amazon is wise to capitalize on. Lutz added that “patients taking GLP-1 drugs for the first time in 2024 could be introduced to Amazon’s mail pharmacy for the first time, which could potentially create greater awareness of the platform.”

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AIS Health Staff

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