News Briefs: Amazon to Deliver Prescriptions With Drones

Amazon.com Inc. will deliver prescriptions via drone in College Station, Texas, the e-commerce giant said on Oct. 18. The online retailer said it will fill and deliver prescriptions for Amazon Pharmacy customers via drone in “60 minutes or less,” and that more than 500 medications can be delivered using the service. An Amazon press release claims that “Amazon’s drones have safely delivered hundreds of household items in College Station since December 2022.” Intermountain Health, the Utah-based integrated health system, has delivered prescriptions by drone since 2021 in the Salt Lake City area, the Associated Press reports.

Elevance Health Inc.’s CarelonRx PBM will add two of Boehringer Ingelheim’s Humira (adalimumab) biosimilars to some of its formularies starting Dec. 1, the firm said on Oct. 19. The move will put those drugs “at parity with Humira,” per a press release. The lower-list-price version of adalimumab-adbm will be added to all CarelonRx’s commercial formularies, while Boehringer’s Cyltezo will be added to “select” commercial formularies, the press release added.

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