Amazon Pharmacy announced today that it will now automatically apply manufacturer coupons on brand name drugs to an eligible patient’s order. The company is working with GSK, Kaléo, Novo Nordisk and Dexcom to integrate coupons for their brand-name medications, including Trelegy, AUVI-Q, Wegovy, G6 and G7 continuous glucose monitoring systems and more, directly into the checkout experience on the Amazon Pharmacy website and app.
“Now, eligible patients can seamlessly access savings on novel, brand-name therapies for the treatment of diabetes, asthma, emphysema, obesity, and other conditions,” the company wrote in a blog post. “Amazon Pharmacy will automatically apply these coupons at checkout when eligible, meaning patients no longer have the burden of finding and applying coupons, and can focus on managing their care. No clipping, clicking, or downloading.”
The company says the move aims to make it easier for patients to take advantage of coupons, noting that a recent study from the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission found that patients only used manufacturer-sponsored coupons 15% of the time they were available to them.Techcrunch