Amazon Pharmacy simplifies insulin savings with automatic coupons
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Despite having slashed the list prices of the generic version of their
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
Despite having slashed the list prices of the generic version of their insulin to just $25 earlier this year, pharmacies often charge uninsured insulin-requiring patients more — sometimes hundreds more — for the life-sustaining medication, writes Reuters. Amazon Pharmacy aims to help with that by automatically applying coupons to prescriptions ordered through the service.
Amazon's digital pharmacy presents the coupons basically the same way you see them when ordering from the ordinary Amazon store — after you've found your medication on the site, it will show its pricing both with and without insurance. Below that, a banner shows how much you'll save “with coupon if eligible.” Once you're logged in, Amazon also shows who makes the…