Amazon Is Now Selling Prescription Drugs For Just $5 a Month

Retail giant Amazon has long been dubbed “the everything store” for its variety of goods and services, and now they’re adding one more thing to their vast selection: prescription drugs. The company just introduced RxPass, a subscription service that allows shoppers to choose from among 50 different generic medications treating roughly 80 common conditions. The list covers many of the most widely-used drugs, from statins and antibiotics to antidepressants. There is, however, some fine print. Due to the low cost of the service, RxPass doesn’t accept insurance, and Medicare/Medicaid recipients aren’t eligible to sign up. You also need to be an Amazon Prime member to use the prescription feature. If you happen to be in California, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Texas, or Washington, you’re out of luck. The service won’t deliver to those states, at least not yet.