All the recent talk about Amazon’s plans to become a wholesale pharmacy distributor seems to have been exactly that—just talk—as industry analysts have learned the online retailer has no intentions (currently) to start storing and shipping medications. Rather, they expect the company to use the pharmacy licenses it obtained in 12 states recently for medical devices and supplies. The investment firm Jefferies learned that Amazon went so far as to tell officials in Tennessee and Indiana specifically that it “will not store or ship drugs.” Nevertheless, this does not mean Amazon will never use those licenses to get into the drug wholesale business; analysts at Jefferies believe Amazon is still considering that option.

Update: Amazon is Expected to Distribute Medical Devices and Supplies, not Medications
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