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In the letter dated Nov. 13, FDA said Amazon was selling eye drops which have not been recognized as safe and effective for providing temporary relief from eye symptoms such as excessive watery discharge, redness, burning, or pink eye.

Blue Shield, whose health plans cover 4.8 million members, said it will now work with five different companies, including Mark Cuban’s drug company, to provide “convenient, transparent access to medications while lowering costs.”

Today the company said its online pharmacy will automatically apply manufacturer-sponsored coupons to more than 15 insulin and diabetes medicines to help patients access discounts pledged by the drug industry.

Amazon.com Inc. said on Wednesday it had completed its $3.5 billion takeover of primary care provider One Medical (ONEM.O), a day after a U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) official announced that the agency would not challenge the deal.

The program, named RxPass, includes more than 50 medications addressing over 80 chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, anxiety, diabetes, and male pattern baldness.

Amazon said its new service would operate in 32 states, where customers who seek treatment for common ailments, will be connected to healthcare providers. The service does not include health insurance and pricing will vary depending on providers.

The ecommerce offering will keep CMI Media Group on the cutting edge of direct-to-consumer marketing, connecting life sciences, medtech and healthcare clients to audiences ready to buy.

Amazon, UnitedHealth, and CVS are bidding separately for home health services provider Signify Health Inc (SGFY.N), Bloomberg News reported on Sunday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

The all-cash deal heralds a dramatic expansion of Amazon’s healthcare ambitions, having piloted virtual care visits for Amazon employees in Seattle in 2019 before offering such services to other employers and in other cities under the Amazon Care brand.

In what seems like an unlikely collaboration, Seattle-based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (Fred Hutch) is partnering with Amazon to develop cancer vaccines.