Amazon Prime Launches RxPass – Pay $5/month & Get Unlimited Generic Drugs Free (From A Select List Of Drugs)

Amazon announced today the launch of a drug subscription program called RxPass, a Prime membership add-on which costs $5 per month. RxPass is part of Amazon pharmacy (affiliate link), and offers free unlimited medications from a select list. Medications that treat more than 80 common conditions, such as high blood pressure, anxiety, and acid reflux, are included in the RxPass subscription. Almost half of all U.S. residents take one of the medications available in this program.

You can find the full list of around 60 medications here. You can read Amazon’s press release here. See FAQs here.

You’ll get unlimited medications delivered free to your door; you just have to pay the $5 monthly fee and then unlimited medications are available to you at no cost whatsoever. You first need to be a Prime member which comes with a cost of $139/year or $14.99/month (affiliate link). See this post for a full list of deals on buying Amazon Prime membership.

Note: RxPass does restrict eligibility based on insurance and the state where medications will be shipped. People with government-funded insurance such as Medicare or Medicaid are not eligible sign up for RxPass right now. Additionally, RxPass is not currently available to send medications to California, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington. Amazon Pharmacy is still available in all of those states.

Our Verdict

Lots of popular medications on this list, there are even some supplements there like Vitamin B12 and Biotin. Apparently those can get prescribed by a doctor.

RxPass can be a real moneysaver for many people, especially for someone who already pays for Prime as this will only cost them $5 extra per month. This can be a deal for someone who takes even one medication from the list, and can be major savings for someone who takes multiple of these medications.

I switched to using Amazon Pharmacy a while back and have been happy with them. I’ll save some money with an RxPass subscription plan for my one monthly subscription which I found on the list. (Parenthetically, I’ve found it worthwhile to pay their prices without using insurance since, ironically, it’s about half the cost without insurance versus with insurance. The Amazon system lets me choose whether to go through insurance or buy it directly without involving insurance.)

My guess is that RxPass is a money-loser for Amazon, but will bring over new customers to Amazon Pharmacy.

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ian
ian

how can it be unlimited? aren’t you limited by the amount prescribed and number of refills? how does this work with insurance? insurance usually has quantity limits.

Perkunas
Perkunas

You still need a valid prescription. If you have 30 prescriptions all on the list, you get all 30 for $5 regardless. If you have 1 script, you get just the 1 for $5. all you’re normal velocity limits and refill requirements remain same as always.

Click
Click

Of course it is limited by your prescription.

Daniel Wu
Daniel Wu

I am confused. Is this $5/month plus whatever the prescription cost? Or the $5/month already include the cost of the prescription?

Manabi
Manabi

$5 a month lets you subscribe to the RxPass. Then there’s no additional charge for any of the sixty medicines on the list. Any other medicines you get filled through Amazon Pharmacy will cost you what they normally do.

Sunshine
Sunshine

Oxycocone on the list?

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Click
Frank Rizzo
Frank Rizzo

I think Amazon needs to concentrate more on getting packages delivered in a timely matter. It’s getting ridiculous how long it takes to get things anymore. It’s talking 2 or more weeks for things they supposedly had in stock. Since they aren’t necessarily the cheapest, I don’t know why people continue to order from them. I couldn’t imagine getting prescription medication from them. You’d probably run out.

Celia
Celia

I haven’t had many issues myself (Chicago) but when I was sending things to my in-laws in Seattle, I could’t believe the transit times. Rarely could I get a two-day delivery option and would get delay after delay multiple times. Being where Amazon is headquartered it was a surprise.

I switched my scripts to Sam’s. Being a Plus member, my monthly allergy pills are only $4 with the first 30 days free per year. Would have thought about trying Amazon but the meds aren’t on the list.

Matt
Matt

They are still awesome here. Maybe you have a low quality workforce in your region.

Aki
Aki

Wow Matt, blaming the workforce for a companies issues. Are you anti union as well?

KE
KE

Are you implying union workers would get the packages delivered more on-time? That’s quite the logical leap…

Manabi
Manabi

My personal experience with mail-order pharmacies is that running out’s the norm. I tried Walgreen’s, since I was using them already. I ran out of medicine multiple times, so I opted back out of it.

But yeah, Amazon’s delivery times are getting awful. Quick delivery’s the whole reason they got so many Prime subscribers in the first place.

BN
BN

Does it work with prime student ?

Manabi
Manabi

It only says you have to be a Prime member to use the benefit, so it probably does.

Bockrr
Bockrr

I tried Amazon pharmacy and have no complaints. The prices are usually better than places like CVS and somewhat comparable to Costco. That said, I did switch my medications to Mark Cuban’s thing, even with the $5 shipping it ended up being cheaper than Amazon with my two generics clocking in at ~$6 and ~$8 for 90 day supplies: https://costplusdrugs.com/

slowbrake
slowbrake

nice to see viagra made the list. #priorities

RJL
RJL
Fay White
Fay White

ED Pills for cheap!!! Yes.

Jack

Stop watching porn if you have ED problems. Get helped, Fay. Fay White

Kirby
Kirby

It looks like each adult would have to have their own Prime Membership in order to take advantage of this. Looks like prescriptions for multiple people can’t be combined on one Pharmacy profile except for children under 18.

Another Jeff
Another Jeff

Lie? Find a friendly doctor? Create a drug ring? Get prescription from Mexico

sdb4u99
sdb4u99

Interesting