Amazon plots a course into the healthcare industry

  • Chris Easom
  • January 18, 2021

“I think the impact would be huge,” says Ahsan Bhatti, owner of online pharmacy Quick Meds. He is concerned about the prospect of online giant Amazon moving into the pharmacy business in the UK. “I’m worried. They’ll have a massive marketing budget, and they’ll definitely take a sizeable chunk out of every other pharmacy on the market. There will be closures as a direct result of it,” he says. Mr Bhatti will be closely watching developments in the US where Amazon Pharmacy launched in November.