"Alexa, order me my Lipitor" are five words that could prove financially devastating to pharmacies such as Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) - Get Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc Report , CVS Health (CVS) - Get CVS Health Corporation Report and Rite Aid (RAD) - Get Rite Aid Corporation Report .
With Wall Street waiting on pins and needles to see how Amazon (AMZN) - Get Amazon.com, Inc. Report will enter the healthcare space via a tie-up with Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) - Get BRK.A Report (BRK.B) - Get Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B Report and JP Morgan Chase (JPM) - Get JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) Report , there is no denying a move into the pharmacy space could serve up big-time disruption.
"An easy priority for Amazon will be to improve the overall consumer experience in shopping for drugs online," said Evercore ISI's analyst Ross Muken in a major drill down Monday into Amazon's possible healthcare initiatives. "In our opinion, some aspirations of those who think Amazon could truly disrupt the industry seem too far-fetched while some are certainly imaginable."
What an Amazon Pharmacy Could Look Like
Ordering prescriptions and sun block will be pretty easy in a world with Amazon digital and physical pharmacies.
Walgreens Would Be Hammered
Walgreens could get hit severely if Amazon enters the pharmacy space, estimates Evercore ISI.
Rite Aid Could Be Destroyed
Long struggling Rite Aid could really fall into hot water if Amazon gets into pharmacy.
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