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Amazon Files to Trademark "Amazon Pharmacy" in the UK

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS

Amazon files for pharmacy trademark in UK
 
Amazon has filed to trademark “Amazon Pharmacy” in Canada, the U.K. and Australia, signalling a potential move into operating some sort of potential online pharmacy services or the distribution of some medicines in the UK..
 
According to this report, Amazon filed for the patent on Jan. 9, 2020. The status is listed as preformalized. The trademark also lists other areas that Amazon Pharmacy could move into including surgical, medical dental instruments and pharmaceutical as well as medical and veterinary preparations.

What does this mean for dispensing doctors?

You need to make sure you are giving the best possible customer service, introduce a home delivery service if its practical and give your patients no reason to move their prescription dispensing online.

Watch this space for news and updates on this issue.