Do you really want Amazon’s drugstore knowing your medical condition?

Source: David Lazarus, L.A.Times (Paid Registration)

If I choose to take advantage of speedy free shipping and maybe lower costs for prescription drugs, Amazon will know the most sensitive details of my health and everything that entails, including how well I look after myself and any complications I may experience.

The Amazon spokeswoman said all patient data will stay within the pharmacy and not be accessible by other Amazon divisions.

What if Amazon moves to acquire an insurance company, as CVS Health did with its 2018 purchase of Aetna? Would the retailer use its insights about customers to adjust coverage rates on an individual basis (as it reportedly does with many consumer products)?

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