A look at Amazon's healthcare layoffs

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said Jan. 4 the company plans to eliminate 18,000 jobs throughout the organization, some of which include employees spearheading its healthcare initiatives, CNBC reported Jan. 31. 

Here is a look at Amazon's most recent healthcare layoffs:

  • Amazon Pharmacy: Amazon's online pharmacy, which recently rolled out RxPass, a $5 per month medication prescription service, laid off some of its program managers, risk compliance managers and billing managers. 

  • Halo: Some employees working on Amazon's digital health tools, including its digital platform Halo health and fitness trackers, were also laid off, according to CNBC.

  • Amazon Care: In August, Amazon said it would shutter its in-person and virtual primary care service, Amazon Care. The shutdown led to 159 employees losing their jobs.

  • Care Medical: Employees of Care Medical, a standalone company contracted to work with Amazon Care patients, were also laid off due to the service shutting down. This layoff equated to 236 people losing their jobs.

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