To keep up with Amazon, CVS will now deliver drugs

CVS Health will soon offer a delivery service for  prescription medications and some over-the-counter drugs, according to CNBC.

The announcement comes as Amazon explores the prescription drug market. CVS hopes to compete with the e-commerce giant's promise of two-day shipping by getting its customers their orders within one or two days of placing them — in some areas, CVS customers can receive their orders same day.

"The rollout of delivery from nearly all of our 9,800 retail pharmacy locations nationwide represents another step forward for us in delivering innovative omnichannel solutions that help people on their path to better health," CVS Pharmacy President Kevin Hourican said in a statement.

The orders will ship through the U.S. Postal Service and CVS will charge $4.99 for shipping. Orders can be placed online, through CVS' app or over the phone, and customers can also purchase over-the-counter medications, vitamins and feminine or baby care products.

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