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Walgreens to link up with FedEx on next-day drug delivery as Amazon nears


(Reuters) - Boots Alliance said on Thursday it would with Corp to launch a next-day delivery service for prescription drugs nationwide, giving it a leg up as threatens to shake-up the sector.

In the race to make inroads in the on-demand space, Walgreens' move could potentially put it head-to-head with com Inc, which earlier this year said it would buy online pharmacy

Amazon's entry in the market would rattle traditional and could potentially disrupt major players the U.S.

Rival CVS Corp launched its own next-day delivery service earlier this year.

said patients can have qualifying prescriptions delivered to their doorstep as early as the next day for $4.99.

Same-day is already available in certain markets and will be expanded in 2019, said.

(Reporting by in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr)

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 20:22 IST