(Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance said on Thursday it would partner with FedEx Corp to launch a next-day delivery service for prescription drugs nationwide, giving it a leg up as Amazon threatens to shake-up the sector.
In the race to make inroads in the on-demand drug delivery space, Walgreens' move could potentially put it head-to-head with Amazon.com Inc, which earlier this year said it would buy online pharmacy PillPack.
Rival CVS Health Corp launched its own next-day delivery service earlier this year.
Walgreens said patients can have qualifying prescriptions delivered to their doorstep as early as the next day for $4.99.
(Reporting by Uday Sampath in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr)
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