Amazon Echo Alexa’s new pharmacy feature is expected to be particularly helpful to those who take multiple medications daily, and to seniors still living at home and juggling their own health care needs.

After picking the first pharmacy to launch an effort to let patients manage their medications with Alexa, Amazon has followed up with the launch of a medical transcription service.

Modern Healthcare reports that after last week’s announcement that supermarket and pharmacy chain Giant Eagle is the commerce goliath’s choice for initiation of the medication management system via Alexa. The collaboration between Amazon and medication-management company Omnicell is one more step forward in Amazon’s push into health care.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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