Amazon is gearing up to launch a larger offering in the medical supplies business, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
The revamped service will serve hospitals and clinics. The e-commerce giant is looking to expand its Amazon Business marketplace to serve the health-care industry, according to hospital executives the WSJ said. Amazon Business already has a smaller offering of medical supplies.
The disruptive internet company made another move affecting the health-care industry last month.
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and J.P. Morgan Chase announced a partnership on Jan. 30 to cut health costs and improve services for employees.
Amazon, McKesson and Owens & Minor did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Cardinal Health declined to comment.
Amazon shares were little changed in premarket.