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Drug middleman Express Scripts is getting peppered with questions about Amazon's health care interest

Express Scripts' president and CEO Tim Wentworth was peppered with questions about Amazon on its earnings call earlier this week.

Wentworth, who runs one of the largest pharmacy benefits management organizations -- otherwise known as PBMs -- appears to have contemplated this question quite a bit.

"So as I think about Amazon and what they may choose to do in pharmacy, you said it right in the beginning, which is, you know, becoming a PBM is a lot more than dispensing drugs," he responded to an analyst.

PBMs act as intermediaries between payers, like health insurers, and the rest of the health system.

Speculation has ensued for months that the...