Retail clinic news: Philadelphia residents now have access to a new CVS MinuteClinic location at 1500 Spruce St. in Center City; Walgreens is switching to Epic EHRs; and the number of retail health clinics is expected to continue growing.
Latest retail clinic news: CVS MinuteClinic announces app plans for 2016, the Walgreens-Rite Aid deal is getting a heavy look from federal regulators, and a great article from U.S. News and World Report about choosing health plans to match your drug prescription needs.
It seems like big-time mergers and acquisitions are everywhere these days. In the beer world, Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser, etc.) is buying SABMiller (Miller Lite, etc.). American Airlines and US Airways merging. And now, two major pharmacy chains will join forces to compete with CVS Health, leaving us two major choices in the drugstore world. What does the Walgreens-Rite Aid deal mean for us as consumers?
Earlier this month, the popular drugstore chain Rite Aid and HealthSpot, one of the more intriguing spins on telehealth, announced they would collaborate to treat patients at 25 of Rite Aid’s stores in Ohio. If you haven’t seen HealthSpot in action, it is definitely worth watching a video tour.