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Welcome to Walgreens. The doctor will be with you soon

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Walgreens plans to open full-service doctors’ offices in hundreds of its stores across the US during the next five years.
Walgreens’ big bet on VillageMD marks another entrant into the growing concept of the « retail clinic. » Competitor CVS is leveraging its $70 billion acquisition of insurance company Aetna by building out 1,500 HealthHubs — featuring chronic-condition care services and health and wellness products — by the end of 2021. Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, is starting to test out health clinics as well.
« What will the pharmacy experience look like in 2025? » asked Eric Percher, research analyst at health chare investment research firm Nephron, in a research note Wednesday.

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