Interesting Pharmacy Development

CVS, which is the largest pharmacy chain in the Washington, D.C., area and has 5,400 pharmacies in 37 states, has bought MinuteClinic. There are 83 MinuteClinics in ten states, including 66 located inside CVS pharmacies, including one in my hometown, Bethesda, MD. According to the CVS press release, “MinuteClinic locations, which are staffed by certified nurse practitioners and physician assistants, offer treatment for common family illnesses, such as strep throat, ear infections, poison ivy and pink eye. They also provide some common vaccinations.” Clearly CVS has room for expanding this convenient service. Will other pharmacies follow CVS’s lead?