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(Marketwatch)   Walgreens plans to open 700 primary care practices. The strategy here is to just overwhelm any disease or injury with paperwork   (marketwatch.com) divider line
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2020-07-08 9:13:11 PM  
Snark aside, it's actually a pretty good way of getting smaller clinics into the places that need them (or, making easier stops for minor complaints more accessible in major metro areas).
 
2020-07-08 9:30:57 PM  
I went to my local Walgreens yesterday to use their self-service BP thing, as I needed to update my medical history for my medical insurance thing.  They weren't available (I guess COVID), but I discovered you can buy your own digital BP cuff device for relatively cheap (~$40).  I had no idea.  It takes 3 AAA batteries.

However, be warned.  I could tell by the setup in the store and their pretty strict mask/distancing standards (which I absolutely followed and applaud) that Walgreens is a Karen-palooza just waiting to happen, and adding walk-in clinics will probably exasperate that problem.
 
2020-07-08 9:33:15 PM  
So, they're trying to be like CVS with a Minute Clinic?
 
2020-07-08 9:59:54 PM  
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2020-07-08 10:45:29 PM  
I guess that explains why they turned all of their staff pharmacists to community pharmacists and got rid of a bunch of the Rite Aid staff recently.
 
2020-07-08 11:41:00 PM  

jayphat: So, they're trying to be like CVS with a Minute Clinic?


It's amazing. No money for pharmacist raises, but plenty of money for acquiring smaller chains. Reducing the number of 24hr stores and firing the now-extra pharmacists, but plenty of money for this shiat. No PPE to be able to do immunizations, but invite more sick people into the store. Cut hours, but have employees make more phone call to nag people that their stuff is ready, or late to refill, or hey you should sign up for X program.
 
2020-07-09 12:42:23 AM  

kittyhas1000legs: jayphat: So, they're trying to be like CVS with a Minute Clinic?

It's amazing. No money for pharmacist raises, but plenty of money for acquiring smaller chains. Reducing the number of 24hr stores and firing the now-extra pharmacists, but plenty of money for this shiat. No PPE to be able to do immunizations, but invite more sick people into the store. Cut hours, but have employees make more phone call to nag people that their stuff is ready, or late to refill, or hey you should sign up for X program.


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2020-07-09 1:31:22 AM  

kittyhas1000legs: jayphat: So, they're trying to be like CVS with a Minute Clinic?

It's amazing. No money for pharmacist raises, but plenty of money for acquiring smaller chains. Reducing the number of 24hr stores and firing the now-extra pharmacists, but plenty of money for this shiat. No PPE to be able to do immunizations, but invite more sick people into the store. Cut hours, but have employees make more phone call to nag people that their stuff is ready, or late to refill, or hey you should sign up for X program.


And then going back to having conference calls and nagging the stores about getting their numbers up.  I'm sorry, we're in a farking pandemic, you've been the only place outside of grocery stores which have been opened through this whole shiatstorm, and  you can't force people to come into your stores and shop. so fark the numbers.
 
2020-07-09 1:56:17 AM  
I don't have any problem with Walgreens
 
2020-07-09 9:40:27 AM  

hotrod2001: kittyhas1000legs: jayphat: So, they're trying to be like CVS with a Minute Clinic?

It's amazing. No money for pharmacist raises, but plenty of money for acquiring smaller chains. Reducing the number of 24hr stores and firing the now-extra pharmacists, but plenty of money for this shiat. No PPE to be able to do immunizations, but invite more sick people into the store. Cut hours, but have employees make more phone call to nag people that their stuff is ready, or late to refill, or hey you should sign up for X program.

And then going back to having conference calls and nagging the stores about getting their numbers up.  I'm sorry, we're in a farking pandemic, you've been the only place outside of grocery stores which have been opened through this whole shiatstorm, and  you can't force people to come into your stores and shop. so fark the numbers.


An effective way to sell more PSC cards is to print out the price report for Sidenafil when it comes back as not covered and attach it to the leaflet.
 
2020-07-09 11:20:17 AM  

50th: I went to my local Walgreens yesterday to use their self-service BP thing, as I needed to update my medical history for my medical insurance thing.  They weren't available (I guess COVID), but I discovered you can buy your own digital BP cuff device for relatively cheap (~$40).  I had no idea.  It takes 3 AAA batteries.


So $20 at a normal store, then :P

/Chain pharmacies are an absolute rip off on everything unless there is a super-duper sale happening.
 
2020-07-09 11:39:48 AM  

MBZ321: 50th: I went to my local Walgreens yesterday to use their self-service BP thing, as I needed to update my medical history for my medical insurance thing.  They weren't available (I guess COVID), but I discovered you can buy your own digital BP cuff device for relatively cheap (~$40).  I had no idea.  It takes 3 AAA batteries.

So $20 at a normal store, then :P

/Chain pharmacies are an absolute rip off on everything unless there is a super-duper sale happening.


I hadn't thought about that since I didn't even know these things were available OTC.  However, I just checked Amazon and Target online.  I couldn't price compare apples-to-apples because mine is Walgreens store brand, but the $40 seemed reasonable.  The prices actually vary widely (from $29 to >$100), I assume due to features.  Mine just does BP and heart rate.
 
2020-07-09 4:18:36 PM  

kittyhas1000legs: hotrod2001: kittyhas1000legs: jayphat: So, they're trying to be like CVS with a Minute Clinic?

It's amazing. No money for pharmacist raises, but plenty of money for acquiring smaller chains. Reducing the number of 24hr stores and firing the now-extra pharmacists, but plenty of money for this shiat. No PPE to be able to do immunizations, but invite more sick people into the store. Cut hours, but have employees make more phone call to nag people that their stuff is ready, or late to refill, or hey you should sign up for X program.

And then going back to having conference calls and nagging the stores about getting their numbers up.  I'm sorry, we're in a farking pandemic, you've been the only place outside of grocery stores which have been opened through this whole shiatstorm, and  you can't force people to come into your stores and shop. so fark the numbers.

An effective way to sell more PSC cards is to print out the price report for Sidenafil when it comes back as not covered and attach it to the leaflet.


I just ran my top 200 list a few weeks ago and was surprised to find Sidenafil was number 61, about as surprised that it's been covered by insurances alot more this year.
 
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