At Kantar Retail’s two-day Drug Channels workshop, the company shared insights about how consumers are approaching health and wellness in a changed retail and healthcare landscape, how the big drug chains are looking to reach them and how suppliers can be a key part of doing so as we move into the future.
Walgreens pharmacists and Healthcare Clinic nurse practitioners can administer MMR vaccine to individuals ages 7 and older in Mississippi and Tennessee; ages 14 and older in Kentucky; and ages 18 and older in Arkansas.
Speculation that Walgreens might be exploring an entry into the medical marijuana business followed a post on tumblr by Walgreens titled "Clarifying Clinical Cannabis." "Though marijuana has been approved for medical use in many states, marijuana is not yet approved for national use by the Food and Drug Administration," noted post author Dahlia Sultan, resident pharmacist, Walgreens and the University of Illinois at Chicago. "Medical marijuana can’t be purchased from a pharmacy like traditional prescriptions. It must be sold through a licensed dispensary in an approved state." (Walgreens on tumblr)