June 20, 2011

With retail clinic sales rising an estimated 81% per year since 2005 and sales expansion projected to continue in the coming years, according to recent research, The Drug Store News Group and Retail Clinician magazine, in partnership with the Convenient Care Association, will host the fourth annual Retail Clinician Education Congress in August.


June 13, 2011

The news that MinuteClinic has formed clinical affiliations with OhioHealth and Cleveland Clinic Florida is important because it further signifies that retail-based clinics are more than just clinics.

June 7, 2011

Take Care Health Systems and Memorial Health on Tuesday announced a new relationship that will increase opportunities for clinical collaboration and improve patient access to high-quality, convenient and affordable healthcare options in the greater Jacksonville region.

April 29, 2011

The emergence of the reports by Kalorama Information and Rasmussen Reports are important because they underscore the important role that retail-based healthcare clinics — and the nurse practitioners who work within them — increasingly play in the nation's healthcare system.

April 26, 2011

Many U.S. voters are in favor of expanding the use of nurse practitioners for routine medical care, and most believe that the quality of health care would improve if routine care was handled by nurse practitioners and doctors were able to focus more on challenging healthcare issues, according to the findings of a recent survey.

April 25, 2011


ORLANDO, Fla. — Studies have indicated that the best people to get patients to adhere to their medication therapies are store pharmacists, while the second-best people are nurses. Thus, it’s only natural that getting nurses and pharmacists to collaborate will further improve adherence. The collaborative care track that The Drug Store News Group will introduce at the Retail Clinician Education Congress in August is a step in that direction.


April 8, 2011

The news that CVS Caremark's MinuteClinic has entered into a clinical affiliation with Advocate Health Care and Advocate Physician Partners is important as it reflects a larger focus within the U.S. healthcare landscape: medical homes, or for a growing number of Americans, the lack thereof.

March 4, 2011

NEW YORK — The Manhattan Institute has come up with a novel idea to help New York state slash its healthcare costs by a hefty $350 million by 2020: Expand access to retail health clinics.

Sounds simple enough, right? Think again.

January 14, 2011

Convenience and cost savings offered by retail-based health clinics are attractive to urban patients. Given sufficient cost savings, those urban patients are likely to seek care at such facilities, causing possible further growth and employment opportunities for nurse practitioners in these clinics, according to research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

January 12, 2011

CVS Caremark's retail-based clinic operator, MinuteClinic, is experiencing exponential gains in utilization and posted a 22% increase in acute visits during the past year, Larry Merlo, CVS Caremark president and COO, told investors Wednesday during the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.

November 18, 2010

The fact that CVS Caremark's MinuteClinic was highlighted as an innovator of healthcare delivery by...

November 3, 2010

One of the nation's largest drug store chains and its retail clinic subsidiary will offer...

October 28, 2010

“We don’t have to be the PBM.” That’s what Greg Wasson, Walgreens president and CEO,...

October 7, 2010

Retail pharmacy operators continue to expand their presence in the burgeoning market for retail-based walk-in...

September 12, 2010

Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, built its retail-based clinics around a...

September 12, 2010

This year’s third annual Retail Clinician Education Congress, which was held at the whimsically themed...

September 12, 2010

Nurse practitioners are critical players in today’s healthcare system, and all too often these professionals...

August 26, 2010

Take Care Health Systems’ announcement that its Take Care Clinics ranked among the top 10%...

August 22, 2010

With nearly 500 nurse practitioners showing up for the Retail Clinician Education Congress, hosted by...

August 22, 2010

Lately, I’ve been giving a lot of thought as to what constitutes a good leader....

August 22, 2010

Healthcare reform, a rise in patient visits and expanded service offerings are paving the way...

August 19, 2010

The USA Today article highlighting nurse-managed centers as one “innovative” program that could help fill...

August 17, 2010

The Convenient Care Association and SMARTcare have teamed up to provide CCA member clinicians with...

August 8, 2010

Milwaukee Health Services, which owns and operates a retail-based convenient care clinic here, has hired...