Supermarket Pharmacies Navigate Clinical Roles Through Partnerships
Supermarket pharmacies are having a moment. Once relegated to obscured locations in the store, they now are no longer hidden from customers’ sight, nor thought of as merely an added convenience. Moving away from the staid count, pour, lick and stick role they once had, supermarket pharmacists increasingly play an important clinical role with a focus on patient outcomes.
Ensuring patients are aware of pharmacy services is an essential component of making them available, and also is something supermarkets tend to have difficulty with, according to Claire Biermaas, group vice president of strategic health at Conshohocken, Pa.-based AmerisourceBergen.
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