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Industry learns that a lot can change in a year

Seldom has a new year in chain drug retailing dawned amid so many unanswered questions, so many fresh initiatives, so many high-stakes changes yet unresolved.

Paradigm shift opens way for new solutions

In the landmark book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, published in 1962, Thomas Kuhn established the concept of paradigm shifts, an idea that illuminates how progress in such fields as physics and biology is really made. His central argument is that when a new model governing thinking in a given discipline emerges, avenues of exploration and understanding that previously appeared to be dead ends, if they were evident at all, open up.

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