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Bruce Carlson

Mega-merger turns spotlight on MinuteClinic

Mega-merger turns spotlight on MinuteClinic

While the changes that CVS Health’s $69 billion deal to buy Aetna may bring to the health care sector remain unclear, it’s very likely that a big beneficiary of deal would be MinuteClinic, says one market researcher. “Now these retail clinics in effect become in-house health care providers for Aetna,” explained Bruce Carlson, publisher at

Retail clinic visitors tend to see doctor regularly

Retail clinic visitors tend to see doctor regularly

In recent years, physician groups have knocked the growth of retail health clinics as an encroachment on their turf. But health care market researcher Kalorama Information says that’s not necessarily the case. Consumers who have visited a retail clinic in the past year are much more apt to have seen a physician in that time

Report tracks in-store clinic surge

ROCKVILLE, Md. — The number of retail health clinics in the United States has increased by 38% to 2,215 since 2011, mostly as a result of expansion of the concept by major drug store chains, according to a new report from Kalorama ­Information. The report forecasts that the concept’s financial success and the growing acceptance

Competition escalates in retail clinic arena

Competition escalates in retail clinic arena

NEW YORK — The retail health clinic market is seeing competition intensify as the leading players expand their reach with new locations. Market leader MinuteClinic, part of CVS Health, got a big boost last month with CVS’ $1.9 billion deal to buy the pharmacy and clinic business of Target Corp. With the move, the approximately

Survey: Retail clinic patients may visit doctor’s office less

Survey: Retail clinic patients may visit doctor’s office less

NEW YORK — The convenience of in-store clinics may lead consumers to go to a doctor’s office less when they need primary health care, according to Kalorama Information’s “Retail Clinics 2015” report. The health care market researcher said Tuesday that of 2,000 adults surveyed, 53.5% said they were visiting the physician’s office less because of the presence of a