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How are companies like GoodRx able to provide drug discounts?

Feb 2, 2024
Discount card companies negotiate directly with pharmacies or pharmacy benefit managers, the powerful brokers that control drug prices.
A majority of Americans say that prescription drug costs are unreasonable, according to a KFF poll.
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Rite Aid's bankruptcy reflects how much the corner drugstore has changed

Oct 16, 2023
Corporate mergers and competition from supermarkets, discount clubs and online startups — among other forces — have altered how pharmacies need to do business.
The pharmacy business has seen lots of change in the last few decades.
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Walgreens pharmacists are walking off the job to protest working conditions

Oct 11, 2023
Retail pharmacists deal with understaffing and burnout as their job responsibilities expand beyond dispensing medication.
The role and duties of pharmacists have only expanded throughout the pandemic.
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What the vaccine rollout is like for three community pharmacists

Apr 16, 2021
They've struggled with exhaustion, low staffing levels and no-shows for appointments.
Health care workers are feeling a lot of pressure to get the vaccine rollout right: making make sure all vaccines are stored correctly, that allergic reactions are prevented and that they’re answering everyone’s questions.
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Big pharmacy chains start giving COVID vaccines today

But it's not as easy as just showing up at a store and expecting to get a shot.
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Pharmacies are playing a bigger role in local retail during the pandemic

Aug 5, 2020
They're more and more becoming one-stop shops for people who want to consolidate shopping trips.
About 23 1/2 million Americans don’t live that close to grocery stores, but most people do live within 5 miles of a Walgreens or CVS.
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Costco and Instacart expand deliveries to include prescription drugs

Apr 20, 2020
It's an effort to compete with drugstore chains and pharmacy startups.
About 90% of prescriptions are filled in person. Will the pandemic change that?
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CVS bets on becoming "a 360 health company"

May 1, 2019
The company is finding ways to attract more customers.
With an ever-growing number of health-care consumers becoming ever-more cost-sensitive, CVS is at an advantage.
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