Phlebotomist to aisle 4, phlebotomist to aisle 4

Last week, LabCorp and Walgreens announced a partnership that will lead to the offering of LabCorp services (think blood draws, drug testing) in Walgreens pharmacies. LabCorp gets closer to the customer and Walgreens gets to expand their Healthcare Clinic offerings. The rollout will be slow at first with seven stores scheduled for 2017. The LabCorp announcement came one day before Walgreens and Rite-Aid announced they no longer intend to merge. Instead, Walgreens agreed to buy 2,186 Rite Aid stores for $5.2 billion. Soon Walgreens will have over 10,000 locations, so look for the brand “LabCorp at Walgreens” coming to your eyeballs soon. Your next to-do list at Walgreens – buy candy, pick up prescription, get shampoo, pee in a cup…

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