Pharma-see-them-everywhere

If you live in the US, then you’re no stranger to the corner pharmacy because there are at least two on every corner. Slight exaggeration, maybe. Pop quiz, how many pharmacies does CVS have? The answer can be found at the end of this article or you can click on this to see an infographic of just how large and powerful the top US pharmacies are. “But, I’m British.” Ok, go here to see how the growth in the volume of prescriptions dispensed is far greater than the rise (or fall) in NHS funding. We bring this to your attention because of the potential impact pharmacies can and do have on delivering healthcare. Back to CVS, they have almost 1,000 in-store MinuteClinic locations. BTW, CVS has 9,207 pharmacies in the US which averages to ~3 for every US county.