I recently came across an intriguing new study that has direct and indirect implications for retail pharmacy and the push toward health care.
The new report, “Health equals wealth: The global longevity dividend,” by the International Longevity Centre UK, concludes that investing in preventive health measures will be crucial to support people to stay in and return to the workforce following the pandemic.
That’s a heady claim, but it works something like this.
Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? The good news for retail pharmacies is that they are on the right track to become healthcare destinations, but there are still things to remember. Stores still need to feel professional (like a traditional doctor’s office), waiting rooms must be part of the equation, assurance of privacy must be maintained and appointments should be easy. After all, if you’re going to become a doctor’s office, retail pharmacy must feel like a doctor’s office.