Walgreens Launches Clinical Trial Business with Goal of Leveraging Consumer Data, Technology, and Nationwide Reach to Increase Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Drug Research

By partnering with drug manufacturers to connect customers with clinical trials, the retail pharmacy chain believes this new venture will be the company’s “next growth engine.” Walgreens is launching a business to connect customers with clinical drug trials, a venture that adds another offering to the retail pharmacy giants’ growing menu of healthcare services. This new venture might also mean additional test orders for clinical laboratories and pathology groups in areas that...

Direct-to-Consumer Lab Test Start-Up EverlyWell Puts Clinical Laboratory Tests on Shelves at CVS and Target

If direct-to-consumer testing continues to attract healthcare consumers and financial investors, medical laboratories could have a new source of revenue Many have tried but few have found the right formula to offer medical laboratory tests directly to consumers. Direct-to-consumer lab testing as a robust business model has been an elusive goal. But now one entrepreneur wants to crack this market and just attracted $50 million in venture capital to fund her idea! Outsiders often establish...

Walgreens, CVS Add New Healthcare Services and Technology to Their Retail Locations; Is Medical Laboratory Testing Soon to Be Included?

Expanding healthcare services into communities is expected to increase orders for clinical laboratory tests, promote precision medicine, and lower overall costs Clinical laboratories continue to adapt to servicing providers in non-traditional healthcare settings. These include freestanding urgent care centers as well as mini-clinics in retail locations. Dark Daily has covered this trend extensively in previous e-briefings. To secure a share of this new market, national retailers, pharmacy...

Mayo Medical Laboratories Gathers Pathologists and Other Experts to Share Lessons Learned and Successes in Improving How Physicians Utilize Lab Tests

Utilization management of clinical laboratory testing is a big trend in laboratory medicine at the moment as innovative labs strive to add more value DATELINE: DENVER, COLORADO—Interest in improving the utilization of clinical laboratory tests is at an all-time high among medical laboratories throughout the United States. Last week a national gathering of pathologists and laboratory professionals gathered in the Mile High City to share success stories and identify the best approaches to...

Walgreens Joins Competitors Offering Telemedical Virtual Doctor Visits: Adds Mental Health Specialists to the Roster of Providers

Consumers can access a physician anytime, anywhere on a computer or mobile device using a downloadable Walgreens app As the national pharmacy chains take progressive steps to add more health services inside their retail stores, the day draws ever closer when they may want to add medical laboratory testing services to their menu of in-store clinical services. At the moment, telemedicine physician consults is one healthcare service finding favor with several of the nation’s largest pharmacy...
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