With Incentives From Insurers, Pharmacies Refocus From Snacks To Drugs
Drug stores are returning to their roots - drugs, the (Raleigh N.C.) News and Observer/Scripps News reports. "After years of adding everything from groceries to grills to their inventory, drugstore chains are once again emphasizing their pharmacies. Pharmacists are being asked - and paid by insurance companies - to monitor their customers' health. That could include counseling them on chronic diseases, making sure they're taking their medications, and screening for maladies from diabetes to high cholesterol" (Stock, 10/27).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.