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We’re not that different from the US

Gareth Malson (PJ, 3 May 2014, p474) writes about a Walgreens pharmacy he visited in California and hopes that we will not see the like here in Britain. I fear that ship has already sailed. He says Walgreens is a pharmacy with a supermarket attached. But here we have supermarkets with pharmacies attached. In the public perception is there any real difference? What he describes could just as easily be my local Tesco. In addition, our larger multiple pharmacies sell sandwiches, perfumes, lipsticks, fake tan products and hair-dryers, among other things. These can hardly be described as professional services.

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2014.11138186

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