Forbes July 11, 2021
Warren Shoulberg

If you remember when doctors made house calls, you may well be surprised to see what’s happening in the health care business these days: it is increasingly the latest battlefield for the country’s biggest retailers.

From Walmart and Amazon to even Dollar General, large national retailing companies are stepping up their activities in health care, both in person and online. These initiatives include expanded departments, free-standing stores, medical services and just about every other function that you used to have to go a doctor’s office, clinic or emergency room to access previously. As such they are increasingly edging into the space now held by the big drug store chains like Walgreen, CVS and Rite-Aid who are also expanding their health...

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