Drug Chains Top Clinic List

Two major drug chains CVS/pharmacy, Woonsocket, R.I., and Walgreen Co., Deerfield, Ill. now dominate the in-store health clinic business, and this will continue for the foreseeable future, said Tom Charland, chief executive officer, Merchant Medicine, Shoreview, Minn., which consults on clinics. Of a total 1,063 clinics in the United States, CVS has 519 and Walgreens has 245, according to Charland's

Two major drug chains — CVS/pharmacy, Woonsocket, R.I., and Walgreen Co., Deerfield, Ill. — now dominate the in-store health clinic business, and this will continue for the foreseeable future, said Tom Charland, chief executive officer, Merchant Medicine, Shoreview, Minn., which consults on clinics.

Of a total 1,063 clinics in the United States, CVS has 519 and Walgreens has 245, according to Charland's October “Merchant Medicine News” newsletter. Both own their clinic operations: CVS

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