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POC testing, vision and hearing centers are future of retail clinics

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In 2015, combined sales of point-of-care (POC) tests, clinical chemistry and immunoassay laboratory tests, and vaccines to retail clinics reached $240 million. This reflects total annual growth of more than 26% per year since 2010, when retail clinics accounted for about $75 million in purchases of these products.

In 2015, combined sales of point-of-care (POC) tests, clinical chemistry and immunoassay laboratory tests, and vaccines to retail clinics reached $240 million. This reflects total annual growth of more than 26% per year since 2010, when retail clinics accounted for about $75 million in purchases of these products. Drug Store News expects POC testing to continue to grow in retail clinics. Last year, Quest Diagnostics partnered with Safeway and Albertsons on a pilot that places Quest's lab testing services and diagnostic capabilities adjacent to the pharmacy. In addition to POC testing, retail clinics have begun incorporating vision care and hearing aid centers. In April, CVS Pharmacy opened seven hearing and five optical centers stores-within-stores and plans to expand. Additionally, Walgreens piloted a retail vision care center within its flagship Magnificent Mile store in Chicago.

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