Thursday, November 21, 2019

Amid LBO Talk, Walgreens Opens First Doctor-Staffed Clinics

As speculation swirls Walgreens Boots Alliance could be taken private via leveraged buyout, the retail pharmacy chain is opening the first of a coming new model of doctor-staffed primary care clinics attached to its U.S. drugstores.

On Wednesday, Walgreens and its primary care partner VillageMD, which operates primary care clinics that contract or employ physicians, opened the first of five locations in the Houston market under the “Village Medical at Walgreens” brand.. . . more