The Affordable Care Act will bring the chain drug industry millions of newly insured patients and drive cost containment.
According to an article in pharmacist.com, retailers are seeking ways to get the most out of pharmacy's continued movement away from a dispensing orientation toward a service model focused on improved health outcomes.
The article states that the ability to serve a budget-conscious population and increasing numbers of seniors will go a long way to determining chains' results in 2015.
Pharmacy chains will continue to provide a well-planned, strongly supported front end with expansion in consumables, beauty care, and over-the-counter health products. This move will ensure that patients can have a “one-stop” shopping experience.
As the pharmacy chain
industry grows, so will the demad for staff. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment of pharmacists is projected to grow 14 percent from 2012-2022. The increase for prescription medications will lead to more demand in the pharmacy industry
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