Most Americans associate pharmacies with prescription drugs, vitamins
Forbes reports that Walgreens has announced a
The objective, the company says, is to combine the beauty departments and pharmacy departments in 3,000 of its stores in order to promote both physical and mental health in the cancer community. Participating stores will have specially trained aestheticians on hand to provide cancer-specific consultations, advice
This isn’t the first time a U.S. pharmacy has doubled down on cancer treatment and prevention. Last summer, CVS Health committed $10 million to the American Cancer Society in support of cancer patient services and breakthrough research. A few years back, the pharmacy chain Rite Aid partnered with the Skin Cancer Foundation’s annual Road to Healthy Skin Tour to offer free full-body skin cancer screenings out of an RV making its way across the country to encourage skin cancer awareness.
With an estimated 1.7 million Americans newly diagnosed with cancer each year and growing research showing how much more effective holistic cancer care can be, it’s no wonder that more and more providers—from hospitals to pharmacies—are developing new ways to reach and service patients beyond diagnosis and treatment.
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