DoorDash inks deal with Walgreens to provide over-the-counter medicine and snack deliveries

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Walgreens signed a similar deal with Postmates in April

DoorDash announced that it’s introducing on-demand delivery services from Walgreens to provide “everyday essentials” to your doorstep. Customers in Atlanta, Chicago, and Denver can now order over 2,300 items from the pharmacy chain, including over-the-counter medication, groceries, snacks, and beauty products. DoorDash and Walgreens did not mention whether users can also have their prescription medication delivered, so you’ll probably still need to go to the store for that.

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Walgreens will start making drone deliveries in October

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The process of refilling your prescription at the local pharmacy just got a lot more futuristic.

Wing — which is owned by Google parent company Alphabet — just announced a partnership with FedEx and Walgreens, a national grocery store chain, to start making drone deliveries in Virginia as soon as October.

Wing claims the “first-of-its-kind trial” will explore “ways to enhance efficiency of last-mile delivery services,” according to a press release.

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Will the rise of the pharmacy clinic disrupt the American health care system?

Pharmacy clinics provide the sort of basic care that most people need at a fraction of the cost.

The U.S. is getting fatter, older, and in need of more medical care.  There’s a huge opportunity for companies to really disrupt the American health care system because of this. The opportunity waits in plain sight at your local pharmacy, and some companies like Walgreens and CVS have taken notice and hope that you will too.

 

 

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