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Drugstores Play Doctor: Physicals, Flu Diagnosis, and More

Retail Medical Clinics Are Expanding to Meet Demand From Obamacare

WYCKOFF, N.J.—An hour wait at the MinuteClinic?

That was the scenario one morning last week as prospective patients sat slumped in chairs, waiting for medical care at the back of a modest CVS drugstore in a strip mall here in suburban New Jersey. Urinary-tract infections, the flu, ringworm, diabetes screening, earwax removal, pinkeye, and many a sore throat and cough—they came for it all.

"The wait time is too long,...

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