CNNMoney sits down with Walgreens chief to discuss future of health care and what it means for pharmacy
NEW YORK — CNNMoney on Thursday featured a Q&A with Greg Wasson, Walgreens president and CEO, to talk about how health care is transforming and how Walgreens is rethinking what it means to be a drug store in what will become a new healthcare paradigm with the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in January.
"As the digital revolution remakes retailing and the Affordable Care Act transforms health care, drug stores need fresh thinking," wrote Geoff Colvin, CNNMoney senior editor-at-large. "Walgreens CEO Greg Wasson, 54, is bringing it to America's largest retail pharmacy chain [by] reimagining his stores. Sushi bars? Beauty consultants?"
Wasson shared with CNNMoney how retail pharmacy already has adapted to fill a gap in the convenient and efficient delivery of health care with services like immunizations, for example. Walgreens is now ramping up for the "30 million to 40 million" people who will gain access to prescription therapy in January.