Driving prevention with screenings
A lot of retailers offer screenings for everything from diabetes to allergies, but what sets Sam’s Club apart is the scale on which it delivers them. The club retailer offers screenings for everything from heart health and women’s health to diabetes. In a recent interview with Drug Store News, director of business development for health and wellness Angie Muldoon said that the company had conducted more than 1 million screenings in 2011.
“It’s everything from glucose to blood pressure to cholesterol, and then with that information, [members] can make the right decisions for their own health,” Muldoon said. “Our screening events are available not only to our members, but to the general public. We do that because we think it’s important to drive awareness of their own individual health, whether they’re a member or not, and then also to drive awareness of our OTC, pharmacy and [health and beauty aid] areas.”