SPOTLIGHT: Retail clinics should prompt healthy competition

At this week's AMA meeting, physician delegates have argued forcefully against retail clinics, suggesting they may end up harming patients by offering substandard care or push prescriptions that beef up retailers' bottom lines. While there may be some truth there, there's also some smoke, a new editorial suggests. Instead of fighting to ban them, doctors should respond to the emergence of retail clinics with some healthy competition of their own, the writer says. Editorial

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