According to ABC7, the American Medical Association wants an investigation into these new-fangled in-store clinics, which are all the rage these days.
American Medical Association officials say they want authorities to investigate whether quickie retail-based health clinics run by pharmacy chains pose conflicts of interest that put profits ahead of patient health. The nation's largest physicians' group on Monday adopted a resolution vowing to seek an investigation after several of their doctors complained that the clinics interfere with the traditional practice of medicine.
The AMA wants state and federal agencies to look into whether pharmacy chain-owned clinics located in the stores urge patients to get their prescriptions filled on site, which the AMA maintains would pose a conflict. It also said that insurance companies should be banned from waiving or lowering co-payments only for patients who get treatment at store-based clinics.
This should be fun.
Has anyone tried the DR Free Clinic?
Ok, better yet: Does anyone want to admit they've gone to the DR Free Clinic?