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Walmart to compete with Walgreens, CVS in recruiting clinical trial subjects

Posted on AllSides October 11th, 2022
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Walmart said on Tuesday it would begin to help drug companies and research firms identify and recruit individuals to fill their clinical trials, pitting it against rivals Walgreens and CVS Health Group.

Walmart Healthcare Research Institute, the largest U.S. retailer’s new healthcare research service, will find participants for clinical trials, and Walmart also host MyHealthJourney, a patient portal that helps people find upcoming research trials and track their care.

Walmart’s expansion into clinical trial recruitment could bring it new streams of revenue from drug companies.

John Wigneswaran, Walmart’s chief medical...

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