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A health check on the pharmacy sector

A former CEO of Amcal Chemists once told Inside Retailing that the co-operative group was blessed with hundreds of managing directors. The observation might well have applied to a number of retail banner groups, but certainly rang true with pharmacists who have long had a somewhat schizophrenic existence between the demands of a healthcare professional and a retailer. Today, all of the MDs behind the dispensing counters of more than 5,000 pharmacies across the nation are contemplating the future