An hour wait at the MinuteClinic? That was the scenario one morning last week as prospective patients sat slumped in chairs, waiting for medical care at the back of a modest CVS drugstore in a strip mall in suburban New Jersey. Urinary-tract infections, the flu, ringworm, diabetes screening, earwax removal, pinkeye, and many a sore throat and cough—they came for it all.
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