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Can Pharmacies Improve Global Health Delivery By Taking Tests Closer to People?

I live in Canada. I have access to Medicare. I have few complaints, but do wish getting tests done was easier. Every few months, I need to check my blood glucose and lipid levels. While I don't need to make any co-payments, it is a fair bit of effort to go to a health facility, wait in line, and get my blood drawn. And getting my lab results can take days, since they are accessible only to physicians.

What if I could go to a pharmacy two blocks from my home, get tested and get my results via email or phone? I would find that very empowering. Last winter, I got my flu shot at my neighborhood pharmacy. So, why can I not get tests done there?

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