On Wednesday the Massachusetts Public Health Council approved plans by CVS to open 25 to 30 "MinuteClinics" at stores in the Boston area. The limited-service clinics are aimed at providing quick, convenient treatment for minor illnesses. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino was outraged:
In a statement, the mayor said the decision yesterday by the state Public Health Council "jeopardizes patient safety. Limited service medical clinics run by merchants in for-profits corporations will seriously compromise quality of care and hygiene. Allowing retailers to make money off of sick people is wrong."
Evidently Menino not only wants to prevent the clinics from opening; he wants to abolish CVS and every other pharmacy.
[Thanks to an anonymous reader for the tip.]