Big Chain Pharmacy versus Independent Pharmacy... what's the difference?

August 19, 2019

Big Chain Pharmacy versus Independent Pharmacy what's the difference? You will soon come to realize that the attention and care you receive when you are at an independent pharmacy compensates you for your prudent decision. “Teaming up with Uber Health is just the latest example of Benzer’s commitment to the customer,” said Alpesh Patel, President of Benzer Pharmacy. “Years ago, we developed a proprietary platform for free home delivery. This agreement underscores what we’ve always done in terms of eliminating one of the most troubling risk factors for non-adherence.”

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Life Healthcare

The Life Healthcare Group is a key role-player in the South African healthcare sector and is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Our primary business is private acute hospital care. With 63 healthcare facilities, our group has one of the most extensive footprints in southern Africa. Life Healthcare is the first and only hospital group to have achieved multi-site ISO 9001 certification. Our international division includes the Group’s investment in Max Healthcare, an acute care hospital business in India and Scanmed Multimedis, a leading healthcare provider in Poland.

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Life Healthcare

The Life Healthcare Group is a key role-player in the South African healthcare sector and is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Our primary business is private acute hospital care. With 63 healthcare facilities, our group has one of the most extensive footprints in southern Africa. Life Healthcare is the first and only hospital group to have achieved multi-site ISO 9001 certification. Our international division includes the Group’s investment in Max Healthcare, an acute care hospital business in India and Scanmed Multimedis, a leading healthcare provider in Poland.

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