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Pharmacy prepares for new paths in health care

Pharmacy prepares for new paths in health care

PALM BEACH, Fla. — As the nation reassesses its health care system under a new presidential administration, the integral role of pharmacy cannot be overlooked, National Association of Chain Drug Stores leaders said at the NACDS Regional Chain Conference here. “This meeting and the topics addressed in the coming days could not be timelier with

H-E-B looks to do more in specialty pharmacy

H-E-B looks to do more in specialty pharmacy

SAN ANTONIO — H-E-B has earned full accreditation to deliver specialty pharmacy clinical services to patients with complex and chronic diseases in more than 260 stores across Texas. The food and drug retailer said the H-E-B Specialty Pharmacy division has received Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation from the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC), a Washington, D.C.-based health

Trade classes battle in changing pharmacy market

Trade classes battle in changing pharmacy market

NEW YORK — Competition remains fierce in the chain pharmacy industry, albeit with a decreasing number of players. If the pending acquisition of Rite Aid Corp. by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. goes through, the field will diminish dramatically, especially in major metropolitan areas. Depending on the number of stores WBA divests to meet antitrust requirements,

RediClinic enables online scheduling of appointments

RediClinic enables online scheduling of appointments

HOUSTON — Retail clinic operator RediClinic has rolled out online appointment scheduling from desktop computers, tablets and mobile devices. The Rite Aid Corp. subsidiary said Thursday that unlike existing registration systems that put patients in a queue, RediClinic’s online scheduling system allows patients to make a same-day or next-day appointment for a specific time at

NACDS works to be part of the solution

NACDS works to be part of the solution

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The U.S. health care system is not functioning in a sustainable way, new National Association of Chain Drug Stores chairman Martin Otto said at the organization’s Annual Meeting here last month. Costs are too high and are rising fast, while outcomes are disappointing. “There are a number of structural issues in

Gavel is passed at NACDS Annual Meeting

Gavel is passed at NACDS Annual Meeting

At the 2016 Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., the National Association of Chain Drug Stores officially passed the chairman’s gavel to Martin Otto, chief merchant and chief financial officer for San Antonio-based H-E-B. Serving for the 2016-17 term, Martin takes over the NACDS chairman’s post from Randy Edeker, chairman and CEO of Hy-Vee. On

Sabato gives take on election at Annual Meeting

Sabato gives take on election at Annual Meeting

The day before the presidential primaries, highlights at the NACDS Annual Meeting included predictions by election analyst Larry Sabato, founder of the University of Virginia Center for Politics. Speaking at the NACDS Chain Member and PAC Breakfast, Sabato told attendees the election likely will come down to a few states. Still, at this time, it’s

Otto sees a bigger role for pharmacy

Otto sees a bigger role for pharmacy

SAN ANTONIO — Martin Otto, the incoming chairman of the National Association for Chain Drug Stores, symbolizes the changes that have occurred both in the organization and in the chain pharmacy industry. As both chief merchant and chief financial officer for San Antonio-based H-E-B, Otto is the fourth supermarket executive to fill the chairman’s role

H-E-B spotlights pharmacy service

H-E-B spotlights pharmacy service

Supermarkets continue to use their pharmacy departments to highlight their health and wellness offerings. That includes leading Texas food and drug retailer H-E-B. In this short video posted this week, H-E-B emphasizes the personalized service provided by its pharmacists, as well as their professionalism. The retailer also promotes its Saturday health screenings. The message to

HHS’ Burwell asks pharmacies to help spur ACA enrollment

SAN ANTONIO — U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell stopped at an H-E-B grocery store here, where she drew attention to the December 15 enrollment deadline for consumers who wanted their health insurance plans to become active on ­January 1. Although open enrollment for 2016 health insurance plans continued through

Stopain Migraine to hit shelves at Rite Aid, H-E-B

Stopain Migraine to hit shelves at Rite Aid, H-E-B

HAZLETON, Pa. — Troy Healthcare is expanding retail distribution of its Stopain Migraine topical pain reliever, which a recent study found to be safe and effective in treating an acute migraine attack. The company said Tuesday that Stopain Migraine, the first over-the-counter topical gel formulated specifically for migraine relief, is slated to roll out to