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Rite Aid expands no-Rx access to naloxone

Rite Aid expands no-Rx access to naloxone

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. is has made the opioid overdose antidote naloxone available without a prescription in six more states. The drug chain said Wednesday that more than 630 Rite Aid pharmacies in Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia now offer naloxone without a requiring a doctor’s prescription, subject to

Rite Aid, CVS offer flu shot incentives

Rite Aid, CVS offer flu shot incentives

NEW YORK — In support of National Influenza Vaccination Week, Rite Aid and CVS Pharmacy are giving consumers more reasons to come to their pharmacies for a flu shot. Rite Aid is offering customers $5 off the cash price of a flu vaccination through Dec. 17. The standard trivalent flu shot costs $27.99 and the

Rite Aid ready to help seniors with Medicare Part D

Rite Aid ready to help seniors with Medicare Part D

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. is offering assistance to seniors as the open enrollment period for Medicare Part D prescription drug benefits is now under way. Rite Aid said Friday that through Dec. 7, its nearly 4,600 pharmacies are providing free resources to help seniors choose a Part D prescription drug plan or

Rite Aid gets out the vote for pharmacy staff

Rite Aid gets out the vote for pharmacy staff

CAMP HILL, Pa. — In recognition of American Pharmacists Month during October, Rite Aid Corp. has kicked off its 13th annual Vote for Your Favorite Pharmacy Team Member contest. The drug chain said Monday that through Oct. 31, customers can vote for their favorite pharmacy team member by completing a mail-in nomination form a Rite

Rite Aid broadens access to naloxone

Rite Aid broadens access to naloxone

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has expanded nonprescription access to naloxone, an opioid-overdose reversal drug, to four more states. Rite Aid said Tuesday that naloxone is now available without a prescription at more than 440 pharmacies in Kentucky, Ohio, Oregon and Vermont, subject to state regulations. Previously, naloxone — administered by injection or

EnvisionRx, Walgreens team up on 90-day scripts

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and EnvisionRx are launching a prescription drug program that is designed to give patients with chronic conditions more flexibility in getting their maintenance medications. Called Rx90, the program allows patients to fill 90-day prescriptions at any of the nearly 8,200 Walgreens pharmacies nationwide for the same price they would pay for

Rite Aid, PBM division introduce Rx90

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. and EnvisionRx, the pharmacy benefit management division of EnvisionRxOptions and a wholly owned subsidiary of Rite Aid, have debuted Rx90, a new program focused on improving medication adherence and health outcomes for consumers with chronic conditions. Rx90, now available for EnvisionRx clients, gives consumers the option to fill

Community pharmacies gear up for flu shot season

NEW YORK — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an annual flu shot for everyone over the age of six months, and retail pharmacies across the nation are spreading the word of their ability to provide such health services. Walgreens is now offering flu shots at all of its pharmacies (including Duane Reade

Rite Aid enables access to naloxone without Rx

Rite Aid enables access to naloxone without Rx

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has made the opioid overdose antidote naloxone available without a prescription at its pharmacies in 13 states. The drug chain said Monday that naloxone — administered by injection or nasal spray — previously was available only with a prescription from a doctor. Subject to state regulations, Rite Aid

Rite Aid, EnvisionRx start 90-day at retail program

Rite Aid, EnvisionRx start 90-day at retail program

CAMP HILL, Pa. — A new prescription drug program from Rite Aid Corp. and its EnvisionRx pharmacy benefit management arm gives patients with chronic conditions more flexibility in getting their maintenance medications. Called Rx90, the program enables patients to fill 90-day prescriptions at any of Rite Aid’s nearly 4,600 pharmacies or, for the same price,

Rite Aid commences flu vaccination drive

Rite Aid commences flu vaccination drive

CAMP HILL, Pa. — With the start of flu season just around the corner in the fall, Rite Aid Corp. has begun its annual immunization push by offering walk-in flu shots daily. The drug chain said Tuesday that customers can visit any of its nearly 4,600 stores to get a seasonal flu shot from a

Top pharmacy staffers recognized by Rite Aid

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. recently announced the two winners of the 2015 Vote for Your Favorite Pharmacy Team Member Contest. Sharon Balser, a Rite Aid pharmacy technician from Milford, Mich., and Theresa Forrest, a loyal Rite Aid customer from Gwynn Oak, Md., were selected at random from more than 11,000 unique entries.

Rite Aid announces Favorite Pharmacy Team Member

Rite Aid announces Favorite Pharmacy Team Member

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has named the winners of its 2015 Vote for Your Favorite Pharmacy Team Member Contest. The drug chain said Tuesday that Sharon Balser, a Rite Aid pharmacy technician in Milford, Mich., and Theresa Forrest, a Rite Aid customer in Gwynn Oak, Md., were selected at random from more

Rite Aid offers help to visually impaired Rx patients

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has begun making talking prescription devices available to help its pharmacy customers with visual impairments. The drug chain said earlier this month that the devices, available at all of its approximately 4,600 stores, will be offered free upon request to customers who are blind or visually impaired. “It’s