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Rite Aid to recognize its ‘pharmacy champions’

Rite Aid to recognize its ‘pharmacy champions’

CAMP HILL, Pa. — For American Pharmacists Month in October, Rite Aid is honoring its more than 11,000 pharmacists for their care and dedication to their patients and communities. The drug chain said Tuesday that through Oct. 31, the Rite Aid Pharmacy Champions program, customers can recognize any Rite Aid pharmacist, pharmacy technician or wellness

Rite Aid Foundation rolls out medication disposal program

Rite Aid Foundation rolls out medication disposal program

CAMP HILL, Pa. — The Rite Aid Foundation has launched the KidCents Safe Medication Disposal Program, aimed at preventing medication misuse and accidental poisoning among children and teens. Announced Wednesday, the KidCents Safe Medication Disposal Program provides law enforcement in communities served by Rite Aid with free medication disposal units for people to safely discard expired

Flu shot program starts at Rite Aid

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Everyone older than six months should get a flu shot by the end of October, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To make doing so easier, Ride Aid Corp. is providing seasonal flu shots at its stores across the country. Certified immunizing Rite Aid pharmacists are administering

Rite Aid keeps immunizations top of mind

Rite Aid keeps immunizations top of mind

A new video from Rite Aid emphasizes the importance of staying up to date on recommended vaccinations, including the pneumonia vaccine. In the clip, a Rite Aid certified immunizing pharmacist notes that seniors are at a higher risk of catching pneumonia, which afflicts about 900,000 Americans annually, and the chain provides the shot at its

Rite Aid names ‘Favorite Pharmacy Team Member’ winners

Rite Aid names ‘Favorite Pharmacy Team Member’ winners

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has announced the two winners of its “Vote for Your Favorite Pharmacy Team Member” contest. The drug chain said Tuesday that this year’s winners are Amanda Bourque, a Rite Aid pharmacy technician from Coventry, R.I., and JoAnn Lankford, a loyal Rite Aid customer from Providence Forge, Va. Bourque

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

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