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Chains supporting expanded access to HIV drugs

Chains supporting expanded access to HIV drugs

WASHINGTON — Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy and Rite Aid Corp. have donated dispensing services for the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS’) new program expanding access to medication to prevent HIV. Beginning no later than March 30, as part of these donations, qualified patients can obtain medications for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) at more than 21,000

Opioid lawsuit filed by chains

Opioid lawsuit filed by chains

NEW YORK — With the opioid crisis in the United States appearing to only worsen, many are looking not only for answers but for justice, as lawsuits are popping up across the nation. In Ohio, one of the states hit hardest by the epidemic, some major national drug store chains are suing physicians in two

Retail Forecast 2020: Chain Drug Execs Look Ahead

Retail Forecast 2020: Chain Drug Execs Look Ahead

DIR fees are again top of mind for pharmacy operators beginning another year without relief from these “phantom” expenses. At the same time hope springs eternal for retailers looking to broaden affordable and accessible health care offerings when such services from more traditional providers can be out of financial reach for many people. Chains also

DisposeRx responds to study of California pharmacy advice for medication disposal

DisposeRx responds to study of California pharmacy advice for medication disposal

SANFORD, N.C. — Research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on Dec. 31, 2019 found that while pharmacies are in an ideal position to provide medication disposal information, many did not provide their patients correct information based on the Food and Drug Administration’s primary instructions for medication disposal. DisposeRx, a company committed to eradicating the misuse

Walgreens debuts clinics, readies Medicare centers

Walgreens debuts clinics, readies Medicare centers

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens continues to broaden its health care offerings, opening physician-staffed clinics and announcing the debut of in-store Medicare services centers. In Houston, the retailer unveiled the first of five “Village Medical at Walgreens” clinics. In partnership with Chicago-based VillageMD, Walgreens will premiere the other four clinics over the next two months. The

Amazon rebrands PillPack

Amazon rebrands PillPack

SEATTLE — According to published reports from CNBC, PillPack has updated its logo and other paperwork to include a new “Amazon Pharmacy” brand, and its chief executive officer, TJ Parker, has been promoted to vice president within Amazon. Specifically, the group’s branding has changed from “PillPack, an Amazon company” to “PillPack by Amazon Pharmacy.” It’s

Walgreens teams with United Nations Foundation

Walgreens teams with United Nations Foundation

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign announced Tuesday that the Walgreens Get a Shot. Give a Shot. program has helped provide 50 million life-saving vaccines to children around the world since its inception in 2013. Walgreens said it hopes to provide 50 million additional vaccines by 2023. Through the Get

Walgreens recasts lineup of programs and services

Walgreens recasts lineup of programs and services

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens will close 157 of its retail clinics by the end of the year as it focuses on cutting costs and expanding partnerships. The collaborations include a rollout of Jenny Craig meal planning and weight loss consultations at 100 stores starting in January. The clinics offer basic health care services for vaccinations,

Amazon acquires Health Navigator

Amazon acquires Health Navigator

SEATTLE — Amazon has acquired health care startup Health Navigator LLC to help bolster its recently launched primary care program for employees, called Amazon Care, which combines telemedicine checkups, at-home or in-office doctor’s visits and prescription deliveries. Chicago-based Health Navigator operates a platform that helps health care providers serve patients remotely with telemedicine services. The

Piping Rock named as one of the top places to work on L.I.

Piping Rock named as one of the top places to work on L.I.

RONKONKOMA – Piping Rock Health Products has been honored as one of the Top Long Island Workplaces by Newsday for the second year in a row.  Top Workplaces is a list generated by a third party survey administered by Energage. Energage is a leading research company and provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. Recently, Newsday

Independent pharmacies suffer from DIR fees; PBM champions for change

Independent pharmacies suffer from DIR fees; PBM champions for change

GAINESVILLE, Ga. – As more independent pharmacies close or file for bankruptcy across the U.S., industry experts are looking for ways to improve, standardize and make transparent DIR fee calculations as a means to boost pharmacy solvency, particularly in urban and small rural towns, which are being hit the hardest by closures. “It is simply not a

New York organizations urge Governor Cuomo to cut Rx costs

New York organizations urge Governor Cuomo to cut Rx costs

ALBANY, N.Y. — A broad coalition of organizations representing New York patients, consumers and workers are urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to support a comprehensive policy package to address the high cost of prescription drugs in the next Executive Budget. To date, no governor in the nation has proposed and advocated for a comprehensive prescription drug

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