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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

Health care executive Ty Burgess launches One CBD

Health care executive Ty Burgess launches One CBD

DALLAS  — With an estimated 2 million people in the United States living with a substance-use disorder related to prescription opioid pain medication, ex-hospital chief executive officer, Ty Burgess is on a mission to decrease that number. Burgess understands the issue well, having a history of debilitating health conditions, including autoimmune disease and chronic pain

NACDS provides input on opioid abuse policies

NACDS provides input on opioid abuse policies

ARLINGTON, Va. — The pain management and opioid policies advanced by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores can help guide the federal government’s action plan to prevent and treat opioid addiction, according to the association, which recently conveyed this message to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). NACDS submitted comments to CMS

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