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Aliera offers members MinuteClinic access

Aliera offers members MinuteClinic access

ATLANTA — Aliera Healthcare, a provider of traditional and non-traditional health plans, Thursday announced a new affiliation with MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health. The agreement provides Aliera members across all individual and group health plans with access to MinuteClinic services at no cost and with no applicable co-pays or deductibles. With more

Walmart chief technology officer to depart

Walmart chief technology officer to depart

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart chief technology officer Jeremy King is leaving the company later this month, according to an internal company memo. While the company seeks a successor, Walmart Labs senior vice president of customer technology Fiona Tan will take on an elevated role, serving as liaison between the company’s technology and other leadership functions.

Aetna assists members affected by flooding in the Midwest

Aetna assists members affected by flooding in the Midwest

HARTFORD, Conn. — Aetna, a CVS Health business, is offering resources to members who have been affected by floods in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Aetna members can refill their prescriptions early, if needed. Members who use Aetna’s mail-order pharmacy can either get a prescription at an alternate delivery location or refill a

Rite Aid stockholders approve reverse stock split

Rite Aid stockholders approve reverse stock split

CAMP HILL, PA – Rite Aid Corp. announced that its stockholders approved a reverse stock split of the company’s common stock at Thursday’s special meeting of stockholders. According to preliminary tabulations, with approximately 987 million eligible votes cast, stockholders voted 78% in favor of the reverse split. Rite Aid’s board of directors may select a

Nestlé Waters NA commits additional $2 million to IMESF

Nestlé Waters NA commits additional $2 million to IMESF

STANWOOD, Mich. — Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) has committed to investing an additional $2 million into its Ice Mountain Environmental Stewardship Fund (IMESF). The IMESF supports the long-term sustainability of the Muskegon River Watershed and its ecosystems by funding environmental conservation projects and programs throughout the Watershed. NWNA founded the fund in 2002 and supported

eCommerce channels being utilized more for drug and medical device sales

eCommerce channels being utilized more for drug and medical device sales

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — As tech-savvy millennials have come to expect a high level of user experience (UX), the health care industry has begun to digitize products, services, and commerce models. The industry is setting up personalized UX/user interface (UI)-enabled eCommerce platforms and websites, which are expected to be the preferred digital channels for browsing and

higi names Darren Singer as new group vice president

higi names Darren Singer as new group vice president

CHICAGO – higi, a consumer health engagement company with over 10,000 smart health stations located in pharmacy, grocery and mass merchant retailers nationwide, Wednesday announced Darren Singer as its new group vice president of Network Alliances. In this newly created role, Singer will call on his extensive retail pharmacy background and consumer brand expertise to help higi unlock

NACDS launches online resource tool

NACDS launches online resource tool

ARLINGTON,  Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Wednesday announced the online “NACDS Optimizing Care Process Guide,” a resource for states, pharmacies and others seeking to increase patients’ access to clinical care delivered in community pharmacies. This initiative aligns with other efforts to empower pharmacists to improve patients’ health outcomes, and with

New Poland Spring campaign celebrates what makes spring water special

New Poland Spring campaign celebrates what makes spring water special

POLAND SPRING, Maine — To celebrate the First Day of Spring, Poland Spring is launching a new campaign to show what makes spring water special. A new national survey by KRC Research on behalf of Poland Spring highlights that while most Americans drink bottled water, 43% of them admit that they don’t know the difference between

New survey from Cardinal Health reveals demands on hospital leaders

New survey from Cardinal Health reveals demands on hospital leaders

DUBLIN, Ohio — More than 50% of hospital executives reported that health care industry pressures, along with the lack of time and resources, prohibit them from focusing on innovative initiatives for the hospital, according to a new Cardinal Health survey of hospital C-suite decision makers. And, more than two-thirds of respondents revealed that they don’t even consider

Amazon launches Beleil dedicated skin care line

Amazon launches Beleil dedicated skin care line

SEATTLE — Amazon Wednesday announced the roll out of Beleil, a line of high-quality skin care products that offer solutions for various skin types and feature ingredients with proven effectiveness. The collection has 12 different items, including everything from retinol moisturizer to vitamin C serums, to help customers address common skincare concerns like acne, the appearance

Merck and NGM Bio extend strategic collaboration to 2022

Merck and NGM Bio extend strategic collaboration to 2022

KENILWORTH, N.J. — Merck and NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NGM) Wednesday announced that Merck has exercised its option to extend the research phase of the companies’ broad, strategic collaboration for an additional two-year period from March 2020 to March 2022. The collaboration, originally announced in February 2015, is focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel biologic therapeutics across

Pharmacy groups support standards for technical education

Pharmacy groups support standards for technical education

WASHINGTON —Today’s pharmacy technicians provide services as part of the pharmacy team, focused on quality and safety. As medication use becomes increasingly complex, pharmacists will spend more time in patient care activities, supported by competent pharmacy technicians. National standards support the education of competently trained pharmacy technicians, whose roles align with other health professions where

CHPA holds successful 2019 Annual Executive Conference

CHPA holds successful 2019 Annual Executive Conference

WASHINGTON – The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) concluded their 2019 Annual Executive Conference, held from March 17-19, at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, in Boca Raton, Fla. More than 300 executives from the over-the-counter (OTC) drug, dietary supplement, and consumer medical device sectors heard from an impressive lineup of speakers, including renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning

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