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J.D. Power finds retail health and wellness services surging

J.D. Power finds retail health and wellness services surging

TROY, Mich. — The great national experiment with delivering primary care services such as vaccinations, routine screenings and physical exams through retail pharmacies has reached a critical milestone. According to the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Pharmacy Study, released Wednesday, more than half (51%) of retail pharmacy customers have used health and wellness services during the

Walmart to commercialize its technology

Walmart to commercialize its technology

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart announced on Wednesday that it will make some of its online, in-store fulfillment, and store pickup technologies available to other businesses through a strategic partnership with Adobe Commerce. “We’ve built new capabilities to serve the evolving needs of our own customers, and we have a unique opportunity to use our experience

Video Forum: John O’Brien, National Pharmaceutical Council

Video Forum: John O’Brien, National Pharmaceutical Council

In this week’s Video Forum, John O’Brien, who became president and chief executive officer of the National Pharmaceutical Council in June, addresses the challenges faced by the nation’s health care system and the role that biopharmaceutical products can play in addressing them. He discusses the importance of NPC’s research in highlighting the value of prescription

Walgreens and VillageMD expand to Northern Indiana

Walgreens and VillageMD expand to Northern Indiana

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance and VillageMD announced plans on Friday to open new Village Medical at Walgreens practices in Indiana, including in Merrillville, Griffith, Portage and South Bend this year. The strategic partnership is on track to meet its overall goal of opening at least 600 Village Medical at Walgreens in more than

Walmart Wellness Day returns this Saturday

Walmart Wellness Day returns this Saturday

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is inviting customers to take control of their health at Walmart Wellness Day, a free event on Saturday, July 24, where they can get health screenings and wellness resources at pharmacies nationwide, as well as immunizations in one easy location. The goal of Walmart Wellness Day is to help customers get back

MinuteClinic Video Visits now available in Nevada

MinuteClinic Video Visits now available in Nevada

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Wednesday that MinuteClinic is offering Video Visits for patients in the state of Nevada. The service is now available in 49 states and Washington, DC. Nevadans can now seek care for non-emergency, routine health care through MinuteClinic Video Visits, a telehealth offering. Video Visits are available 24 hours

Video Forum: Kevin Hourican, Sysco Corp.

Video Forum: Kevin Hourican, Sysco Corp.

In this week’s Video Forum, Kevin Hourican, president and chief executive officer of Sysco Corp., a global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food and nonfood products, primarily to restaurants and institutional customers, talks about the company’s recently unveiled Recipe for Growth. The former president of CVS Pharmacy also discusses the state of the food

Hartig Drug to carry local HomeFresh Prepared Meals

Hartig Drug to carry local HomeFresh Prepared Meals

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Hartig Drug Co.  has announces a partnership with HomeFresh Prepared Meals – a Dubuque-based prepared meal service that is a collaboration between Convivium Urban Farmstead and City Girl Farming. Hartig Drug will offer a limited selection of HomeFresh’s salad options at the John F. Kennedy and University Avenue Hartig Drug locations, bringing

WBA’s Q3 sales and earnings beat expectations

WBA’s Q3 sales and earnings beat expectations

DEERFIELD, Ill.— Walgreens Boots Alliance easily beat Wall Street’s estimates for third quarter sales and earnings, and raised its full year guidance. WBA’s adjusted earnings per share of $1.51 far surpassed analysts’ expectation of $1.17.  Sales for the period ended May 31 rose 12.1% to $34.03 billion, topping the projected $33.76 billion. The gain reflecting

NACDS brief defends North Dakota law on PBMs

NACDS brief defends North Dakota law on PBMs

ARLINGTON, Va. – A cogent amicus brief filed by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) points directly to U.S. Supreme Court precedent in defending “one of numerous state laws that help protect the health and safety of their citizens by promoting the economic viability of their trusted community pharmacies.” NACDS filed the brief

Walmart launches private brand analog insulin

Walmart launches private brand analog insulin

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is launching the first-ever private brand analog insulin, which the company said Tuesday will revolutionize the affordability of diabetes care by offering customers significant price savings without compromising quality. Available exclusively through Walmart’s private ReliOn brand, the new offering includes analog insulin vials ($72.88) and FlexPen ($85.88). These products will save

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