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Walgreens earns top score on 2019 DEI

Walgreens earns top score on 2019 DEI

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens for the third consecutive year has been recognized with the top-score of 100% on the 2019 Disability Equality Index (DEI), a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices related to disability inclusion and workplace equality. The DEI is a joint initiative by Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD),

CVS to start trial for home Hemodialysis device

CVS to start trial for home Hemodialysis device

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced Wednesday the initiation of a clinical trial designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the HemoCare Hemodialysis System for administration of home hemodialysis. The innovative device includes safety features and is designed to make home hemodialysis simple for patients. Home hemodialysis helps facilitate longer, more frequent dialysis treatments

DIR fee relief urged in NACDS’ new campaign

DIR fee relief urged in NACDS’ new campaign

ARLINGTON, Va. – Pharmacy “DIR fees” that have exploded by 45,000 percent from 2010 to 2017 are inflating seniors’ out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs and forcing pharmacies out of business. These pharmacy “direct and indirect remuneration” (DIR) fees must be addressed in drug-pricing legislation. That message about DIR fees is the subject of a new cable, broadcast and

Rite Aid partners with Google Maps

Rite Aid partners with Google Maps

CAMP HILL, Pa. – Rite Aid and The Rite Aid Foundation announced Monday that over 550 medication disposal units across the nation are now searchable on Google Maps, making it even easier for people to safely dispose of unneeded or unwanted medications. “We are constantly looking for additional ways to help combat prescription drug abuse

Walgreens prepares for Tropical Storm Barry

Walgreens prepares for Tropical Storm Barry

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is taking proactive measures to assist customers, team members and communities currently in the projected path of Tropical Storm Barry, and is preparing to fully support any impacted regions in its aftermath. The company is taking the following steps: Prescription Drug Preparedness: In advance of the storm, Walgreens is underscoring the importance

Walgreens, Kaléo expand pharmacy program

Walgreens, Kaléo expand pharmacy program

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and Kaléo announced Thursday AUVI-q (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.1 mg auto-injector is available at Walgreens locations nationwide. AUVI-q 0.1 mg is the first and only epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for infants and toddlers weighing 16.5 to 33 pounds (7.5 to 15 kilograms). Through

MinuteClinic rolls out Virtual Visits in more states

MinuteClinic rolls out Virtual Visits in more states

WOONSOCKET, R.I.  — CVS Health announced Wednesday that MinuteClinic, the company’s retail medical clinic, has rolled out its virtual visit offering in eight additional states. People with minor illnesses and injuries, skin conditions and other wellness needs can now seek care through MinuteClinic Video Visits, a telehealth offering, in the states of Arkansas, Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. MinuteClinic Video Visits

Albertsons enhances shopping websites, apps for the visually impaired

Albertsons enhances shopping websites, apps for the visually impaired

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. announced Tuesday an initiative to make its online grocery shopping websites and mobile applications more accessible and usable for shoppers with disabilities. Albertsons Cos. strives to substantially conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.0 Level AA as its accessibility standard.  It has made significant enhancements to its online

CVS praises Hawaii for new Rx drug disposal law

CVS praises Hawaii for new Rx drug disposal law

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As part of its commitment to helping build healthier communities, CVS Pharmacy on Tuesday applauded Governor David Ige and the state legislature for enacting new legislation (HB-1272) that will enable the installation of safe medication disposal units this month in many Longs Drugs locations across Hawaii. CVS Health and CVS Pharmacy operate Longs Drugs

Albertsons first in Idaho to prescribe naloxone

Albertsons first in Idaho to prescribe naloxone

BOISE, Idaho  – Under a new state law that takes effect Monday, Albertsons pharmacy technicians in the Boise area are the first in the state with the training to prescribe the life-saving opioid antagonist naloxone. The new Idaho law, signed by Governor Brad Little in February, addresses the opioid epidemic head on by expanding to

Rite Aid debuts Amazon’s Counter service

Rite Aid debuts Amazon’s Counter service

SEATTLE — Amazon announced on Thursday the U.S. launch of Counter, a new network of staffed pickup points that gives customers the option to pick up their Amazon packages in-store at a partner location. Starting today, customers will have access to more than a hundred Counter locations across the U.S., with thousands of additional locations

Rite Aid reports fiscal 2020 Q1 results

Rite Aid reports fiscal 2020 Q1 results

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. on Wednesday reported operating results for its first fiscal quarter ended June 1, 2019. The company reported net loss from continuing operations of $99.3 million, or $1.88 per share; adjusted net loss from continuing operations of $7.5 million, or $0.14 per share, and adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations

Walgreens expands safe drug disposal options

Walgreens expands safe drug disposal options

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens announced on Monday it has delivered on the expansion of its safe drug disposal program announced last fall to provide year-round drug disposal options in all of its pharmacies nationwide, at no cost to customers. To complement its existing national effort to make the disposal of unwanted medications safer, easier and

Walmart reaches agreements with DOJ and SEC

Walmart reaches agreements with DOJ and SEC

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart agreed to pay $282 million to settle federal allegations of overseas corruption, capping one of the biggest investigations ever under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which makes it illegal for American corporations to bribe overseas officials. The company said Thursday it had entered into a global settlement with the U.S. Department

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