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Rite Aid expands COVID-19 vaccine age eligibility

Rite Aid expands COVID-19 vaccine age eligibility

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid announced it is administering COVID-19 vaccines to anyone 12 or older at all locations offering the Pfizer vaccine, following the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Guardians for individuals under 18 can now schedule appointments using the Rite Aid scheduling tool found at www.RiteAid.com/covid-19. Those

CVS offering COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents ages 12-15

CVS offering COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents ages 12-15

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced that COVID-19 vaccine appointments for adolescents ages 12 to 15 are now available for scheduling at more than 5,600 CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide, following Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for this age group. Starting tomorrow, May 13, participating CVS Pharmacy locations will

Albertsons Cos. offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccines

Albertsons Cos. offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccines

BOISE, Idaho –  COVID-19 vaccines are now available on a walk-in basis at Albertsons Cos. pharmacies nationwide, the company announced Tuesday. Albertsons has pharmacies at its Safeway, Vons, Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, Acme, Shaw’s, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Market Street, Haggen and Carrs chains. “We are committed to offering convenient and easy to access vaccination solutions

CVS offers same-day prescription delivery

CVS offers same-day prescription delivery

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy has upgraded the CarePass program to offer same-day prescription delivery for eligible members through an expanded partnership with Shipt. Members may also add everyday wellness essentials to their prescription delivery, including selected items from categories like vitamins, digestive health, pain relief, first aid, groceries and more. Nonmembers may choose same-day

Video Forum: The Drug Store Market in China, Part 2

Video Forum: The Drug Store Market in China, Part 2

  In the second of two episodes about the drug store market in China, Video Forum examines the impact of e-commerce. Ed Rowland, principal of Rowland Global LLC, and Alice Wang, a Shanghai-based consultant and instructor at Alibaba’s Taobao University, share insights about younger consumers’ embrace of online-to-off-line services, the growing presence of Alibaba and

Walmart Health to acquire telehealth provider MeMD

Walmart Health to acquire telehealth provider MeMD

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart Health has entered into an agreement to acquire telehealth provider MeMD. The move reinforces Walmart’s commitment to integrated, omnichannel health delivery that leverages data and technology to improve engagement, health equity and outcomes. This acquisition will, over the coming months, allow Walmart Health to provide access to virtual care across the

Walgreens study finds vaccine a boost to mental health

Walgreens study finds vaccine a boost to mental health

DEERFIELD, Ill. — For more than a year, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted way of life for everyone. It has especially taken a toll on many Americans’ mental health and well being, however 73% of those vaccinated say getting the vaccine has had a positive impact on their mental health, according to a new Walgreens survey released

CVS study examines mental health services for women

CVS study examines mental health services for women

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — According to findings from a recent CVS Health survey, the COVID-19 pandemic has universally amplified levels of stress and anxiety among women, with moms and caregivers most deeply affected. Six-in-ten women say the pandemic has had a negative impact on their overall levels of stress, and nearly half (46%) say they are

CVS’ first quarter sales and earnings top estimates

CVS’ first quarter sales and earnings top estimates

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health on Tuesday reported strong first-quarter sales and earnings that beat analysts’ estimates. Net income for the period ended March 31 surged 10.5% to $2.22 billion, or $1.68 per share. Adjusted earnings climbed 6.8% from a year earlier to $2.04 per share, well above Wall Street’s forecast of $1.72 per share.

Walgreens launches same day delivery service

Walgreens launches same day delivery service

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is now offering customers even more convenient, safe and easy shopping solutions through the launch of Same Day Delivery in under two hours for retail products. Customers nationwide are now able to order more than 24,000 items directly from Walgreens for Same Day Delivery. Customers can take advantage of this new

Video Forum: The Drug Store Market in China

Video Forum: The Drug Store Market in China

In the first of two episodes, Ed Rowland, principal of Rowland Global LLC, and Alice Wang, a Shanghai-based consultant and instructor at Alibaba’s Taobao University, share insights about the brick-and-mortar pharmacy business in China. Among the topics they discuss are the Chinese consumer’s expectations of a drug store, the role of the pharmacist, and the

CVS expands Project Health program

CVS expands Project Health program

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Friday that it has launched an expansion of Project Health, the company’s no-cost, community-based screening program, which helps people without regular access to health care understand their risk for chronic conditions and connect to free or low-cost providers and services to support their unique health care needs. As

CVS providing more access to vaccines

CVS providing more access to vaccines

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Thursday that it recently began administering COVID-19 vaccines at employer-based vaccination clinics through Return Ready, helping to increase access to vaccinations for employees following expanded eligibility to all adults in the United States and an increasing vaccine supply. With vaccine hesitancy on the rise, federal and state governments are

New NACDS chair highlights group’s unifying power

New NACDS chair highlights group’s unifying power

ARLINGTON, Va. —  Newly elected National Association of Chain Drug Stores chair Colleen Lindholz on Tuesday addressed the group’s chain and associate members with a clear and consistent message: “We’re all in this together.” Lindholz, president of Kroger Health, delivered her remarks at the NACDS Annual Meeting Business Program, and accepted the chair’s gavel from

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