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Retailers need to promote ‘food as medicine’ concept

Retailers need to promote ‘food as medicine’ concept

While it may be difficult to imagine, shoppers are becoming even more health- and nutrition-conscious than they already are. And, as their collective commitment to better nutrition intensifies, shoppers are going to expect even more from retailers and brands when it comes to assistance with, and information about, healthier eating. With shoppers’ heightened focus on

CVS early leader in bid to remake Rx model

CVS early leader in bid to remake Rx model

Long anticipated and much discussed, a new era in community pharmacy is finally unfolding. Spearheaded by a small group of visionaries, traditional brick-and-mortar pharmacies have started to evolve into community-based health care centers, even as e-commerce companies try to shift the profession’s primary point of contact with patients from the physical to the digital realm.

The common goals of health care providers and retailers

The common goals of health care providers and retailers

There’s never been a better time for health care leaders to think outside the [big] box. According to consulting firm McKinsey, health care providers are experiencing a confluence of forces driving a significant move from inpatient care to: • Distributed settings of care. • Locations that answer consumers’ growing demand for convenience. • Lower-cost, less

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

Self-care is playing a major role in retail’s future

Self-care is playing a major role in retail’s future

The retail industry has experienced extraordinary disruption over the past decade, and it continues to shift today. But retail itself has also begun to disrupt a behemoth of an industry: health care. The quickly growing self-care movement — which inspires consumers to embrace proactive life choices through investment in accessible wellness and better-for-you methods —

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

A new approach to lessen diabetic wound complications

A new approach to lessen diabetic wound complications

Chronic wounds associated with burns and diabetes are a prevalent and costly problem in the United States, prompting demand for treatments that can heal wounds and prevent serious complications, such as infection and amputation. Recent advances in wound healing have the potential to regenerate rather than repair tissue, including customizable nanofiber matrices incorporating novel materials,

Noninvasive exams can help head off liver disease

Noninvasive exams can help head off liver disease

A race is under way among pharmaceutical companies to develop drugs that treat a spectrum of liver diseases, including nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), an asymptomatic condition characterized by elevated levels of fat in the liver, and its more severe form, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The main risk factors for fatty liver disease include a sedentary

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