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Issue 12-10-2018

Probiotics: Your secret weapon for cold and flu season

Probiotics: Your secret weapon for cold and flu season

For us, alerting our patients to new ways to boost immunity or rebound from illness quickly is one of the best parts of the job. Given last year’s notoriously bad flu season, now is the perfect time for doctors and pharmacists to give advice to patients who should be more receptive to our advice than

Diabetes increases risk for liver disease

Diabetes increases risk for liver disease

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an asymptomatic disease that affects about 100 million Americans. Being overweight, obese or diabetic are primary risk factors for NAFLD, an umbrella term describing those liver diseases that aren’t related to alcohol consumption. Whereas consumption of too much alcohol over a period of several years is known to damage

Walgreens extends reach with FedEx

Walgreens extends reach with FedEx

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Kroger Co. and Walgreens unveiled two major initiatives, building on the exploratory pilot the companies announced in October, combining America’s food and grocery authority with Walgreens’ global expertise in pharmacy, health and beauty. “We are redefining the customer experience in a variety of ways through Restock Kroger, including innovative partnerships like our

Walgreens expands Kroger pilot

Walgreens expands Kroger pilot

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Kroger Co. and Walgreens unveiled two major initiatives, building on the exploratory pilot the companies announced in October, combining America’s food and grocery authority with Walgreens’ global expertise in pharmacy, health and beauty. “We are redefining the customer experience in a variety of ways through Restock Kroger, including innovative partnerships like our

CVS Health completes Aetna acquisition

CVS Health completes Aetna acquisition

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Just after the Thanksgiving weekend, CVS Health announced that it has completed its acquisition of Aetna, establishing CVS Health as the nation’s premier health innovation company. “Today marks the start of a new day in health care and a transformative moment for our company and our industry,” declared CVS Health president and

Patient empowerment, pharmacy opportunity

Patient empowerment, pharmacy opportunity

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of seven articles by A.T. Kearney on the trends that are radically transforming the health care sector. The promise of consumer-driven health care is not new. Over the last 15 years, we have heard a great deal about the shift away from the traditional doctor-centric treatment