2019

Walgreens recasts lineup of programs and services

Walgreens recasts lineup of programs and services

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens will close 157 of its retail clinics by the end of the year as it focuses on cutting costs and expanding partnerships. The collaborations include a rollout of Jenny Craig meal planning and weight loss consultations at 100 stores starting in January. The clinics offer basic health care services for vaccinations,

Amazon acquires Health Navigator

Amazon acquires Health Navigator

SEATTLE — Amazon has acquired health care startup Health Navigator LLC to help bolster its recently launched primary care program for employees, called Amazon Care, which combines telemedicine checkups, at-home or in-office doctor’s visits and prescription deliveries. Chicago-based Health Navigator operates a platform that helps health care providers serve patients remotely with telemedicine services. The

NACDS provides input on opioid abuse policies

NACDS provides input on opioid abuse policies

ARLINGTON, Va. — The pain management and opioid policies advanced by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores can help guide the federal government’s action plan to prevent and treat opioid addiction, according to the association, which recently conveyed this message to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). NACDS submitted comments to CMS

Walgreens funds cancer research

Walgreens funds cancer research

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens announced a new collaboration with Susan G. Komen and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to enable research in tough-to-treat cancers and increase access to care with a pledge to contribute more than $25 million to the organizations, collectively, over the next five years. Through a combination of corporate donations and

The Value of Partnerships

The Value of Partnerships

As every pharmacist knows, patients’ needs and expectations are constantly evolving. A recent Accenture survey found that convenience of location is now a top factor that is influencing how patients seek care. This finding further positions pharmacies as an essential member of the care team. There are approximately 67,000 pharmacies in the U.S. — that’s

Patients-Turned-Shoppers Have to Be Recognized and Enabled

Patients-Turned-Shoppers Have to Be Recognized and Enabled

I had the opportunity to participate in a roundtable discussion — moderated by Chain Drug Review during the most recent NACDS Total Store Expo — that included leaders from across the industry representing chains, wholesalers, pharma and solution providers. It was a thoughtful and far-reaching exchange on a number of important topics, and we spent