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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.

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

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

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

Students from University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy take home prestigious award from NCPA

Students from University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy take home prestigious award from NCPA

SAN DIEGO — A team of student pharmacists from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy was named the winner of the 16th annual Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. A team from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy was the runner-up, and a team representing the University of Texas at

Walgreens tops Q4 earnings and revenue estimates

Walgreens tops Q4 earnings and revenue estimates

DEERFIELD, Ill., — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. shares rose 1.6% in premarket trading Monday after the company reported fourth-quarter earnings and sales that beat expectations. The pharmacy retailer’s net income totaled $677 million, or 75 cents per share, down from $1.51 billion, or $1.55 per share, last year. Adjusted EPS was $1.43, ahead of the

Amazon adds thousands of new locations for free package pickup across the U.S.

Amazon adds thousands of new locations for free package pickup across the U.S.

SEATTLE — Amazon has announced the expansion of Counter, a network of staffed pickup points that gives customers the option to pick up their Amazon packages in-store at a partner location. With this expansion, customers now have access to thousands more Amazon Hub Counter locations with Amazon’s new store partners GNC, Health Mart and Stage

Brindley among the honorees at Beauty Cares DreamBall

Brindley among the honorees at Beauty Cares DreamBall

NEW YORK — Walgreens’ Lauren Brindley, group vice president and general merchandise manager for beauty and personal care, was among the beauty industry executives honored last month at the Beauty Cares DreamBall here. The annual event, attended by 500 beauty, fashion and media representatives, is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Look Good

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