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Chains supporting expanded access to HIV drugs

Chains supporting expanded access to HIV drugs

WASHINGTON — Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy and Rite Aid Corp. have donated dispensing services for the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS’) new program expanding access to medication to prevent HIV. Beginning no later than March 30, as part of these donations, qualified patients can obtain medications for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) at more than 21,000

Opioid lawsuit filed by chains

Opioid lawsuit filed by chains

NEW YORK — With the opioid crisis in the United States appearing to only worsen, many are looking not only for answers but for justice, as lawsuits are popping up across the nation. In Ohio, one of the states hit hardest by the epidemic, some major national drug store chains are suing physicians in two

NACDS to HHS: Pharmacies key to value-based care

NACDS to HHS: Pharmacies key to value-based care

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has taken the fight for pharmacy care to an intriguing and potentially highly consequential arena. A federal agency will decide whether pharmacies should be included in the definition of “value-based enterprise (VBE) participant,” and NACDS’ comments answer that question with an emphatic yes. In a

WBA honored as top innovator

WBA honored as top innovator

DEERFIELD, Ill. — During its 119-year history, a spirit of innovation has always been a part of Walgreens’ DNA — from the introduction of child-resistant prescription containers to the first drive-through pharmacy. Since the retailer merged with Alliance Boots in 2014, the evaluation and deployment of new ideas has accelerated even further, and the combined

Lewis Drug named Regional Chain of the Year

Lewis Drug named Regional Chain of the Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Since 1942, family-owned Lewis Drug has been providing shoppers in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota with quality prescription and over-the-counter drugs complemented by sophisticated and comprehensive front-end ­offerings. Through the years, despite challenges from big-box chains that have staked claims in Lewis territory — as well as the adversity the company

Walmart Health earns accolade as Store of the Year

Walmart Health earns accolade as Store of the Year

DALLAS, Ga. — About a 40-minute drive from Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, in a community that bears little resemblance to the Texas city that shares the same name, a new health care facility has risen, almost overnight, that seeks, with considerable success, to address the problems many Americans face in gaining access to affordable

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

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