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Colleen Lindholz

Kroger Health gets okay for COVID-19 home test kit

Kroger Health gets okay for COVID-19 home test kit

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health announced Wednesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Emergency Use Authorization for the COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit. The testing solution combines the safety and convenience of at-home sample collection with the expert guidance of a telehealth consultation to help improve the quality of the collection process.

Rick Keyes to serve as NACDS chairman of the board, Colleen Lindholz named vice chair

Rick Keyes to serve as NACDS chairman of the board, Colleen Lindholz named vice chair

ARLINGTON, Va.— NACDS  announced on Wednesday that Rick Keyes, president and CEO, Meijer, Inc., will serve as NACDS chairman, effective June 1. Colleen Lindholz, president, Kroger Health, The Kroger Co., will perform duties of the NACDS vice chair, in addition to her role as treasurer. Keyes assumes the chairmanship, per the NACDS bylaws, following the transition

Gravity Diagnostics partners as lab for Kroger COVID-19 drive-thru test sites

Gravity Diagnostics partners as lab for Kroger COVID-19 drive-thru test sites

COVINGTON, Ky. — Gravity Diagnostics, a privately held CLIA laboratory headquartered in Covington, Kentucky, is working with the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, and Kroger Co. as the laboratory processing the COVID-19 samples for the newly launched COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites. The partnership was originally created as an extension of the

Kroger offering strep throat and flu testing in Idaho and Michigan

Kroger offering strep throat and flu testing in Idaho and Michigan

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health pharmacies in Idaho and Michigan announced Wednesday they are expanding their service offerings. Effective immediately, patients can see a pharmacist at a Kroger Health pharmacy for rapid strep throat and flu testing. Patients can now stop by the pharmacy – no appointment necessary – where a pharmacist will evaluate symptoms of

Kroger and Cardinal Health Foundation to host drug take back events

Kroger and Cardinal Health Foundation to host drug take back events

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co.  and the Cardinal Health Foundation Tuesday announced the organizations are again partnering to host drug take back events at 235 Kroger family of pharmacies locations across 25 states from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (local time) on Saturday, October 26—the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s 18th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. “Kroger

Flu shots available nationwide at Kroger pharmacies and The Little Clinic

Flu shots available nationwide at Kroger pharmacies and The Little Clinic

CINCINNATI —  Kroger Co. is offering flu shots at more than 2,100 pharmacy locations nationwide and 225 The Little Clinic. Flu shots are available for ages two and up, and high-dose flu shots are available for ages 65 and older. Kroger Family of Pharmacies welcome walk-ins, and all flu shots are administered by certified pharmacists or The

Kroger Health awarded Community Pharmacy Practice Accreditation

Kroger Health awarded Community Pharmacy Practice Accreditation

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health recently received the CPPA Community Pharmacy Practice Accreditation through the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). The CPPA accreditation recognizes Kroger Health’s ongoing commitment to help people live healthier lives through the continued acceleration of clinical services with their more than 2,200 pharmacies across the nation. These services include immunization

Kroger Health teams up to launch depression treatment pilot

Kroger Health teams up to launch depression treatment pilot

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health, the healthcare arm of The Kroger Co., announced its partnership with Myriad Genetics to pilot Myriad Genetics’ GeneSight pharmacogenomic test with Kroger Prescription Plan members. Nearly 500 Kroger pharmacies across five states will participate in the GeneSight pilot.  GeneSight is the market-leading genetic test to help clinicians personalize treatment plans for

Kroger Health offering free blood glucose screenings

Kroger Health offering free blood glucose screenings

CINCINNATI — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 84 million adults in the U.S. have prediabetes, yet the majority are unaware due to the lack of specific symptoms. Kroger Health, the healthcare arm of Kroger Co., is leading a nationwide effort to prevent diabetes by offering free blood glucose screenings and

Kroger to offer free cholesterol screenings during American Heart Month

Kroger to offer free cholesterol screenings during American Heart Month

CINCINNATI — Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Each minute, more than one person in the United States dies from a heart disease-related event. Heart disease can be prevented with a healthy diet and physical activity. However, people with high cholesterol often exhibit no symptoms. Many times, screenings are the only way to

Kroger Health, PTS Diagnostics launch CardioChek Plus analyzers

Kroger Health, PTS Diagnostics launch CardioChek Plus analyzers

CINCINNATI — PTS Diagnostics and Kroger Health, Kroger Co.’s nationwide arm of health and wellness facilities, services and programs, announce the full rollout of CardioChek Plus analyzers for point-of-care blood testing to help identify individuals at-risk of heart attack, stroke and diabetes. CardioChek Plus analyzers provide accurate, on-site results in as little as 90 seconds using

Kroger and GoodRx launch the Kroger Rx Savings Club

Kroger and GoodRx launch the Kroger Rx Savings Club

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. announced today the launch of its Rx Savings Club, a new program designed to significantly reduce the cost of prescription drugs for customers across the country, adding to the retailer’s Wellness Your Way platform. The program was developed in partnership with GoodRx. The Kroger Rx Savings Club provides customers with exclusive access

Kroger working with Cardinal Health on drug take-back events

Kroger working with Cardinal Health on drug take-back events

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. is teaming up with Cardinal Health to host drug take-back events at more than 200 Kroger locations in 13 states. The events will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. local time on Saturday, October 27. These events are being held in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription