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Colleen Lindholz

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

Kroger expands prescription drug safety program for teens

Kroger expands prescription drug safety program for teens

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. Family of Pharmacies today announced an expansion of its partnership with EVERFI to provide additional classrooms and high school students with drug abuse prevention education through the Prescription Drug Safety Network. The flagship digital program equips students with knowledge and skills to make safe and informed decisions about prescription medications. “We

Kroger launches wellness festival

Kroger launches wellness festival

CINCINNATI — Inclusion Companies LLC, in partnership with The Kroger Co., announce the first Wellness Your Way Festival, taking place October 4 to 7, 2018 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Kroger launched the Wellness Your Way platform at its nearly 2,800 grocery stores earlier this year to encourage people to adopt

Kroger and Cardinal Health to co-host drug take-back events

Kroger and Cardinal Health to co-host drug take-back events

CINCINNATI and DUBLIN, Ohio — Kroger Co. and Cardinal Health announced the companies will host joint drug take-back events at more than 100 Kroger Family of Pharmacies locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time on April 28, 2018 across America, as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Kroger announces plans to combat opioid abuse

Kroger announces plans to combat opioid abuse

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. Family of Pharmacies reported that it is taking several steps as part of a comprehensive commitment to help communities combat the nationwide opioid epidemic. Kroger currently stocks naloxone, an opioid overdose-reversing drug, in its 2,300 pharmacies across 35 states and the District of Columbia with more than 1,900 of those

Kroger pharmacies in N.C. now Pharmacist eCare-ready

Kroger pharmacies in N.C. now Pharmacist eCare-ready

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. and health technology provider AssureCare have achieved Level III capability from Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) for the Pharmacist eCare Plan initiative. The companies said Monday that Kroger pharmacies in North Carolina using AssureCare’s MedCompass solution can now share care plans electronically, support care coordination, and actively participate with CCNC and its patient-centered medical home and

APhA teams with Kroger, Solera to prevent diabetes

APhA teams with Kroger, Solera to prevent diabetes

WASHINGTON — The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation has partnered with The Kroger Co. and Solera Health for a program to help reduce the incidence of diabetes through community pharmacies. Under the project, called “Project IMPACT: Diabetes Prevention,” the APhA Foundation was selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to build infrastructure

Consumer-driven health care takes center stage

MORRISTOWN, N.J.— “Retail clinics have become mainstream and are helping expand access to high-quality and affordable care,” according to Tine Hansen-Turton, executive director of the Convenient Care Association. Hansen-Turton delivered her remarks in a presentation titled  “The Value Proposition of Convenient Care and How Retail-based Healthcare Clinics Can Build a Culture of Consumer-Driven Healthcare” at

Express Scripts forms partnership to reduce drug costs

Express Scripts forms partnership to reduce drug costs

ST. LOUIS — Express Scripts Inc. has launched Inside Rx, a partially owned subsidiary applying the pharmacy benefit manager’s purchasing power to make branded and generic medications more affordable. Express Scripts said Monday that Inside Rx is partnering with pharmacy pricing comparison service GoodRx to deliver average savings of more than one-third on prescription drugs

Kroger tabs Colleen Lindholz as new pharmacy chief

Kroger tabs Colleen Lindholz as new pharmacy chief

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has promoted Colleen Lindholz to president of pharmacy at Kroger in addition to her current role as president of The Little Clinic. Kroger said Monday that Lindholz, who has been The Little Clinic’s president since 2015, takes the Kroger pharmacy president reins from Philecia Avery, who resigned earlier this month to

Kroger, The Little Clinic take aim at the flu, hunger

Kroger, The Little Clinic take aim at the flu, hunger

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. is supporting Feeding America food banks through a new health and wellness program with its in-store pharmacies and The Little Clinic retail health clinics. Kroger said Monday that through April 1, 2017, it will donate one meal via the Feeding America food bank network for each flu shot administered at its