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NACDS touts valuable pharmacist tool for National Diabetes Month

NACDS touts valuable pharmacist tool for National Diabetes Month

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS highlighted a newly-released guide from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier this year in an op-ed in Morning Consult. The guide is even more timely now that it is National Diabetes Month, which brings awareness to a disease that affects nearly 30 million people in the United States—and counting.

Healthy Interactions and Merck launch digital health platform

Healthy Interactions and Merck launch digital health platform

KENILWORTH, N.J. — Healthy Interactions, a global leader in health education, in collaboration with Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced the launch of map4health – a digital platform and mobile application in the U.S. that was designed to help facilitate and enhance communications between diabetes patients and educators. This technology was

Sugar.IQ diabetes app now available

Sugar.IQ diabetes app now available

DUBLIN and CAMBRIDGE, Mass.  — Medtronic and its strategic technology partner IBM Watson Health announced commercial availability of the Sugar.IQ smart diabetes assistant, a first-of-its-kind intelligent app designed to simplify and improve daily diabetes management. Approximately 30.3 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, with 1.5 million new cases being diagnosed every year. More than 6 million

BD launches 6mm Ultra-Fine pen needle

BD launches 6mm Ultra-Fine pen needle

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.— Becton Dickinson (BD) has rolled out its new 6mm x 32G Ultra-Fine micro pen needle. With the launch, BD is providing health care providers with an additional needle length option for people with diabetes who inject insulin. The introduction of the new pen needle rounds out the BD Ultra-Fine pen needle portfolio,

Roche to buy diabetes app provider mySugr

Roche to buy diabetes app provider mySugr

BASEL, Switzerland — Roche has entered an agreement to acquire mySugr GmbH, a Vienna-based provider of diabetes management apps and services. The drug maker said mySugr’s leading mobile diabetes platform, with more than 1 million users globally, will become a linchpin of its new patient-centered digital health services platform in diabetes care. Founded in 2012

Thrifty White unveils diabetes care plan

PLYMOUTH, Minn. — Thrifty White Pharmacy has introduced the Healthy Outcomes Diabetes Support Program. Tailored to patients’ individual needs, the diabetes care solution is being offered directly to employers and through health plan partnerships. “We’ve continually heard from employers in our communities that diabetes is one of their top-two concerns,” Thrifty White said. “Our new

Thrifty White Pharmacy steps up diabetes care

Thrifty White Pharmacy steps up diabetes care

PLYMOUTH, Minn. — Thrifty White Pharmacy has boosted its support for diabetes patients with the launch of a new, high-touch program. Called the Healthy Outcomes Diabetes Support Program, the patient-centric platform provides an additional 24 touch points annually tailored to patients’ individual needs. The diabetes care solution is being offered directly to employers and through

CVS program steps up fight against diabetes

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — In its ongoing effort to combat diabetes, CVS Health has introduced Transform Diabetes Care, a new program available to help the company’s pharmacy benefit management clients improve the health outcomes of their members, lower pharmacy costs through aggressive trend management and decrease medical costs by improving medication adherence, A1c control and lifestyle

CVS mobilizes integrated model for chronic care

CVS mobilizes integrated model for chronic care

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Early next year, CVS Health plans to launch a diabetes care program for its pharmacy benefit management (PBM) clients that provides clinical services and cost management solutions. Called Transform Diabetes Care, the program offers members tailored support to improve the health outcomes, reduce pharmacy costs via trend management, and lower medical costs

GMDC: People with diabetes turning to retailers for help

GMDC: People with diabetes turning to retailers for help

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — As consumers with diabetes take more control over their care, food and pharmacy retailers are being challenged to come up with solutions to meet their needs, according to research from the Global Market Development Center (GMDC). GMDC’s latest Health & Wellness Best Practices report, titled “Retail Partnering to Serve the Shopper

J&J plans diabetes ‘zone’ at Total Store Expo

J&J plans diabetes ‘zone’ at Total Store Expo

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Health care giant Johnson & Johnson is sharpening its aim at the growing diabetes epidemic. J&J said this week that it plans to debut the Diabetes Collaboration Zone, a cross-enterprise display of diabetes-focused products, solutions and resources, at the 2016 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo, which runs

CVS Pharmacy sharpens focus on diabetes care

CVS Pharmacy sharpens focus on diabetes care

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy will serve as the exclusive drug store for “Partner in Healthy Living,” a new diabetes care initiative of CVS Health and the American Diabetes Association. CVS said Tuesday that through the effort both organizations aim to raise awareness and funding for Stop Diabetes, the American Diabetes Association’s campaign to help

Sanofi, Google team up to improve diabetes care

Sanofi, Google team up to improve diabetes care

PARIS and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Sanofi and the life sciences team at Google have formed a collaboration to improve care and outcomes for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The companies said the alliance will pair Sanofi’s leadership in diabetes treatments and devices with Google’s expertise in analytics, miniaturized electronics and low-power chip