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How a move by Amazon could impact retail Rx

How a move by Amazon could impact retail Rx

NEW YORK — While rumors of Amazon’s entry into pharmacy continue to swirl, some analysts are questioning just how significant the move would be. “Amazon’s U.S. Pharmacy Opportunity: Not Necessarily A Game Changer,” is the title of a report by Cowen. For its part, Fung Global Retail & Technology said the online retailer’s pursuit of

Drug chains could benefit from ubiquity of AI

Drug chains could benefit from ubiquity of AI

NEW YORK — It sounds like a science fiction plot: machines and computers operating with intelligent and human-like behavior. But artificial intelligence (AI) is real and relevant to any task involving the intellect, and AI applications affect nearly all aspects of modern human life. In industry, AI is so ubiquitous that it often goes unnoticed,

Pharmacists: Key link in health care supply chain

Pharmacists: Key link in health care supply chain

In the U.S., pharmacists are a crucial link in the health care supply chain. Beyond dispensing prescription medication, pharmacists have the academic training to conduct health and wellness screenings and to provide some preventative care as well as advice on healthy lifestyles. Empowering pharmacists by changing the laws governing their practice would enable them to

Opportunities in health care tech in the silver economy

Opportunities in health care tech in the silver economy

We all know the aging of the U.S. population is one of the biggest demographic changes of our era. This is presenting not only challenges to health care providers and governments but also opportunities for new technologies that deliver health services more efficiently, more effectively or faster. Here, we outline some key health tech innovations

As baby boomer generation ages, its needs will change

As baby boomer generation ages, its needs will change

It feels like “The boomers are coming! The boomers are coming!” has been a corporate rallying cry for a number of years now as a range of industries have worked to prepare for the aging of the population. But successfully targeting the baby boomer generation has proven elusive for many. A careful examination reveals that