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Pharmacy retailers win Rx adherence challenge

Pharmacy retailers win Rx adherence challenge

MINNETONKA, Minn. — Publix Super Markets, Albertsons/Safeway, Meijer, Giant Eagle, Discount Drug Mart and Wegmans Food Market were named the winners of UnitedHealthcare’s 2016 Targeted Intervention Program (TIP) Challenge to boost patients’ medication adherence. Through the UnitedHealthcare TIP Challenge, the pharmacies work with Medicare Advantage Part D plan members to help them take their prescription

Trade classes battle in changing pharmacy market

Trade classes battle in changing pharmacy market

NEW YORK — Competition remains fierce in the chain pharmacy industry, albeit with a decreasing number of players. If the pending acquisition of Rite Aid Corp. by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. goes through, the field will diminish dramatically, especially in major metropolitan areas. Depending on the number of stores WBA divests to meet antitrust requirements,

Walgreens launches teledermatology service

Walgreens launches teledermatology service

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has launched an online skin care platform that includes a telehealth service for dermatological conditions. Available via Walgreens.com and the Walgreens mobile app, the skin care platform provides informational resources and extended skin care services, including the DermatologistOnCall teledermatology service through Iagnosis, which offers online dermatology consultations with U.S.-based, board-certified specialists.

Giant Eagle to deploy PharmaSmart BP kiosks

Giant Eagle to deploy PharmaSmart BP kiosks

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Giant Eagle is deploying PharmaSmart blood pressure kiosks at its 217 supermarkets and in-store pharmacies. PharmaSmart International Inc. said the rollout includes the food and drug retailer’s Giant Eagle, Market District and Market District Express stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. “We agree with the CDC, which recently announced that

Retail pharmacies go to bat for immunizations

Retail pharmacies go to bat for immunizations

ARLINGTON, Va. — Bartell Drugs, Quality Food Centers (QFC), Hy-Vee and Giant Eagle are participating in National Association of Chain Drug Stores projects to demonstrate value-based payment models for pharmacy-administered immunizations. NACDS said Friday that the three projects aim to develop and implement a scalable, replicable model for value-based payments that improves vaccination rates for

Retailers recognized by UnitedHealthcare for Rx adherence

Retailers recognized by UnitedHealthcare for Rx adherence

MINNETONKA, Minn. — Kroger Co., Target Corp., Giant Eagle, Meijer and Wegmans Food Markets Inc. were winners in UnitedHealthcare’s 2015 Targeted Intervention Program (TIP) Challenge, aimed at improving medication adherence. UnitedHealthcare said Monday that Kroger and Target won in the large retail pharmacy chain category (900 or more locations), Giant Eagle and Meijer were the

Chains receive MTM accolades

MINNETONKA, Minn. — Giant Eagle, Publix Super Markets, Fred’s and Wegmans Food Markets pharmacies were among the winners of this year’s UnitedHealthcare Medication Adherence Targeted Intervention Program Challenge, benefiting the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation. The Medication Adherence TIP Challenge recognizes pharmacy operators for their efforts to better Medicare beneficiaries’ health and well