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Jocelyn Konrad

Rite Aid, PBM division introduce Rx90

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. and EnvisionRx, the pharmacy benefit management division of EnvisionRxOptions and a wholly owned subsidiary of Rite Aid, have debuted Rx90, a new program focused on improving medication adherence and health outcomes for consumers with chronic conditions. Rx90, now available for EnvisionRx clients, gives consumers the option to fill

Community pharmacies gear up for flu shot season

NEW YORK — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an annual flu shot for everyone over the age of six months, and retail pharmacies across the nation are spreading the word of their ability to provide such health services. Walgreens is now offering flu shots at all of its pharmacies (including Duane Reade

Rite Aid enables access to naloxone without Rx

Rite Aid enables access to naloxone without Rx

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has made the opioid overdose antidote naloxone available without a prescription at its pharmacies in 13 states. The drug chain said Monday that naloxone — administered by injection or nasal spray — previously was available only with a prescription from a doctor. Subject to state regulations, Rite Aid

Rite Aid, EnvisionRx start 90-day at retail program

Rite Aid, EnvisionRx start 90-day at retail program

CAMP HILL, Pa. — A new prescription drug program from Rite Aid Corp. and its EnvisionRx pharmacy benefit management arm gives patients with chronic conditions more flexibility in getting their maintenance medications. Called Rx90, the program enables patients to fill 90-day prescriptions at any of Rite Aid’s nearly 4,600 pharmacies or, for the same price,

Rite Aid commences flu vaccination drive

Rite Aid commences flu vaccination drive

CAMP HILL, Pa. — With the start of flu season just around the corner in the fall, Rite Aid Corp. has begun its annual immunization push by offering walk-in flu shots daily. The drug chain said Tuesday that customers can visit any of its nearly 4,600 stores to get a seasonal flu shot from a

Top pharmacy staffers recognized by Rite Aid

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. recently announced the two winners of the 2015 Vote for Your Favorite Pharmacy Team Member Contest. Sharon Balser, a Rite Aid pharmacy technician from Milford, Mich., and Theresa Forrest, a loyal Rite Aid customer from Gwynn Oak, Md., were selected at random from more than 11,000 unique entries.

Rite Aid announces Favorite Pharmacy Team Member

Rite Aid announces Favorite Pharmacy Team Member

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has named the winners of its 2015 Vote for Your Favorite Pharmacy Team Member Contest. The drug chain said Tuesday that Sharon Balser, a Rite Aid pharmacy technician in Milford, Mich., and Theresa Forrest, a Rite Aid customer in Gwynn Oak, Md., were selected at random from more

Rite Aid offers help to visually impaired Rx patients

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has begun making talking prescription devices available to help its pharmacy customers with visual impairments. The drug chain said earlier this month that the devices, available at all of its approximately 4,600 stores, will be offered free upon request to customers who are blind or visually impaired. “It’s

Rite Aid offers talking Rx devices to visually impaired

Rite Aid offers talking Rx devices to visually impaired

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid pharmacies have begun providing talking prescription devices to help customers with visual impairments. The drug chain said Thursday that the devices, available at all of its approximately 4,600 stors, will be offered free upon request to customers who are blind or visually impaired. “It’s important that all of our

Rite Aid deploys EQuIPP Rx performance platform chainwide

Rite Aid deploys EQuIPP Rx performance platform chainwide

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Pharmacists in Rite Aid Corp.’s nearly 4,600 drug stores are now using the EQuIPP pharmacy performance measurement platform from Pharmacy Quality Solutions (PQS). Rite Aid said Wednesday that it’s the largest drug chain to enable EQuIPP access to all of its pharmacists. The information management tool provides access to performance data

Rite Aid serves up discounted flu shots

Rite Aid serves up discounted flu shots

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has begun offering discounts on certain trivalent flu shots in support of National Influenza Vaccination Week. Rite Aid said Wednesday that through Dec. 12 it will provide the cell-based flu vaccine Flucelvax for $32.99 and the standard trivalent flu shot for $26.99, a discount of $5. National Influenza Vaccination

Rite Aid adds genetic testing to mix

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. and Harmonyx, a leader in affordable and accessible genetic testing, have announced the availability of selected genetic tests in all Rite Aid pharmacies except those in New York state. Rite Aid is the first U.S. drug store chain to offer Harmonyx genetic testing. The self-administered oral swab test

Rx chains help guide patients on ACA, Medicare

Rx chains help guide patients on ACA, Medicare

NEW YORK — Chain drug retailers across the country are carrying out extensive outreach programs to provide consumers with access to information and resources for Medicare Part D and health insurance marketplace coverage options. Medicare Part D annual enrollment began October 15 and runs through December 7. The enrollment period for Marketplace plans is November

Pharmacy chains step up Part D assistance

Pharmacy chains step up Part D assistance

NEW YORK — Chain drug retailers have begun extensive outreach programs to provide consumers with access to information and resources for Medicare Part D and Health Insurance Marketplace coverage options. Medicare Part D annual enrollment began Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7. The enrollment period for Marketplace plans is Nov. 1, 2015, to January