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medication adherence

Study: Canadians not taking their meds

Study: Canadians not taking their meds

OTTAWA — Many Canadians fail to take their medications as prescribed and, in some instances, are not filling their prescriptions, according to a national survey from the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA). Thirty percent of Canadians reported that they have stopped taking medication before advised to do so, and about one in four said they did

Walgreens loyalty plan promotes health

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreen Co. says that its Balance Rewards for healthy choices (BRhc) program, which awards loyalty points for healthy behaviors and activities, is helping members lose weight and driving better medication adherence among participants with hypertension and/or diabetes. According to a new white paper and outcomes data the company released, active members who

CVS chief medical officer addresses National Business Group on Health

CVS chief medical officer addresses National Business Group on Health

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Troy Brennan, executive vice president and chief medical officer at CVS Health, delivered the closing keynote address at the 2015 Business Health Agenda conference held in Washington, D.C. by the National Business Group on Health. Speaking Friday morning, Brennan outlined ways that pharmacy care can play a key role in addressing health

Care Pharmacies ushers in new platforms

LINTHICUM, Md. — Care Pharmacies Cooperative Inc. has enlisted a pair of technology providers to hone its pharmacy and retail operations. The pharmacy co-op, with about 85 locations in nine states and the District of Columbia, has tabbed TCGRx to provide products and design services to improve its medication adherence program and work flow. “TCGRx’s