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Walgreens digital exec Pellegrini to join Fitbit

Walgreens digital exec Pellegrini to join Fitbit

SAN FRANCISCO — Walgreens Boots Alliance executive Adam Pelligrini is leaving the company to join activity tracker device maker Fitbit Inc. as vice president of digital health. Fitbit said Monday that Pellegrini is slated to start at the company on Sept. 6. He will be responsible for leading Fitbit’s efforts to connect its products, information,

Chronic disease patients want mobile health tools

Chronic disease patients want mobile health tools

Here’s some news that pharmacy retailers can use: Patients with chronic diseases are eager to use mobile tools to better manage their health. Mobile engagement provider Mobiquity commissioned independent research firm Research Now to survey 1,000 patients suffering from chronic conditions (arthritis, asthma, cancer, COPD, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, obesity and osteoporosis). Of those patients,