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Patient empowerment, pharmacy opportunity

Patient empowerment, pharmacy opportunity

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of seven articles by A.T. Kearney on the trends that are radically transforming the health care sector. The promise of consumer-driven health care is not new. Over the last 15 years, we have heard a great deal about the shift away from the traditional doctor-centric treatment

Drug stores, grocers: the health care edge they have

Drug stores, grocers: the health care edge they have

Pharmacies and grocery stores are better positioned than doctors to promote healthy behavior and prevent debilitating and costly illnesses. Many executives know this, but it is surprising how many acknowledge they have not done much about it. Don’t believe it? Consider who has more information about people and more opportunity to sway their choices. Doctors

Pharmacies are at top of Gallup poll on service

NEW YORK — Consumers agree that pharmacies are more than up to the task of providing superior customer service. A recent Gallup poll found that pharmacies and banks are rated the highest for customer service, while clothing and retail stores and fast-food restaurants have a smaller percentage of excellent service scores. Survey participants were asked

Gallup: Pharmacies stand tall in customer service

Gallup: Pharmacies stand tall in customer service

NEW YORK — Consumers agree that pharmacies are more than up to the task of providing superior customer service. A Gallup poll found that pharmacies and banks are rated the highest for customer service, while clothing and retail stores and fast-food restaurants have a smaller percentage of excellent service scores. Survey participants were asked to

Rite Aid reportedly to buy Rx files from A&P

Rite Aid reportedly to buy Rx files from A&P

NEW YORK — Rite Aid Corp. reportedly is looking to buy prescription files and inventory from in-store pharmacies operated the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., which last month filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Published reports said that, according to a filing by A&P with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in White Plains, N.Y., Rite

Drug supply tracing deadline extended

Drug supply tracing deadline extended

WASHINGTON — Pharmacies have a four-month extension — until November 1 — to comply with the full scope of new dispenser tracing requirements under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). The Food and Drug Administration issued a guidance yesterday saying it would not take enforcement action until November against a pharmacy that receives any

Fred’s drives transition to pharmacy-led model

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fred’s Inc. is expediting its transformation into a convenience- and pharmacy-centric retailer amid intense competition in its core general merchandise market and a surge in pharmaceutical price inflation, particularly generic drugs. In reporting second-quarter results Thursday, Fred’s chief executive officer Bruce Efird said the discount GM chain plans to close 60 underperforming