Antoinette Alexander is a senior editor for Drug Store News. Her areas of focus include beauty and retail-based health clinics. She joined the publication in 2001 as an associate news editor. In 2004, she was promoted to her current position. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Seattle University.
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- ‘Be The First’ aligns profit, philanthropic goals (DSN AM, In this Issue, OTC, Retail News, CVS, People in the News, Locked, Exclusive News Alert, Health and Wellness, Latest News, Pharmacy)Mon, 10/17/2016 - 5:25pm
CVS Health rocked the industry in 2014 when it removed cigarettes and tobacco from its pharmacy shelves in an effort to promote health and reduce chronic illnesses associated with tobacco-use. Now, the retailer is taking yet another stance against tobacco-use with a hefty $50 million initiative to help deliver the nation’s first tobacco-free generation.
The ExtraCare loyalty program has grown to become CVS Health’s crown jewel. In 2015, the program — now in its 15th year — helped drive nearly $4 billion in savings for its roughly 70 million active cardholders. More important, it has emerged as the key engine driving CVS Health’s personalization efforts — a critical component of the company’s five-pillar strategy to reenergize its front-end business.
The majority of millennial parents (85%) are using their smartphones to help them shop brick-and-mortar retail locations, according to the results of a new study by Retale. But what’s especially interesting is how moms and dads use mobile differently.
Pager is looking to become the “Amazon of healthcare.” That’s what co-founder Oscar Salazar told CNBC during a recent interview to discuss telehealth, as well as Hillary Clinton’s statements on the economy and jobs.
Congress, Medicare and industry stakeholders should strike the right balance to cut out fraud in the Medicare Part D drug program while preserving patient access to critical medications, the National Community Pharmacists Association stated in comments submitted in conjunction with a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing Tuesday on the topic.