With eye toward adherence, Wegmans pilots medication synchronization offering

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Wegmans earlier this week introduced a medication synchronization pilot to its hub store in the Syracuse market called "My Meds Together," according to company executives. 

"It all ties into adherence, which is one of our priorities," Dan Ferrara, Wegmans VP pharmacy operations, told DSN

It's one of two significant initiatives that Wegmans will be deploying this year that will help differentiate the chain among employers and pharmacy benefit managers — a key target for the retail pharmacy operator. “We have a couple of relationships already in existence,” said John Carlo, Wegmans SVP pharmacy. “We have one with a local employer here in Rochester, [N.Y.] and then we have one with a local PBM.” 

Wegmans later this year will be introducing a blood pressure screening program in an effort to improve adherence. Patients identified as at risk — pre-hypertensive or hypertensive — and who are taking at least one blood pressure medicine will have the option to enroll into one-on-one medication therapy management consultations with their pharmacist.  

 

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