National Check Your Meds Day, Oct. 21, i is being established by Consumer Reports and the Dept. of Health and Human Services.
CVS Pharmacy & Business News
The ScriptPath Prescription Schedule looks to meet the needs of the 50% of patients who report confusion about how and when to take their medications, as well as patients with complex prescription regimens.
See what’s inside CVS Pharmacy’s new more than 13,000-sq.-ft., two-story location in Times Square — the largest featuring the company’s new front-store strategy.
The store will feature the chain’s new front-store features — including expanded health, beauty and food selections — as well as a MinuteClinic and an Optical Center.
Research from CVS Health Research Institute and Johns Hopkins University is looking at how algorithms can be used to help identify signs of patients misusing and abusing opioids.
Forthcoming efforts from CVS Health include expanding the availability of medication disposal units in CVS Pharmacy locations, new management approaches from CVS Caremark and additional patient education from its pharmacists, among others.
A panel of start-up companies — UnaliWear, Chrono Therapeutics, BraceUnder, Sleep.ai and 23andMe — spoke about the white spaces their organizations targeted and the solutions they created to fill those voids at a special Health Innovation Summit, hosted by CVS Health in partnership with Drug Store News and Mack Elevation in June.
CVS Health is poised to boost its health innovation efforts in response to a rapid-fire series of marketplace changes. Much of the focus will center on embracing emerging health trends — from connected health technology to DNA testing.
Heightened consumer expectations, coupled with increased efforts by manufacturers and distributors to adopt a “direct-to-consumer” sales model, should be compelling drug chains and other retailers to leverage new opportunities in their businesses … ," according to Steve Laughlin, VP and general manager of global consumer industry at IBM, in his CVS Health Innovation Summit presentation.
Video-based marketing messages designed for mobile viewing represent a significant opportunity for retailers, as consumers now spend three hours per day on their mobile devices, and mobile penetration continues to grow, with 2 billion new mobile phones activated last year alone.