The partnership will bring access to telehealth services from New York’s top hospital via NYP OnDemand kiosks for shoppers at the Deerfield, Ill.-based retailer’s Duane Reade banner, as well as through its digital properties.
The combined Advocate Aurora Health will and serve nearly 3 million patients, the companies said.
Rite Aid is offering three types of flu vaccines: a quadrivalent flu vaccine which offers protection against four strains of the flu; the standard trivalent vaccine; and FLUAD, a trivalent vaccine.
PharMerica serves the long-term care, hospital pharmacy management services, specialty home infusion and oncology pharmacy markets.
Though healthcare spending grew to make up 17.9% as a share of gross domestic product, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services note in a new Health Affairs article that its growth slowed down in 2016.
The flu season last week crossed the seasonal threshold established by CDC as 2.3% of national patient visits were due to influenza-like illness. This percentage is above the national baseline of 2.2%.
Shingrix is now approved in Canada and U.S. for the prevention of herpes zoster in adults aged 50 years and above.
Posting a $51.8 million third-quarter loss, Fred’s said that it is exploring strategic alternatives for non-core businesses, including its specialty pharmacy business and real estate.
In 2016, an estimated 37 million people were living with HIV-1 globally, and 1.8 million people became newly infected with the virus.