"This new retail offering complements our virtual care, urgent care and same day primary care offerings to give consumers more choice for non-emergency services,” reported Piedmont CEO Kevin Brown.
Benzer Pharmacy’s program will focus on medication therapy management, chronic disease state management, asthma education and business development.
The operator of 10 pharmacies will offer in-store specials for a 10-week period.
Based on early data, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week reported that flu vaccines this season are reducing a vaccinated person’s risk of getting sick and having to go to the doctor because of flu by about half (48%).
An analysis from Decision Resources Group examines the potential fallout for retail clinics from changes to the Affordable Care Act and Medicare funding.
Northwestern Ohio’s The Courier is reporting that CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo delivered a speech at Ohio Northern University titled “Driving More Affordable, Accessible and Effective Care,” in which he noted the ways pharmacy can help drive down healthcare costs. He said that retail pharmacy will play a key role in combatting such issues as medication non-adherence and stepping into primary care. “Retail pharmacy is oftentimes the front door to health care,” he reportedly said. “It provides more opportunities to interact with patients than any other site of care.” (The Courier)
The oral solution is a generic of Endo Pharmaceuticals’s Hycodan Oral Solution, 5 mg/1.5 mg per 5 ml.
Open to all independent pharmacies, the event will take place April 6-9 at the Hyatt Regency Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz.