February 28, 2012

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy in late February released data showing that both patients and their health plans can realize savings of up to 60% on the cost of infused specialty medications by choosing alternate treatment sites, such as the ones fielded by Walgreens. DSN caught up with Michael Einodshofer, director of utilization management at Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy, to discuss the potential cost-reduction impact savings it can have on employers and payers.

September 29, 2015

Walmart began offering the grocery pick up service several years ago with a test in San Jose, Calif., then expanded to Denver, Phoenix, Huntsville, Ala., and the retailer’s hometown of Bentonville, Ark. 

September 28, 2015

Verizon Enterprise Solutions has identified some trends for retail IT going into the holiday season. 

September 22, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday announced plans that would reduce out-of-pocket drug costs for many American consumers should she be elected President of the United States. 

September 22, 2015

The campaign includes an ambassador program where Rite Aid coordinators will plan and implement onsite workplace flu clinics staffed by certified immunizing Rite Aid pharmacists. 

September 22, 2015

The acquisition of PunchTab is Walmart’s 15th acquisition by @WalmartLabs in the last four years. 

September 18, 2015

Overall, CDC estimates that 47% of the U.S. population age 6 months and older was vaccinated during the 2014-2015 season, similar to the 2013-2014 season and up from an estimated 41% five years ago.

September 18, 2015

A recent Harris Poll found that one-half of households use OTC medicines to treat a chronic or recurring condition.  These families would particularly benefit from OTC eligibility in FSAs and HSAs.

September 17, 2015

NACDS was one of only 2,000 workplaces nationwide to earn the “Best Workplaces for Commuters” distinction.

September 17, 2015

Fitbit Wellness will be able to expand integration opportunities with health plans and self-insured employers by its ability to enter into Business Associate Agreements with HIPAA-covered entities. 

September 17, 2015

McKesson realized more than $11 million in annualized savings between improved employee performance and saved medical costs thanks to its health and wellness programs. 

September 17, 2015

In conjunction with its focus on wellness announced earlier this week, Target issued a Fitbit activity and sleep tracking device to its associates, the retailer announced Wednesday. 

September 16, 2015

If the future of health care can be summed up in one word, that word might be “connected.”

 

September 16, 2015
Target’s new LA25 initiative will bring the company’s Beauty Concierge service to 25 Los Angeles-area stores, alongside other enhancements and new features.
September 14, 2015

Shoppers Drug Mart launched its Growing Women’s Health campaign on Sept. 12 with a goal of raising $3.3 million for women’s health organizations.

September 14, 2015

A new study shows that retailers might not know their best customers as well as they should. 

September 10, 2015

Express Scripts on Thursday announced the retirement of George Paz as CEO, effective after the company's annual stockholders meeting in May 2016. Company President Tim Wentworth will succeed Paz.

September 8, 2015

Under the terms of the offer, Perrigo shareholders would receive $75 in cash and 2.3 Mylan ordinary shares for each Perrigo ordinary share.

September 2, 2015

Haggen’s acquisition of 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores is shaping up as a disaster and the reasons why are detailed in a new lawsuit that puts the blame squarely on the parent company — Albertsons Holdings — of the divested stores.

August 31, 2015

Some 70% of employers have curbed cost increase by focusing on employee wellness and 76% did so by adding or expanding consumer-directed plans

August 27, 2015

When asked about readiness in the face of a cyber-attack, 66% of executives at health plans said they were prepared, while only 53% of providers said they were ready.

August 26, 2015

On the heels of news that its MinuteClinic telelehealth pilot was well received by patients, CVS Health announced Wednesday that it would be partnering with three telehealth companies to expand its current offerings. 

August 26, 2015

Although 94% of consumers say that some people are particularly vulnerable to getting the flu, about 41% typically do not get a flu shot, according to a new online survey of Kmart shoppers.