July 16, 2015

How serious are Rite Aid’s leaders when they proclaim their determination to make the company a full-service, full-spectrum retail healthcare provider? Serious enough to buy RediClinic — which has operated walk-in healthcare clinics in roughly 30 H-E-B stores in Texas for much of the past decade — and serious enough to embark on an aggressive growth campaign that includes the clinic healthcare provider as a new Rite Aid subsidiary.

July 16, 2015

As many as 12% of pet owners have bought health insurance for their animals. And among millennials, that number jumps to 19%. 

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid announced last month that it had recently introduced a new medication synchronization program called OneTripRefills.

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid is back — and in a very big way. After years of toiling in the shadows of its fast-growing and better-capitalized rivals, the company has regained its footing and market momentum with a renewed vitality and a sharply defined focus on its mission as a community-driven health-and-wellness retailer.

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid in late June announced that Bryan Everett will join the company as EVP of store operations, effective Aug. 3. Everett will be responsible for all operations at the company’s nearly 4,600 chainwide stores and will report to Rite Aid’s president and COO Ken Martindale.

July 16, 2015

Last year, Rite Aid named Johnson & Johnson its 2014 Innovative Spirit award recipient for taking a leadership position in a creative merchandising approach called SEAL (Simplify, Educate At Last).

Across some of those categories where SEAL has been put into play, sales are up as much as 10%, Rite Aid reported.

July 16, 2015

More and more, the success of any healthcare delivery model in the United States will depend on the ability of all members of a patient-care team — physicians, pharmacists, hospital systems and health plan payers included — to collaborate effectively on a longterm plan of care that’s focused on successful outcomes and disease prevention.

July 16, 2015

Increasing access to birth control through the pharmacy may pose a challenge - will pharmacists who counsel patients on family planning be reimbursed for their efforts?

July 16, 2015

One of Rite Aid’s most farsighted innovations has been the creation of a unique store position, the wellness ambassador, whose primary focus is serving customers to help deliver a better in-store shopping experience.

July 16, 2015

A big part of the reason behind Rite Aid’s success is that the story has changed. It’s no longer about swimming upstream or playing defense. Today, it’s about creating a retail healthcare company and aggressively turning that dream into reality.

July 15, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of technology, automation, medication synchronization and generics, in this multi-page report.

July 15, 2015

A collection of eight consumer groups have written to Federal Trade Commission chair Edith Ramirez in opposition of the ongoing potential merger between pharmaceutical companies Teva and Mylan. 

July 15, 2015

Rite Aid Health Alliance is currently in seven markets, but 11 additional providers have expressed interest in the model. 

July 15, 2015

The competition is aimed at motivating pharmacy students to develop a business model for either purchasing an existing community pharmacy or opening a new one.

July 15, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration is exploring extending PDUFA through 2022. 

July 15, 2015

The Chicago Tribune reports Walgreens veteran Jeff Berkowitz has resigned. 

July 15, 2015

Almost half of all people in an employer wellness program and with a chronic condition learned of their health status through that wellness program. 

July 15, 2015

The new guidelines have been expected to increase the number of statin-eligible adults by almost 13 million.

July 15, 2015

The world’s second smallest Target, a TargetExpress, will open in St. Paul, Minn.’s Highland Park neighborhood.

July 14, 2015

Both Mylan and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories have announced the launch of their generic version of dementia drug Namenda.

July 14, 2015

Congress, Medicare and industry stakeholders should strike the right balance to cut out fraud in the Medicare Part D drug program while preserving patient access to critical medications, the National Community Pharmacists Association stated in comments submitted in conjunction with a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing Tuesday on the topic.

July 14, 2015

America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are currently developing 420 medicines for patients suffering from neurological disorders, including epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. 

July 14, 2015

QS/1, a healthcare automation solutions provider, is partnering with American Associated Pharmacies to help community pharmacies compete with larger pharmacies.

July 14, 2015

During the 2013-2014 season, the CDC estimated influenza vaccination prevented 7.2 million influenza-associated illnesses, 3.1 million medically attended illnesses and 90,000 hospitalizations.