For years, community pharmacy has presented itself as one of the best solutions out there for the ills plaguing the nation’s overstretched and over-costly healthcare system. Few things drive that message home as effectively as the rapid growth of in-store health fairs and disease screening events at drug store, supermarket and mass merchandise pharmacies nationwide. In this special report, DSN examines the growth of in-store health fairs.
Battery sales are suffering in the drug store channel, with channel sales dipping nearly 3% for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 27, 2015, according to IRI data. But, there are growth opportunities in the category in the advanced alkaline, hearing aid and specialty batteries segments.
HealthyLife Rewards offers BlueShield subscribers and their families a potential $500 in annual cash back rewards for purchasing healthy foods at grocery stores, including local chains Hannaford Supermarkets and Price Chopper and its Market 32 Supermarkets.
As part of its annual Industry Issues Conference in December, Drug Store News assembled a first-class panel of retail pharmacy and supplier executives for an exclusive, in-depth discussion on emerging best practices for improving care among patients with chronic conditions.
Canada's PharmaChoice has earned its distinction as the second-largest independent pharmacy banner byu surpassing 600 locations, according to a report from KelownaNow published Monday. "As we continue to see more pharmacy reform, we believe the unaffiliated will need to find a home," suggested Calvin LeRoux, PharmaChoice East CEO. "So long as pharmacy owners are seeking transparency and maximum value, we are confident that we will continue to grow." (KelownaNow)
Energizer Recharge, the first rechargeable AA and AAA batteries made with 4% recycled battery material, provide consumers with long-lasting power that can be recharged hundreds of times and reduce the impact on the planet.
The savings card is accepted at more than 60,000 pharmacies, FamilyWize said, including such major partners as Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Walmart, Kmart, Publix, Costco, Albertsons and Safeway, Kroger and Sam’s Club.
Walgreens-partner Providence Health and Services plans to merge with St. Joseph Health, the Puget Sound Business Journal reported Friday. "Providence will then become the third-largest non-profit health system in the U.S., behind only Kaiser Permanente and Ascension Health, the Journal reported. "Providence's system includes 34 hospitals, but will grow to 50 with the merger." (Puget Sound Business Journal)
A CNBC report on Wednesday noted that a software coding error may be behind making the prescription history and other basic information for a few thousand online U.S. pharmacy customers of Wal-Mart Stores visible to other users.