October 15, 2013

The research firm IHS predicts that 1.8 million people will access health and wellness care via electronic and video links by 2017, and the Department of Health and Human Services showed its commitment to telehealth in September by donating $5.3 million to set it up in rural areas. Meanwhile, drug store chains like Rite Aid and Thrifty White have been making investments of their own. On Oct. 9, services provider MDLive announced that it appointed Travis Stork, co-host of the Emmy award-winning CBS series "The Doctors," to its medical advisory board. Stork recently took the time to talk to DSN about telehealth and what it means for pharmacy retailers.

August 5, 2013

As drug store chains like Walgreens, Duane Reade, Rite Aid and Bartell Drugs — not to mention a few independents as well — go upscale, one of the noticeable changes they make is to the beauty department. But a key element, beauty futurist Jeanine Recckio told DSN, is "retailtainment." In other words, beauty should be fun, and as more pharmacy retailers understand that, the line that divides their beauty departments from those of specialty and department stores will become increasingly thin.

December 15, 2012

In an exclusive video store tour, Rite Aid COO Ken Martindale walks Drug Store News editor Rob Eder and the DSN.TV cameras through its newest Wellness store, which features several important new elements and a vastly updated look throughout the store.

August 14, 2017

At the completion of the exam, RediClinic provides parents with a comprehensive printed report of their child’s health and vaccination status.

August 2, 2017

In addition to its assortment of school supplies, dorm essentials and electronics, Rite Aid said that throughout August, it would be offering 500 Plenti points when members spend $15.

August 1, 2017

Rite Aid this year is offering a quadrivalent flu vaccine, as well as standard trivalent vaccine and FLUAD, a trivalent vaccine with an adjuvant to create a stronger immune response, approved for patients ages 65 years and older.

July 24, 2017

In an eight-month study with its first MTM client, Health Dialog realized significant adherence gains and optimal therapy adoptions to help improve upon CMS' Five-Star Quality Ratings.

July 20, 2017

With the expansion of availability into Michigan and South Carolina, Rite Aid now offers naloxone dispensing without a prescription in 25 states

July 5, 2017

New parents undergo lasting changes in terms of what they look for from their personal care products once they have children, according to new insights from pregnancy and parenting resource BabyCenter’s “2017 Skincare and Bathtime Study,” which was shared exclusively with Drug Store News.

July 5, 2017

Rite Aid emerges from the Walgreens Boots Alliance transaction as a much leaner, multi-regional chain with a much smaller debt load.

June 29, 2017

In the wake of Walgreens’ and Rite Aid’s plan to scrap their merger for a new deal, DSN takes a look at five important takeaways from the blockbuster agreement. 

June 29, 2017

GlobalData Retail managing director Neil Saunders weighs in on the ‘pragmatic approach’ to a lengthy regulatory process that Walgreens and Rite Aid have undertaken by scrapping their proposed merger and creating a new deal.

June 29, 2017

Rite Aid's Retail Pharmacy Segment revenues were $6.4 billion and decreased 4.9% compared to the prior year period.

June 29, 2017

Walgreens' Retail Pharmacy USA division had third quarter sales of $22.5 billion, an increase of 6.3% over the year-ago quarter.

June 29, 2017
This new agreement replaces the previous merger agreement with Rite Aid, announced in October 2015 and amended in January 2017, as well as the agreement to divest certain Rite Aid stores to Fred’s, announced in December 2016.
 
June 27, 2017

The two companies imposed the July 7 deadline on the FTC when they certified compliance on May 8, requiring action within 60 days. 

June 19, 2017

See photos of the new Harrisburg, Pa., location, which features a one-of-a-kind in-store Hershey Sweet Shop that offers a variety of Hershey’s candy and specialty merchandise.

June 13, 2017

The new RediClinic.com offers a highly responsive online platform that allows one-click appointments from a mobile or desktop device.

June 12, 2017

In addition to increasing financing options, Fred's Pharmacy has entered an agreement with its lenders allowing the company to extend the outside commitment date to as late as Oct. 31.

June 9, 2017

The Federal Trade Commission is preparing "advice" to block the deal to merge Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid, according to a Investor's Business Daily report. The news was first reported by Bloomberg. "Shares of Rite Aid sank 14% to 3.03 in afternoon trading on the stock market [and] Walgreens dipped 0.3%. Rival CVS Health (CVS) edged up 0.5%," Investor's Business Daily reported. In addition, shares of Fred's Pharmacy, which has agreed to acquire as many as 1,200 divested Rite Aid locations as part of the deal, dropped 2.5% Friday. (Investor's Business Daily)

June 7, 2017

While the delay in merger approval has negatively impacted Rite Aid results, company officials acknowledged, the company is working toward improving performance.

May 31, 2017

Health Dialog’s Nurse Line provides guidance and information to help people make informed decisions about their medical care.

May 31, 2017

Walgreens Boots Alliance is likely to litigate should the Federal Trade Commission sue to block its proposed merger of Rite Aid, Cowen analyst Charles Rhyee opined according to a StreetInsider.com report published Wednesday. Rite Aid's value "remains significant" Rhyee noted. "This leads us to believe if the FTC were to block, WBA would litigate to win Rite Aid," he said. A deadlocked FTC is also a possibility, according to Rhyee. "The FTC Chairman, Maureen Ohlhausen, who is likely more favorable to the transaction, could use the 1-1 vote as leverage to build consensus and arrive at a consent decree." (StreetInsider.com)

May 18, 2017

Coming from a diverse neighborhood gave her ‘street smarts,’ but Rite Aid’s head of pharmacy tells Drug Store News her most important leadership lessons came from two pillars of the Philadelphia community — her mom and dad.