November 11, 2014

Rite Aid officially named Physician Direct ACO, based in Sylvan Lake, Mich., as the sixth healthcare provider to join its Rite Aid Health Alliance initiative.

 

November 10, 2014

Mercy Health - Cincinnati will work with Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens to provide care options for patients with serious conditions outside of the clinics’ scope of services and to help manage the treatment of chronic diseases. 

November 10, 2014

The Saint Francis FastCare in-store health clinic has opened inside Super Stop & Shop supermarket in Simsbury, marking the first in-store primary care clinic of its kind in a supermarket in Central Connecticut.

November 7, 2014
Don't google it, check a reliable source. That's the advice a Belgian healthcare website, Gezondheid en Wetenschap, recently advertised in this YouTube video that you have to play to believe. Sadly, they need to advertise such advice. Because do you know what is notably absent in the country? A pharmacist. 
November 7, 2014

Rite Aid on Friday announced it has entered into an agreement with HealthSpot to provide convenient healthcare services via private, walk-in HealthSpot stations inside select Rite Aid locations.

 

November 6, 2014

CVS Health on Thursday announced the kickoff and major expansion of Project Health, its annual free health-screening campaign, at select CVS/pharmacy locations.

 

November 6, 2014

Perrigo and Omega Pharma announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement in which Perrigo has agreed to acquire Omega for $4.5 billion.

November 6, 2014

New research evaluating the opinions of both the American public and healthcare professionals during the past year finds a shift in perception toward obesity as a community problem of risks related to food and inactivity.

November 5, 2014

The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance on Wednesday released a tool for healthcare providers that offers guidance and suggestions on how to initiate conversations with adult patients about weight and health.

November 3, 2014

PDR Network, a provider of drug information and prescriber communications, on Monday announced a merger with LDM Group, a provider of behavior-based patient and consumer-health information. 

November 3, 2014

Research shows that 140 million American adults (about 65%) are recommended for behavioral weight-loss treatment, with 83% of those (or 116 million) considered for pharmacotherapy, according to a report released by The Obesity Society on Monday.

October 31, 2014

The signs for the retail clinic industry remain positive and conservative but steady growth in the number of clinics is expected to continue as drug stores play an essential role in the segment, according to new research from healthcare market researcher Kalorama Information.

October 30, 2014

The affiliated companies of Community Care of North Carolina, along with GlaxoSmithKline and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, on Thursday announced their intent to develop, implement and test new approaches to care delivery. 

October 30, 2014

CVS Health announced on Thursday that it has entered into new clinical affiliations with three regional health systems.

October 29, 2014

If you’re an employee of a microbusiness, you’re likely not relying on your boss to cover your healthcare benefits. 

October 28, 2014

Independent community pharmacies are increasingly providing services to support patient medication adherence and set a new record high in the proportion of prescriptions filled with typically lower-cost generic drugs.

October 27, 2014

Gryphon Investors, a San Francisco-based middle market private equity firm, announced Monday that it has acquired a majority stake in C. B. Fleet Co. 

October 24, 2014

In the wake of an Oct. 21 blogpost on Health Affairs, “The $500 Billion Medicare Slowdown: A Story About Part D,” Ralph Neas, president and CEO of the Generic Pharmacuetical Association, issued the following statement.

October 24, 2014

Sam's Club announced the introduction of a health exchange service in partnership with Aetna, to better serve its small business clientele. With that announcement, Sam’s Club becomes the first retailer to complement its full suite of healthcare offerings — optical, hearing, pharmacy — with a health exchange solution specifically targeting those who are arguably most concerned about health care: small business owners.

The move aligns Sam’s Club brands with all things health. “Whenever people visit Sam’s Club at all, I want them to be able to experience health-and-wellness in a way that they leave healthier no matter how they engage with us,” Sherri Thomas, director, managed care services for Sam's Club, told Drug Store News. “If it’s through our pharmacy, optical or hearing services, if they’re engaged in the exchange, if it’s through our health screenings, I want them to be a healthier person because they’re engaged with Sam’s Club.”

 

October 23, 2014

The U.S. healthcare system must address the problem of patients not picking up newly-prescribed medicines, according to a NEHI white paper.

October 22, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlighted the importance of incorporating pharmacists into team-based care to improve patient health outcomes — a move applauded by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores — during its Public Health Grand Rounds webcast on Tuesday.

October 22, 2014

Sam's Club on Wednesday announced a number of first-of-its-kind services.

October 22, 2014

Adult millennials ages 18 years to 32 years worry about their health and access to health care as much as their baby boomer elders.

October 21, 2014

As many as 20% of American adults already own a wearable device, and the adoption rate — on par with that of tablets in 2012 — is expected to rise quickly.