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Walgreens Pharmacy & Business News
The new Walgreens adherence platform is planned to be ready for implementation with partners in the third quarter for diabetes, with additional conditions expected in market by the end of the year.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an annual flu shot for everyone over the age of 6 months as soon as the vaccine becomes available.
Safe medication disposal kiosks are currently available in more than 300 Walgreens pharmacies across 24 states.
Telehealth is expected to grow tenfold, according to Walgreens' Atul Singh and MDLive's Amy Clark who led an Insight Session Monday examining the growth, benefits and future of telehealth and telemedicine.
When it comes to online retailing, said a Walgreens executive, the way to win with digital is by narrowing your strategy, not broadening it.
Walgreens has promoted Greg Orr, senior director of digital healthcare, to VP digital healthcare, according to a report Internet Health Management pubished Tuesday. His new title and job responsibilities go into effect Sept. 1, the report noted. "Orr will oversee a diverse digital healthcare portfolio. In addition to operating desktop e-commerce and mobile commerce versions of Walgreens.com, Walgreens also offers digital doctor visits and related online health and wellness programs." (Internet Health Management)
Last year, Walgreens and Unilever helped donate more than 17.5 million gallons of clean water to the rural Kenyan village of Kipsongol.
Previous research has shown that lower adherence to cardiovascular medications among African-American and Hispanic patients likely contributes to a persistent seven-year lower overall life expectancy.
As millennials have cemented themselves as the largest generation by population at 75.4 million, outnumbering baby boomers for the first time, the retail industry has been inundated with insights about their shopping habits.