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Kmart Pharmacy announces low copays for Medicare Part D members

BY Gisselle Gaitan

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Kmart Pharmacy may now become a favorite for Medicare Part D members in 2018. The company has announced it will be providing pharmaceutical needs to patients that include copays as low as $1 when filling their prescriptions.

Medicare Part D members are being encouraged to enroll in Kmart’s free Pharmacy Rewards program, and those who are already Shop Your Way members can get $5 FREECASH points whenever a prescription is filled.  

"Kmart Pharmacy prides itself on offering low-cost copays and extra savings to Medicare-eligible Americans," Mike Seesholtz, Head of Kmart Pharmacy said. "We remain focused on the overall health and well-being of our members, and strive to give them access to the best discounted prescriptions, an exceptional team of pharmacists, and other health-related benefits to ensure they receive the best quality of care."

These Pharmacy Rewards can be used to shop for non-pharmacy items at Kmart and Sears both in-stores and online. With a Medicare Part D plan, members also can receive coverage for commercially available vaccines including shingles, and pneumonia.  

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FastMed Urgent Care taps former RediClinic leader as CEO

BY Michael Johnsen

PHOENIX — FastMed Urgent Care on Thursday named Web Golinkin as its new CEO. In this capacity, he will lead FastMed's large and growing portfolio of walk-in urgent care health clinics located across Arizona, Texas and North Carolina.

"FastMed has an impressive track record of providing consumers with easy access to high-quality, affordable healthcare, which is needed in this country now more than ever," Golinkin stated. "I am excited about building on this foundation to expand FastMed's footprint, service offerings and delivery channels in ways that will help to build healthier and more productive communities."

Golinkin comes to FastMed with a 30-year track record of successful executive leadership, entrepreneurship and healthcare experience. Most recently, Golinkin served as CEO of RediClinic, one of the nation's leading operators of retail-based clinics, which he co-founded in 2005 and continued to lead after it was acquired by Rite Aid in 2014.

While at Rite Aid, Golinkin also served as CEO of Health Dialog, a leading population health management company, and as a member of Rite Aid's senior management team.

Golinkin also co-founded and served multiple times as president of the Convenient Care Association.
 

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Marvel’s ‘New Warrior’ Mister Immortal joins DexCom in throwing down against diabetes

BY Michael Johnsen

SAN DIEGO — In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, DexCom has launched the “Call of the Warrior” campaign on social media to support those living with diabetes, a chronic disease that affects more than 30 million Americans. For every Warrior Call photo or video posted in November on Facebook or Instagram with hashtag #WarriorUp, DexCom will donate $1 to a diabetes charity.

“Diabetes is challenging, but it doesn’t hold me back,” stated film and television actor Derek Theler. “It’s Diabetes Awareness Month, so I decided to partner with DexCom, not only to bring awareness to diabetes, but to put diabetes on notice. A Warrior Call is whatever you want it to be; it’s how you face a challenge – a call of courage, a scream at the top of your lungs – whatever you call it, we’re telling diabetes that we’re not backing down.”

Theler, who was recently cast as Mister Immortal in Marvel’s “New Warriors,” has battled diabetes since he was three years old. To help spread the word and raise money for diabetes research, Derek posted his Warrior Call on social media and encouraged others to #WarriorUp. People across the U.S. are asked to follow Derek’s lead and post a Warrior Call of their own. Soccer superstar Jordan Morris, country singer Eric Paslay, NASCAR driver Ryan Reed and four-time Olympic cross-country skier Kris Freeman will post Warrior Calls throughout the month of November to help spread the word.

“As the leader and pioneer in continuous glucose monitoring, DexCom works every day to improve the lives of people living with diabetes,” said Kevin Sayer, president and CEO of DexCom. “Raising awareness for this disease that affects millions of Americans is critical as we work to improve diabetes management tools and hopefully one day find a cure. We are excited to see the world share their Warrior Calls on social media to send a message that we’ll never stop the fight against diabetes.”

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