Pharmacy advocates gather for 6th Annual NACDS RxImpact Day
WASHINGTON — Looking to shine a spotlight on pharmacists’ increasingly vital role in the delivery of healthcare services, hundreds of pharmacy advocates once again convened on Capitol Hill to participate in the 6th Annual NACDS RxImpact Day. This year’s event, held March 12 to 13, brought together more than 400 community pharmacists, pharmacy executives, pharmacy students and other pharmacy leaders from 40 states to educate elected leaders about issues facing pharmacy today. Meetings were conducted with more than 80% of the entire U.S. Congress including 136 of 139 members of Congress who serve on congressional committees with jurisdiction on healthcare issues.
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DSN FIRST LOOK: Walmart to Go
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart this week opened its first small-format convenience store branded as Walmart to Go in its hometown of Bentonville.
To read more about Walmart’s new store format, click here.
Walmart To Go looks great. Looking forward to checking it out.
Rite Aid takes big step in integrated pharmacy care
BUFFALO, NY — Top Rite Aid executives gathered at a local store, Monday morning, to unveil a pioneering, new health management collaboration — the Rite Aid Health Alliance.
Through the initiative, Rite Aid partners with local healthcare provider groups, such as the Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network, one of Rite Aid’s first Alliance partners. to leverage its pharmacists — and specially trained care coaches, a new role in Rite Aid stores — to help patients with chronic and polychronic conditions establish and meet certain health goals, which are established in coordination with the patient’s physician.
Provided through a partnership with Health Dialog, Rite Aid Health Alliance care coaches specialize in behavior change to help address patient lifestyle-health issues. Rite Aid has performed more than 2,300 health-coaching visits with almost 1,500 programs that were enrolled in the program, during the pilot phase of the program.
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