Truepill’s Virtual Pharmacy platform works behind the scenes to help payers, PBMs and health systems alike create customized, digital storefronts for prescriptions and OTC products, ultimately lowering costs and modernizing the shopping experience. Furthermore, the new offering provides the opportunity to improve specific use cases for OTC benefit utilization by creating a simple destination for patients to redeem their benefits.
Digital healthcare company Push Doctor has partnered with Well Pharmacy, an independent pharmacy chain, on the launch of the UK’s first ‘pharmacy-first’ digital health service in a bid to give patients direct access to local community pharmacists.
The pharmaceutical industry has a paper problem. Every single box of medicine must include a paper insert with dosing instructions and technical information that can measure several feet long. Some patients read it over, some patients stash it in a drawer, while others just dump it in the trash. These pesky printouts can cause a massive headache for the entire drug supply chain if they are outdated or incorrect and result in a recall.
Moins d'un an après son lancement, la plateforme de santé numérique Helena compte 280.000 patients actifs et 600 pharmacies connectées. La raison de ce succès ? « Tant les pharmaciens que les patients tirent profit de la plateforme », déclare Stijn De Jaeger, Pharma Communications Specialist chez Corilus.
Like food deserts, pharmacy deserts have cropped up across the nation, which could further hamper the much-maligned Covid-19 vaccine rollout.
AmerisourceBergen plans to buy most of Walgreens’ Alliance Healthcare business for $6.5 billion. The deal will let Walgreens focus more on its retail pharmacy and healthcare businesses.
Retail pharmacy is a very important retail business to run as it holds the trust and responsibility of all its customers. Your customer trusts you enough to have an intimate interaction regarding their health, share sensitive information, and takes recommendations regarding products, and, therefore, expect the best services. They expect their concerns to be heard; they want to feel informed and get the best-in-class products.
Amazon Pharmacy est le nouveau service de vente et de livraison de médicaments sur ordonnance du géant de l'e-commerce. Disponible dans 45 Etats américains, ce service propose une gamme de médicaments génériques et princeps, à l'exclusion des opioïdes. Les abonnés Prime bénéficieront de promotions sur certains produits et d'une livraison gratuite sous deux jours.
In addition to remaining open for the necessities that customers and patients required, the retail pharmacy industry over the past seven months also has been tasked with increasing the services offered to nclude COVID-19 testing, more immunizations and, eventually, administering a COVID-19 vaccine.
An interim plan issued by the CDC calls for pharmacies around the U.S. to provide coronavirus vaccination sites, in addition to the hospitals and clinics already expected to play roles
CVS is also gearing up to play a critical role in distributing a vaccine once it is made available, Merlo said. The healthcare giant has, for example, alongside Walgreens inked a deal with the Trump administration to quickly provide and administer a vaccine in long-term care facilities.
The flu shot is expected to be quite popular this season in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, so the Giant mobile vaccination clinic has been announced by the retailer to help bring immunizations to consumers. The initiative will see the retailer utilizing an Airstream travel trailer in order to set up shop in a number of different areas to help adults and children alike get a flu shot. The initiative is sure to come as welcome news to consumers who might be in search of an easier way to immunize themselves and their family.
Our Newleaf pharmacy management system is the pharmacy management software designed for specialty, retail and mail-order pharmacies.
In the last 10 days, the online pharmacy sector has seen a flurry of activity, with the entry of Amazon and Reliance Retail, and the merger of PharmEasy and Medlife. The last well-known player in the group, 1mg, has aspiration beyond e-pharmacy.
Drug store chains are reaping the fruits of a strategy they've laid out over the past several years "to become the center of gravity for consumer healthcare."
Within a few days of Amazon’s announcement to pilot in India, The All India Organization of Chemists & Druggists, an industry group that claims to represent hundreds of thousands of retail pharmacies and distributors, drafted a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Amit Agarwal, an Amazon executive based in India.
Pharmacists’ ability to prevent disease by vaccinating patients is one of the biggest health boons for many communities.
CVS Caremark added five new companies to its Point Solution Management Service, which it launched last year to make it easier for businesses to implement digital health tools. CVS Caremark CMO Sree Chaguturu shared more about the PBM’s plans for digital health.
Walgreens and For Eyes teamed up to offer prescription eyeglasses through a new co-branded website For Eyes at Walgreens (walgreens.foreyes.com) that recently launched. The site carries a fashionable assortment of frames such as Ray-Ban, Oakley and Gucci, as well as in-house exclusive brands that offer high quality at affordable prices.
Nuro is partnering with CVS Pharmacy to deliver medicines using its autonomous vehicle. Starting this month, the “first-of-its-kind partnership” brings Nuro into the health space as the startup utilizes its fleet of autonomous vehicles to deliver prescriptions and essentials across three zip codes in Houston, Texas.
McCauley Pharmacy chain launches smartphone app service to help existing customers
With a majority of its locations on the East Coast, it makes sense that CVS would acquire a pharmacy chain in a less penetrated geographic market as a means to expand into new territory. By acquiring existing brick-and-mortar pharmacies, CVS avoids the cost and time required to build hundreds of new stores itself, opting rather to update and rebrand the existing stores into CVS locations. This strategy will come at much lower cost.
The coming 2020 year is looking to shape the healthcare industry to become more consumerized and shoppable, allowing patients to compare prices and choose what works for their specific budget and type of care. Hopefully, these changes will lead to improved patient care and outcomes.
To be fair, traditional drug distribution could hardly be described as primitive: they’re not particularly old-fashioned, generally have digitized logistics, and except for the parts of their business related to dealing with the administration, which do not affect users so much as pharmacies’ cash management, they have evolved significantly over the years. Nevertheless, they are subject to restrictions that determine, for example, the number of pharmacies that can be found in a given city or neighborhood, their opening hours, and above all, they sell a category of products that, generally speaking, we are not particularly keen to buy. Most of the time, we go to a pharmacy to obtain something that could just as easily be delivered to our homes.
The pharmacy giant plans to roll out its HealthHUB wellness and healthcare centers to 600 stores by the end of this year, CEO Larry Merlo told CNBC in a televised interview. Merlo told CNBC he believes the company can open HealthHUBs at a pace of 12 per week, with the goal of opening 1,500 such locations by the end of 2021.
The Pharmacy sector has become one of the most interesting sectors in retail because of the expanding ambitions of some of its leading players, and the appeal from the potential entry of retail’s largest giants.
In some towns, it is getting harder to pick up your blood-pressure pills with that gallon of milk and rotisserie chicken.
Tomball resident Anthony Phillips visits his local drugstore more than the average consumer. The disabled Vietnam War veteran began taking a number of medications to treat his ailments and walked with a cane, necessitating regular visits to the CVS Pharmacy in Spring to grab his prescriptions.
La start-up Tessan a installé l’appareil à la pharmacie Preiss. D’autres suivront.
A handful of companies like Humana Inc. and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. that are better known for operating pharmacy counters and managing health plans are now turning into primary care providers.