After the Food and Drug Administration authorized a swathe of over-the-counter tests for Covid-19, pharmacies are preparing to stock their shelves. But at $20 to $100 a pop, will enough people use them to make a difference?
Linda M. Dillman What You Should Know: – Linda M. Dillman, a long-time and trusted Cerner Corporation board member, passed away on Saturday, March 13. – Dillman retired from QVC in January 2017, having served as its Chief Information Officer since January 2012. Previously, she… Read More »Long-Time Cerner Board Member Linda M. Dillman Passes Away
Walgreens, CVS, Walmart and dozens of other pharmacies will start administering a limited number of vaccines as part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. It will offer vaccines in medically underserved areas to healthcare workers, people ages 65 and older, and essential workers, according to… Read More »Pharmacies to start offering a limited number of Covid-19 vaccines
Amazon, Walmart, Starbucks and other retailers are offering to play a bigger role in helping distribute Covid-19 vaccines. In most states, essential workers are still waiting for their first dose.
Mike McSherry, CEO & Co-founder of Xealth HIT Consultant sat down with Mike McSherry, CEO, and co-founder of Seattle-based digital prescription platform Xealth to discuss digital health lessons learned in 2020 and what we can expect in 2021. As Xealth’s CEO, Mike also works with… Read More »Xealth’s CEO Shares Impact of Digital Health in 2020 and What’s Ahead in 2021
Teladoc Health and Livongo Merge The combination of Teladoc Health and Livongo creates a global leader in consumer-centered virtual care. The combined company is positioned to execute quantified opportunities to drive revenue synergies of $100 million by the end of the second year following the… Read More »2020’s Top 20 Digital Health M&A Deals Totaled $50B
The Justice Department has sued Walmart for fanning the flames of the opioid crisis through its network of pharmacies, claiming that the retailer knowingly filled thousands of illegitimate opioid prescriptions. But Walmart says the lawsuit is “misguided.”
The retailer plans to open primary care clinics in Houston, El Paso, Austin, Phoenix and Orlando by next summer as part of its partnership with startup VillageMD.
The retailer is offering at-home Covid-19 testing kits, including nasal swabs and saliva test kits, from Los Angeles-based startup myLab Box.
Patient engagement and experience were coming into focus as part of the overall transformation of healthcare, but the advent of Covid-19 has thrust it to the forefront. Hear from patients, providers, retailers, tech disruptors and others about why patient engagement is paramount.
What You Should Know: – Walmart announced it will begin selling Medicare insurance plans during this year’s annual enrollment period, Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Today, Walmart announced the launch of Walmart Insurance Services, LLC, a licensed insurance brokerage, which will assist people with enrolling… Read More »Walmart to Offer Medicare Insurance Plans During 2020 Open Enrollment
By KIM BELLARD When Walmart announced earlier this summer that it was opening an insurance agency to sell Medicare-related products and services plans, I thought, “that’s it?” When Walmart announced later in the summer that it was partnering (first with Microsoft, then with Oracle) in… Read More »Attention, Walmart Patients
The plans will include zero-dollar premiums and will give patients access to free primary care visits, dental exams and lab tests at Walmart Health centers across the state.
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH A startup PBM? Partnered up with Walmart to bring “everyday low prices” to prescription drug pricing? Is this too good to be true? A.J. Loiacono, founder & CEO at Capital Rx, gives us a quick primer on “Pharmacy Benefit Managers”… Read More »PBM Startup Capital Rx Starts Prescription Drug Pricing Shake-Up with Walmart Partnership
GSK’s share price has been left standing by AstraZeneca’s high-risk success in cancer treatments Monday’s most important vaccine news was the promising early data from the Oxford University and AstraZeneca coronavirus trial – “robust immune responses” is encouraging. But let’s not overlook other vaccine developments.… Read More »GlaxoSmithKline makes bold move with £130m Covid-19 investment | Nils Pratley
Walgreens plan to open hundreds of VillageMD clinics at its stores in the next five years. It would be the first major move by Walgreens to staff its locations with primary care physicians.
Two major retail chains — Walgreens and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) — are expanding their health care reach while increasing their footprints in the home- and community-based care space. Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) — Walgreens’ holding company — and VillageMD announced a five-year plan Wednesday… Read More »‘Back to the Future’: Walgreens Invests $1B in VillageMD to Expand Community-Based Care Services
What You Should Know – Doctor On Demand raises $75M in Series D funding led by General Atlantic to expand comprehensive virtual care. – Doctor On Demand is seeing record usage this year – up 139% – for COVID-19 screenings, routine health issues, chronic conditions and behavioral health. San Francisco, CA-based Doctor… Read More »Doctor On Demand Raises $75M to Expand Comprehensive Virtual Care Platform
Episode 133 of Health in 2 Point 00 is brought to you by the letter P — that’s P for PBMs, of course. In this episode, Jess and I talk about Genome Medical extending their series B and getting another $14 million on top of… Read More »