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News and information on diabetes care  products, merchandising and trends in retail pharmacies.

Owen Mumford products get thinner, more convenient

Owen Mumford recently launched Unifine Pentips Plus and the Unistik 3 Travel Lancets, as well as its thinnest pen needle ever, Unifine 33G.

Sanofi expands insulin savings program

Sanofi will offer its insulin for $99 for up to 10 boxes of pens and/or 10 mL vials per month, beginning in June.

The Dexcom G6 device update lets iOS users have their glucose readings read aloud by Siri and instantly display graphs in the lock screen, the company said.

BD's second-generation BD Nano pen needle is designed to help people better manage their diabetes, the company said.

Nearly half of people living with diabetes have, at times, gone without care because they can’t afford it, according to a report recently released by UpWell Health, a provider of healthcare services, support, and solutions for people living with chronic conditions.

The Afinion 2 streamlines and simplifies the delivery of accurate measurements of hemoglobin A1c, or HbA1c, and albumin to creatinine ratio results at the point of care, the company said.

This news opens a significant U.S. market opportunity for DarioHealth.

The Contour Next One blood glucose monitoring system can connect to mobile devices via Bluetooth to facilitate easier management within the Contour Diabetes app.


WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy has introduced a new CVS/pharmacy Brand Advanced Glucose Meter, a Food and Drug Administration-approved meter for at-home glucose monitoring.

LEVERKUSEN, Germany — Bayer announced Wednesday that it would be selling its Diabetes Care business to Tokyo-based Panasonic Healthcare.

Patient decision aids are a key component of shared decision making. When available, these tools provide patients with information on the risks, benefits, challenges, and alternatives to care options.

Leveraging the nation's leading pharmacy network, RxBenefit Clarity delivers one of the most accurate patient pay and real-time benefit information in the prescribing workflow today, McKesson stated.

PLYMOUTH, Minn. — Thrifty White Pharmacy is making a significant difference in patient lives through its new diabetes care program, which places recipients into a medsync program replete with comprehensive medication therapy management sessions, patient disease management goal setting and follow through. Thrifty White also offers a compliance packaging service, HealthyPack Rx, that helps organize and manage a patient's medication.

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