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

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HTL-STREFA's Prevent DropSafe Safety Pen Needles awarded McKesson's 2019 New Product of the Year

The Prevent DropSafe Safety Pen Needle, which utilizes a thin 31-gauge needle, is McKesson's 2019 product of the year.

Walgreens debuts Medicare billing solution to enable CGM access

Walgreens is rolling out a billing solution that will allow Medicare patients using Dexcom’s G6 continuous glucose monitoring device to fill their prescription at any of its 9,200 pharmacies.

Patients with diabetes continue to grapple with such perennial problems as blood glucose monitoring, safe injection, and disposal of the sharps they create every day.

Higi, in partnership with the American Diabetes Association, now is offering a free self-service Type 2 diabetes risk assessment that combines station measurements with a consumer-reported health survey. 

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow and Hamacher Resource Group shared with Drug Store News some insights into the shoppers with diabetes from their new Selfcare Roadmap tool.

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

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

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

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.

Semma Therapeutics has announced the completion of a highly oversubscribed $114 million Series B financing. Proceeds will be used to bring the company’s lead development program of encapsulated stem cell-derived islets, through proof-of-concept in patients while continuing exploration of other regenerative medicine therapeutics.


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.

INDIANAPOLIS — Eli Lilly’s latest introduction is making half-unit doses of insulin easier for patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. The company on Wednesday launched its Humalog Junior KwikPen, which it said is the only prefilled, disposable half-unit insulin pen. The Food and Drug Administration approved the product in June to treat diabetes.

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

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