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

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.

Innovation in monitoring, injection, disposal benefit diabetes patients

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.

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.

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

 

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.

In the initial launch of the higi-Epic EHR integration, Rush patients who receive specialized care for hypertension will be able to measure their biometrics at one of 211 Chicago-area pharmacy locations.

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.

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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