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News and information on health diagnostics products, merchandising and trends in retail pharmacies.

Boomers, earbuds contribute to ear care category growth

As interest in ear care topics increases, so does the opportunity to merchandise products that can help consumers find solutions.

Rite Aid, higi extend health station partnership

Rite Aid and higi’s partnership has brought higi health stations to Rite Aid stores since 2014, during which time customers have completed more than 53 million screenings, including nearly 8 million just in 2018.

New data from the Consumer Healthcare Products Association and IRI is highlighting the ripple effect that a consumer buying an OTC product can have on the American healthcare system — namely, some $146 billion in savings.

The product, which can test for up to 14 commonly abused drugs, has launched into CVS Pharmacy stores.

Panelists at the DSN Industry Issues Summit emphasized opportunities for improvement centered on education, personalization and prevention with regard to chronic care management.

higi's “I Can” consumer empowerment campaign is launching alongside the company’s “Love My Heart” program, which looks to remind consumers to know their numbers while educating about prevalence, risk factors and prevention options for heart disease.

A total of 256 Project Health events are slated to take place in 2019.

Manufacturers in the foot care market are building out offerings around shopper engagement and education to gain a foothold.

The partnership with Bridge Connector will allow for integration between higi health stations using Health Connect and any electronic health record or hospital health system using Bridge Connector.

With the rise of connected health documented by such firms as Deloitte, many companies are eyeing innovative solutions to ease the burden of diabetes management.

Blood glucose monitoring brand LifeScan has unveiled a revamped OneTouch Reveal mobile app, adding three features to offer patients managing their diabetes more insights.

Consumers now want to be able to take diagnostic tests at home or at their local pharmacy, and they want to interpret the results without having to make an appointment at their physician’s office

The product features themed bands that evoke Marvel’s Spider-Man, and Garmin’s Spider-Verse app takes on a comic-book style to encourage healthy habits.

In examining nearly 40 million blood pressure tests across higi’s network of more than 11,000 health stations in 2017, the company found a 28.8% increase in patients with high blood pressure.

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