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

Lucira Health gains emergency use nod for 1st at-home COVID-19 self-test

The Lucira COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit is a molecular single-use test that is intended to detect the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19.

Amazon looks to build foothold in fitness, wearables with Halo, Halo Band

Amazon Halo is a subscription service that pairs the company's proprietary Amazon Halo Band wearable with an app offering AI-powered wellness insights.

Higi is partnering with senior-focused provider Papa to improve seniors’ access to health screening and monitoring.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — The market for self-monitoring blood glucose meters continues to be promising in the short term, Frost & Sullivan announced Tuesday, with $4.2 billion in revenue projected for 2016 from a 2014 base of $4 billion.

BOULDER, Colo. — Consumers utilizing home-health technologies will increase from 14.3 million worldwide in 2014 to 78.5 million by 2020, according to a new report from Tractica released Monday.

DALLAS — A new scientific statement issued jointly by three medical organizations earlier this week and published in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension, addresses how low to aim when treating patients with high blood pressure who also have vascular diseases.




ATLANTA — Having achieved earlier success through the Indiegogo launch of the iOximeter Smartphone Pulse Oximeter, Safe Heart recently launched a new crowdfunding campaign for Mobicuff, its new smartphone blood-pressure monitor.&nbs

ATLANTA — SoloHealth announced Thursday a new collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Wellness Enterprise, a subsidiary of Cleveland Clinic.

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Zewa recently launched its first Bluetooth 4.0 enabled monitoring devices which include a Blood Pressure Monitor, Scale with Body Fat function and an Activity Tracker.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — PharmaSmart announced Wednesday that it will deploy its clinically validated blood pressure kiosk and cloud-based Health IT platform in Brookshire Grocery Company’s 116 stores with a pharmacy.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — In honor of American Heart Month, Omron Healthcare and AliveCor are empowering people to take charge of their health through technology.

SAN DIEGO — The Wall Street Journal on Sunday reported that DexCom, a medical-device maker, is developing a diabetes glucose monitoring app to be compatible with the Apple Watch when it's released in April. 


DexCom’s glucose monitor tracks

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