Naloxone now available at Rite Aid Pharmacies in Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia

Camp Hill, Pa., 2017-Feb-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid announced today (Feb. 15, 2017) that naloxone, a medication that can be used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, is now available at more than 630 pharmacies in Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia without a prescription, subject to state regulations. Previously, naloxone, which can be administered by injection or nasal spray, was only available with a physician’s prescription.

“As the epidemic continues to grow, as evidenced in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recent statistic, 91 people die every day from an opioid overdose in the United States,” said Jocelyn Konrad, Rite Aid executive vice president of pharmacy. “With the ability to dispense naloxone without a prescription in more than 20 states, Rite Aid is not only showing its commitment to increasing customer access to this potentially lifesaving medication, but we are also raising awareness and helping fight drug abuse in the communities we serve.”

Naloxone is also available for purchase without patient specific prescriptions at Rite Aid pharmacies in 17 additional states including: Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

To date, Rite Aid has trained more than 10,000 pharmacists on naloxone dispensing. Rite Aid is   also working to expand its naloxone dispensing program in other states served by the Company where naloxone is currently only available with a prescription.

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2016 annual revenues of $30.7 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.

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Rite Aid Corporation announces that seasonal flu shots are now available at all Rite Aid pharmacies nationwide

  • Rite Aid Pharmacists Ready to Help Patients Protect Themselves Against the Flu
  • Rite Aid’s Workplace Flu Shot Clinic and Voucher Programs Return

Camp Hill, PA, 2015-8-13— /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) announced today that seasonal flu shots are now available at all Rite Aid pharmacies nationwide. Customers can visit any of Rite Aid’s nearly 4,600 pharmacies to receive a flu shot from a certified immunizing Rite Aid pharmacist, subject to state regulations. Flu shots are covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare Part B and are available during pharmacy hours; no appointment is necessary. To locate the nearest Rite Aid pharmacy, visit www.riteaid.com or call 1-800-RITE-AID.

“While the timing of flu season is unpredictable, outbreaks can happen as early as October, which is why it is so important to get vaccinated as early as possible,” said Jocelyn Konrad, Rite Aid executive vice president of pharmacy. “Rite Aid encourages people to get a flu shot sooner rather than later, as it is the very best way to protect themselves and their loved ones from getting the flu.”

Rite Aid carries the standard trivalent flu vaccine, which offers protection against three strains of the flu: the influenza A H3N2 virus, the influenza B virus and the influenza A H1N1. Additionally, a quadrivalent flu vaccine that offers protection against an additional influenza B virus will also be available. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone six months and older get a flu vaccination as soon as it is available, since it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu.

All Rite Aid pharmacies currently have supplies of trivalent and quadrivalent flu vaccines; a high-dose flu shot, approved for people 65 and older, will be available in all stores later this week. Upon request, Rite Aid pharmacists can administer an intradermal flu shot, which uses a smaller needle that is injected into the skin instead of the muscle, approved for people 18-64 years of age.

While the CDC recommends flu shots for everyone over six months, certain groups of people are at greater risk for complications from the flu. These groups include: diabetics, pregnant women, adults over 65, children under 5, those with asthma and other chronic lung diseases, those with kidney and liver disorders, heart disease patients and those with compromised immune systems.

Rite Aid – Readily Available Resource for Employers Looking to Shield Workforce Against the Flu

In an effort to help employers avoid what the CDC estimates to be a $10.4 billion in direct costs for flu-related hospitalizations and outpatient visits for adults, Rite Aid will once again have a team dedicated to planning and implementing onsite workplace flu clinics, staffed by certified immunizing Rite Aid pharmacists. Rite Aid is also able to offer employers a voucher program, in which employees would receive a flu shot voucher to use at any Rite Aid pharmacy. For more information, employers can visit www.shieldmyworkforce.com  or call 1-800-622-2106.

Flu season provides an opportunity for people to review additional immunization needs. Rite Aid pharmacists are available to administer vaccinations for 12 other diseases, including pertussis (whooping cough), measles, mumps and rubella, meningitis, shingles and pneumonia, subject to state regulations.  By visiting Rite Aid’s Vaccine Central, at www.riteaid.com/vaccinecentral, customers can complete an immunization evaluation, track their personal immunization history, and find other educational resources on immunizations.

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2015 annual revenues of $26.5 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.

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Rite Aid announces the opening of HealthSpot stations inside 25 Rite Aid pharmacies in Ohio

CAMP HILL, PA, 2015-7-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid, one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains and HealthSpot®, a pioneer in patient and provider driven healthcare technology, announced today the opening of HealthSpot stations inside 25 Rite Aid pharmacies in Ohio. Through the HealthSpot stations, customers will be able conveniently access a variety of quality healthcare services including pediatric care. The HealthSpot stations are located inside select Rite Aid pharmacies in Akron/Canton, Cleveland and Dayton/Springfield. Rite Aid and HealthSpot first announced their partnership in November 2014.

“The opening of the first HealthSpot stations inside select Rite Aid pharmacies in Ohio is another step in our transformation into retail healthcare company,” said Robert I. Thompson, Rite Aid executive vice president of pharmacy. “This first-of-its-kind model pairs licensed healthcare providers with state-of-the-art technology to deliver a truly unique solution to consumers looking for convenient and quality healthcare. We are excited to be bringing such an innovative concept to market and look forward to introducing our customers to HealthSpot.”

Through proprietary cloud-based telemedicine software, HealthSpot allows users to interact with nationally recognized providers in a private, 40-square foot station using high-definition videoconferencing and interactive medical devices including a stethoscope, an otoscope, a pulse oximeter and a magnascope. Each HealthSpot station is supported by a trained wellness attendant who can help the patient as needed from check-in to check-out.

Customers ages 3 and above can be treated for minor and common health conditions, including cold and flu, rashes and skin conditions, eye conditions, earaches and seasonal allergies. A record of the visit is maintained, ensuring seamless communication and continuity of care. The software platform also interfaces with insurance eligibility, electronic medical records and billing systems.

“Telehealth is a key driver in the revolution of our healthcare delivery system. HealthSpot brings together a set of unique technologies, devices and local healthcare providers to create a one-of-a-kind healthcare experience,” said Steve Cashman, HealthSpot CEO. “We are thrilled to be working with Rite Aid to pilot this new healthcare model as the first retail clinic truly integrated with local health systems to expand access to affordable and convenient healthcare in Ohio.”

In Ohio, customers will be able to connect with a network of medical professionals from Cleveland Clinic, Kettering Health Network and University Hospitals, including pediatric specialists from UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, as part of HealthSpot’s Care Network. The Care Network, a key component in building the infrastructure necessary to offer affordable, quality healthcare in retail, enables clinicians to extend their reach into local communities and serve more patients with expanded hours through HealthSpot stations. Since opening in late May, HealthSpot stations at Rite Aid have served thousands of Rite Aid customers.

To find the nearest Rite Aid with a HealthSpot station and hours of operation, visit www.riteaid.com/HealthSpot. No appointment is necessary and most insurance will be accepted.

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2015 annual revenues of $26.5 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.

HealthSpot® is healthcare, reimagined. A pioneer in connected care, HealthSpot has built a comprehensive healthcare delivery platform that combines cloud-based software with the award-winning HealthSpot station and digital medical devices. HealthSpot’s platform radically transforms today’s healthcare system by enabling the delivery of quality, affordable medical care through a diverse professional care network for patients in efficient, convenient locations like pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, employer and community sites, universities and the home. For more information on HealthSpot, go to www.healthspot.net.

The HealthSpot name and logo are registered marks of HealthSpot Inc. All rights reserved. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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Rite Aid Corporation opens 24 RediClinics inside select Rite Aid pharmacies in the greater Baltimore/Washington D.C and Philadelphia markets

24 RediClinics Now Open in Greater Baltimore/Washington D.C. and Philadelphia Markets

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2015-2-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) announced today that 24 RediClinics are now open inside select Rite Aid pharmacies in the greater Baltimore/Washington D.C and Philadelphia markets. These are the first clinics to open inside Rite Aid pharmacies since Rite Aid acquired Houston-based RediClinic, one of the nation’s leading operators of retail clinics, last April.

Rite Aid President and Chief Operating Officer Ken Martindale, Rite Aid Executive Vice President of Pharmacy Robert Thompson and RediClinic CEO Web Golinkin will officially mark the clinic openings with a ribbon-cutting today at 10:30 a.m. at the Rite Aid pharmacy located at 3599 West Chester Pike in Newtown Square, Pa.

“Today marks an important milestone not only for Rite Aid and RediClinic but for our customers in greater Baltimore/Washington D.C. and Philadelphia too,” said Martindale. “As a community pharmacy, we are on the front lines of community health every day and it’s critical that we provide the types of programs, resources and services needed to help our customers live and stay well. Providing high-quality, convenient and affordable healthcare through an in-store RediClinic is just one example of how we are taking our commitment to the health and wellbeing of our customers to the next level.”

Added Golinkin, “As one of the pioneers in convenient care, RediClinic has provided more than 1.5 million consumers with easy access to high-quality, affordable healthcare since 2005. Now as a part of Rite Aid, we are bringing our services and programs to new customers in new markets, helping Rite Aid take even better care of its customers. We are excited to have opened the first wave of clinics inside select Rite Aid pharmacies in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. and Philadelphia markets, and we look forward to growing with Rite Aid and improving the health and wellbeing of our customers and communities.”

RediClinics in these markets are staffed by board certified nurse practitioners, who are trained and licensed to treat common conditions and provide preventive services, in collaboration with local physicians who are affiliated with leading local healthcare systems. Patients can be treated for more than 30 common medical conditions and RediClinic’s clinicians are able to write prescriptions for these conditions when appropriate.

RediClinics also provide a broad range of preventive services, including screenings, medical tests, immunizations, and basic physical exams; and the company’s innovative and acclaimed Weigh Forward® weight/lifestyle management program is offered at many RediClinics and licensed to other providers.

“RediClinics are a natural extension of the services our customers currently receive from Rite Aid pharmacists and we are pleased to demonstrate this additional layer of healthcare support,” said Thompson. “We believe our customers will really appreciate having this service available to them in a setting they already trust.”

Rite Aid plans to open additional RediClinics inside select Rite Aid pharmacies across greater Seattle later this spring. The Company will also look to open additional clinic locations in Texas where RediClinic is already a leading provider of convenient care services.

Rite Aid Corporation is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2014 annual revenues of $25.5 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.

RediClinic has given consumers easy access to high-quality, affordable healthcare since 1989. The company currently operates 31 clinics inside H-E-B grocery stores in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, Texas, as well as 24 clinics inside select Rite Aid pharmacies in greater Baltimore/Washington D.C. and Philadelphia. Since opening its first in-store clinic in 2005, RediClinic has successfully treated more than 1.5 million patients. In addition to treating common medical conditions and providing preventive care, the company’s acclaimed Weigh Forward® weight/lifestyle management program is offered in the company’s clinics and licensed to other providers. RediClinic is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Rite Aid Corporation. For more information about clinic locations, hours of operation, services and prices, visit www.rediclinic.com.

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