AmazonFresh launches new tool to revolutionize shopping list generation
SEATTLE — AmazonFresh recently launched a new tool called the Amazon Dash that allows users to scan items or speak the items aloud as part of a new way to shop for groceries without having to go into the store or shop online.
"Every member of the family can use Dash to easily add items to your AmazonFresh shopping list," AmazonFresh announced. "Keep it on your kitchen counter or hang it on the refrigerator. Did your kids just eat the last of the cereal? Conveniently refill and restock your home’s everyday essentials, and have fun doing it."
A small, stick-like device, the Dash has a built-in microphone that users can use to "voice search" the thousands of items available through Amazon. The Dash connects to the home’s Wi-Fi network and places the item in the virtual shopping cart. "Dash connects to your home Wi-Fi network and works directly with your AmazonFresh account. Say or scan items into your Dash, and then view the list on your desktop or mobile device to purchase and schedule delivery," the company said.
McKesson Specialty Health’s OncologyRx Care Advantage obtains $40 million in patient aid
THE WOODLANDS, Texas — OncologyRx Care Advantage, McKesson Specialty Health’s oral oncology products specialty pharmacy, on Monday announced that they have assisted under-insured patients in obtaining $40 million in financial assistance by helping them access financial assistance programs.
“Without this financial support, most of these patients simply would not be able to obtain the medication they need to continue treatment," said Larry Whisenant, director of Specialty Pharmacy Operations, OncologyRx Care Advantage.
By working directly with various charitable foundations, the Care Advantage patient advocate team has obtained drug co-pay assistance for nearly 9,000 cancer patients over the last seven years. “Care Advantage has a strong focus and commitment to oncology and cancer patients that go beyond dispensing medications,” said John Helfrich, director of business development, OncologyRx Care Advantage. “We want to do everything we can to help patients adhere to their therapy and get the support they need if they can’t afford to pay for their medications on their own.”
Care Advantage Specialty Pharmacy provides patients with convenient home delivery of oral therapies and additional support for the safe use of these oral medications. The pharmacy’s team of specialists — including pharmacists, oncology certified nurses and patient advocates — provides patient support that includes proactive monitoring of compliance; supporting adherence through education, which can help with side effect management; and seeking access for co-pay assistance through various cancer foundations.
Rite Aid begins 20th year of partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
CAMP HILL, Pa. — With its 2014 Miracle Balloon campaign now underway in stores nationwide, Rite Aid begins its 20th year of partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the company announced Monday. Since becoming a partner in 1994, Rite Aid associates have helped raise more than $64 million for the organization.
From now through Saturday, May 24, Rite Aid associates at stores nationwide will invite customers to purchase a $1 paper Miracle Balloon. In appreciation, customers who purchase a Miracle Balloon will receive $9 in coupon offers good for a variety of popular products sold at Rite Aid.
Also during the campaign, Rite Aid associates put their passion, spirit and creativity to work and conduct special fundraisers throughout the year, including golf tournaments, motorcycle rides, beauty pageants and bake sales. Rite Aid’s management team helps raise funds by dedicating a day each summer to washing cars and competing in various activities at the company’s headquarters in Camp Hill, Pa.
“Last year, our company raised a record-breaking $6.8 million for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the communities we serve,” said Ken Martindale, Rite Aid president, COO and president of The Rite Aid Foundation. “Everyone at Rite Aid is extremely proud of our 20 year partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and I look forward to seeing our associates do all that they can to ensure our 20th campaign is one to remember."