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PharmaSmart introduces next generation biometric kiosk

BY Michael Johnsen

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — PharmaSmart on Wednesday announced the debut of its next generation biometric kiosk, the Model PS2000 (D)estination, which recently completed a pilot inside Mariano’s, a grocer with 26 stores located in the Chicagoland Metro area. 
 
“PharmaSmart has impressed us in recent years with important innovations in clinical accuracy and Health IT," said George Kowalski, VP pharmacy for Roundy's Supermarkets, parent company of Mariano's. "Because of their track record, we elected to pilot the new PharmaSmart PS2000 (D)estination kiosk inside one of our newest locations," he said. “We see the PharmaSmart kiosk as a unique opportunity for Mariano’s Pharmacists to incorporate validated biometric screening into our workflow as it can positively influence a patient’s therapeutic outcome. This opens up important new clinical opportunities for revenue and empowers our pharmacists to go beyond conventional practice scenarios.”
 
The new kiosk targets hypertension, obesity and diabetes. The device accurately measures left and right arm blood pressure, weight/BMI and is equipped with the option to upload patient glucose data. Patients receive a printed ticket that displays blood pressure, blood sugar and BMI results all in less than three minutes. Patient data also is uploaded to a HIPAA/PIPEDA compliant cloud-server where the data is made available to partner clinical systems, including major pharmacy software systems, physician EMR systems, PHR’s and consumer mobile devices. The kiosk incorporates an interactive multi-media platform, compatibility to loyalty cards, couponing and offers virtual education on hypertension, diabetes and obesity.
 
"Every interaction patients have with a clinically qualified kiosk is an opportunity to drive clinical services," said Ashton Maaraba, PharmaSmart's COO. "To convert this opportunity pharmacies need an easy-to-use, reliable kiosk supported by clinically validated, peer-0reviewed science. The entire process must be integrated into pharmacist workflow. Our product manufacturing, Health IT and PS DataSmart data mining platform is earning the support of payers, providers and big pharma."
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SC Johnson announces voluntary recall of insect repellent product

BY DSN STAFF

RACINE, Wis. — SC Johnson last week announced a voluntary recall of its Off! Botanicals Insect Repellent in a clear plastic bottle, which was manufactured between December 2011 and April 2014.

The recall is due to a packaging issue that could impact some containers of the insect repellent, the company stated. The issue doesn't affect proper use of the product, but it could allow the sprayer of the product to be removed from the bottle more easily than intended. In the event that a consumer could remove the sprayer from the bottle and drink the contents, the liquid could be harmful if swallowed.

The company said it received no reports that consumers have removed the sprayer or of any injuries. But because the packaging doesn't meet SC Johnson's high standards, a product recall was initiated.

Consumers will be given eithera face-value product coupon or a refund. The recall applies only to Off! Botanicals Insect Repellent I (4-oz. spritz bottle) and not to Off! Botanicals Lotion, Off! Botanicals Towelettes or any other Off! product.

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Sam’s Club to provide free diabetes screening

BY Michael Johnsen

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — To help encourage early detection of diabetes in communities around the United States, Sam’s Club Pharmacy will host free diabetes screenings to both members and non-members on Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, the retailer announced Wednesday.
 
The diabetes screenings are free, confidential and available to the public at all Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy (599 locations). The screenings, valued at $250, include tests for:
 
  • A1C blood test;
  • Glucose;
  • Total cholesterol;
  • HDL (good cholesterol);
  • Risk ratio (relationship between total cholesterol and HDL cholesterol);
  • Blood pressure;
  • Body fat percentage; and
  • Vision.
“There is clearly a need to offer people an easy and accessible way to detect diabetes early on,” said Jill Turner-Mitchael, SVP Sam’s Club health and wellness. “We are committed to offering solutions like this screening as a way to encourage people to take control of their health and to learn information that can be very valuable in getting them to their long-term health goals.”
 
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