Rx Response moves to alert status in response to Ebola, provides resources to retail pharmacy
- An Ebola Resources webpage;
- Guidelines for pharmacists;
- Guidelines for independent and small chain pharmacy owners; and
- A new blog, “What can be done across the health care community to best respond to infectious diseases like Ebola?”
Bartell Drugs to open new Ballard store
SEATTLE — Regional pharmacy retailer Bartell Drugs plans to open a new store in 2016 at Ballard Commons, a mixed-use development planned for the site currently occupied by the Bartell Drugs store at 5605 22nd Ave N.W.
The new store will mark the sixth Bartells location in Ballard since 1911.
The new 14,000-square-foot location will be the major retail anchor at Ballard Commons and will include underground parking for Bartell Drugs customers. Earlier this year, Seattle-based Bartell Drugs opened a full-service “next generation” store at 1500 N.W. Market Street, introducing new services, product offerings and customer convenience features.
Upon closure of the store at 22nd Ave N.W., in January 2015, Bartell Drugs will continue to serve customers at the recently opened Bartell’s location at 15th and Market.
“This is another milestone in our longtime commitment to Ballard. During construction of the new store, we look forward to serving customers at our Market Street location,” stated George D. Bartell, chairman and CEO.
Ballard Commons, a development by Seattle-based Henbart, is a mixed-use development with two contemporary, companion buildings featuring 80 apartments, four townhomes that front Ballard Commons Park, loft-style office space and retail with Bartell Drugs as the anchor tenant. Ballard Commons is designed to include courtyard areas and landscaped grounds, giving it a “campus-like” feel.
Founded in Seattle in 1890, Bartell Drugs operates 63 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties and is the nation's oldest family-owned drug store chain.
Bartell Drugs joins Cigna-HealthSpring’s pharmacy network
SEATTLE — Cigna-HealthSpring Rx, a national Part D plan, has announced that Bartell Drugs’ will be part of its 2015 pharmacy network, accounting for 63 of Cigna-HealthSpring’s 62,000 network pharmacies.
In addition, Bartell Drugs has a preferred cost-share arrangement with Cigna-HealthSpring Rx, which means generally lower costs for Medicare Part D customers with savings on co-pays and co-insurance. The lower costs will provide Part D customers a co-pay savings that will range from $3 to $10 per script.
Enrollment for Medicare beneficiaries began Oct. 15 and will run through Dec. 7.