Hypertension Canada Releases Recommended Device List

Date Aug. 09, 2018

More great news for accurate blood pressure measurement!  Following similar BP device guidelines from the American Heart Association, American Pharmacists Association, American Medical Association, and the US Center for Disease Control, Hypertension Canada has formally announced the launch of its “Recommended Device Program”, which is based on published clinical evidence (not unsubstantiated manufacturer claims).  

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PharmaSmart applauds AHA/AMA initiative creating valid blood pressure device list

Date Aug. 09, 2018

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PharmaSmart Inks Major Healthcare Deal with Schnucks Supermarkets

Date Apr. 23, 2018

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — PharmaSmart International Inc. will roll out health screening kiosks (model PS2000) at Schnuck Markets in-store pharmacies.

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Pharmasmart Applauds Updated Hypertension Guidelines

Date Nov. 27, 2017

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — PharmaSmart International Inc. welcomed new guidelines updating the definition of hypertension and stressing the use of validated devices for measuring blood pressure.
The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology last week announced that high blood pressure is now defined as a systolic reading of 130 mm Hg and higher or a diatolic measure of 80 and higher, compared with the prior level of 140/90.

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Pharmasmart and Chain Drug Review Conclude "Pharmacist Challenge"

Date May. 18, 2017

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Apple Discount Drugs in Salisbury, Md., came out on top in the “Lower My Blood Pressure” challenge launched last year by PharmaSmart International Inc. and Chain Drug Review.

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PharmaSmart® and Coborn’s Supermarkets Ink Major Deal

Date Apr. 24, 2017

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PharmaSmart, McKesson Integration aids Clinical Services

Date Feb. 27, 2017

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — PharmaSmart International Inc. has teamed up with McKesson Pharmacy Systems on an integrated solution for outcomes-based patient management.

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PharmaSmart Applauds CDC Guide on Blood Pressure Kiosks

Date Feb. 07, 2017

PharmaSmart International reports that its blood pressure kiosks are in line with a recently released Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) resource guide for pharmacists.

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Health Database Surpasses 50 Million Screenings

Date Nov. 15, 2016

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — PharmaSmart International Inc., a leading manufacturer of validated health screening kiosks
and digital health services, has announced that its DataSmart Health Database now houses results from over 50
million individual biometric screening sessions. Over 2 million of those results are attributable to patients enrolled in
PharmaSmart’s patented, integrated biometric tracking program, which populates patient biometric data, including
blood pressure results, into leading pharmacy software and supports advanced clinical services and interventions at
the pharmacy point of care.

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Giant Eagle to Deploy Pharmasmart Kiosks

Date Aug. 15, 2016

ROCHESTER, N.Y . — Giant Eagle is deploying PharmaSmart blood pressure kiosks at its 217 supermarkets and in-store pharmacies. PharmaSmart International Inc. said the rollout includes the food and drug retailer’s Giant Eagle, Market District and Market District Express stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia.

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Hypertension Leaders Call for Stronger Blood Pressure Kiosk and Home Device Regulations

Date Feb. 24, 2016

Twenty-one worldwide hypertension organizations have issued a consensus statement calling for improved regulation of consumer blood pressure devices, and pressed the private healthcare sector to carefully assess the devices they offer to patients.   CEOs from the World Hypertension League and PharmaSmart® International applauded the announcement, citing its important implications for patient care and pharmacy-based clinical services.   

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PharmaSmart, CDR launch ‘Pharmacist Challenge’

Date Feb. 02, 2016

NEW YORK — PharmaSmart International Inc. and Chain Drug Review have launched a partnership designed to help pharmacy patients lower their blood pressure.

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Community Pharmacy Pilot Improves Blood Pressure Outcomes

Date Dec. 14, 2015

Community pharmacy pilot program improves blood pressure outcomes

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PharmaSmart Teams Up with Chain Drug Review

Date Sep. 02, 2015

NEW YORK — PharmaSmart International Inc. and Chain Drug Review have teamed up to help pharmacists help
their patients lower their blood pressure.

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American Society of Hypertension Acknowledges PharmaSmart®

Date Jun. 25, 2015

American Society of Hypertension Guide on Blood Pressure Kiosks Acknowledges PharmaSmart® for its “Unique” Cuff and Published Clinical Evidence.

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Teams Up with CDC Million Hearts Initiative

Date Apr. 17, 2015

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A company that makes health kiosks has joined a campaign to promote blood pressure management among patients with hypertension.

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PharmaSmart BP kiosks to roll out at Brookshire pharmacies

Date Mar. 18, 2015

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — PharmaSmart International Inc. plans to deploy its Blood Pressure Kiosk and cloud-based Health IT platform at Brookshire Grocery Co. pharmacies.

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PharmaSmart comparable to gold standard ambulatory measurement

Date Jan. 07, 2015

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A peer-reviewed clinical study recently published Nov. 19, 2014 in the Journal of the American Society of Hypertension has concluded that routine blood pressure testing on PharmaSmart kiosks “closely approximates” daytime ambulatory blood pressure measurement. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is considered the clinical gold standard for the diagnosis and management of hypertension. According to the study authors, the findings “support the use” of PharmaSmart in the assessment of hypertension.

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JASH Press Release PharmaSmart BP kiosk receives expert endorsement

Date Oct. 10, 2014

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – PharmaSmart health screening stations have been recognized by national experts as the only kiosks that “can be recommended by physicians for their patients” following a Food and Drug Administration consumer update on blood pressure kiosk accuracy.

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PharmaSmart unveils next-gen biometric kiosk after retail pilot

Date Sep. 04, 2014

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — PharmaSmart International Inc. has introduced its next-generation biometric kiosk, the Model PS2000 Destination, following a pilot at Mariano’s, a Chicago-area food and drug chain.

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PharmaSmart, Sav-Mor/Sav-On enter kiosk- supply deal

Date Dec. 13, 2013

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — PharmaSmart International has signed a deal with Sav-Mor/Sav-On Pharmacies to supply its kiosks in the Michigan-based retail pharmacy network’s stores, PharmaSmart said Friday.

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PharmaSmart kiosks to integrate with PDX

Date Nov. 08, 2013

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – PharmaSmart International Inc. has entered an agreement with PDX Inc. in which PharmaSmart health screening kiosks will be integrated with the PDX Enterprise Pharmacy System and patient clinical data stored in PDX’s Rx.com Enterprise Pharmacy Record.

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Rexall, PharmaSmart in MTM joint venture

Date Oct. 14, 2013

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – Rexall Pharma Plus is partnering with Rochester, N.Y.-based PharmaSmart International Inc. on medication therapy management.The alliance integrates PharmaSmart interoperable biometric screening technology with Rexall’s dispensing system. The integration triggers timely patient interventions and counseling sessions, and increases MTM for hypertensive patients.

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Biometric integration yields benefits at Astrup Drug

Date Sep. 27, 2013

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Pharmacists at Astrup Drug Inc. are more in tune with their patients’ health since integrating PharmaSmart biometric screening technology with the regional drug chain’s Rx30 pharmacy system.

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PharmaSmart Smart Card meets NCPDP standard

Date Jul. 10, 2013

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Blood pressure screening kiosk maker PharmaSmart International Inc. said its Smart Card product now conforms to the Billing Unit Standard (BUS) of the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP).

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PharmaSmart deploys kiosks in all Kinney Drugs stores

Date May. 01, 2013

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — PharmaSmart International’s blood-pressure screening program is in use in all the stores of a regional retail pharmacy chain in the Northeast.

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PharmaSmart kiosks validated in two independent studies, new clinical integration announced

Date Mar. 11, 2013

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — PharmaSmart International’s comprehensive blood pressure program has recently been validated in two new, independent scientific studies, the company announced today. The company also announced a partnership with Rx-30 Pharmacy System that offers an automated clinical integration of validated PharmaSmart biometrics within the patient record.

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Bartell Drugs Partnership

Date Feb. 11, 2013

Chain says it is first in Pacific Northwest to deploy new kiosks from Rochester, N.Y. – based company. 

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PharmaSmart, Microlife partner to provide integrated screening system

Date Sep. 17, 2012

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — PharmaSmart International and Microlife will offer an integrated assessment of cardiovascular health risk factors to healthcare providers under a new partnership between the companies.

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PharmaSmart names COO, hires former Safeway Rx exec

Date May. 10, 2012

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – PharmaSmart International Inc. has promoted Ashton Maaraba to chief operations officer, a newly created position.

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PharmaSmart BP platform gets pharmacists engaged

Date Sep. 20, 2011

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – PharmaSmart International Inc. has devised a Total Blood Pressure Management platform that the company said elevates the role of pharmacists in medication therapy management (MTM) and chronic disease management (CDM).

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PharmaSmart highlights diagnostic tech advances

Date Feb. 02, 2011

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – PharmaSmart International has unveiled new advances in its blood pressure diagnostic and health IT platforms that it said can help pharmacists expand their role as health care providers.

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PharmaSmart execs join Wegmans pharmacy council

Date May. 27, 2010

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Executives from PharmaSmart International have joined the Wegmans School of Pharmacy Advisory Council.

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PharmaSmart & AstraZeneca Canada Enter into Strategic Partnership

Date Dec. 29, 2009

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – PharmaSmart International Inc. has teamed up with AstraZeneca Canada to deliver tools and programs to pharmacists, doctors and patients for the improved management of hypertension.

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PharmaSmart International integrates patient hypertension tracking portal

Date Jun. 09, 2009

NEW YORK A company that designs and markets blood pressure monitors has integrated with an online health information storage service.

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