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CHPA issues statement regarding O-T-C measures in COVID-19 legislation

CHPA issues statement regarding O-T-C measures in COVID-19 legislation

WASHINGTON— Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) president and CEO, Scott Melville, issued the following statement upon final passage of the CARES Act, which among its many sections includes provisions to update and modernize the regulatory system overseeing most over-the-counter (O-T-C) medicines and to restore O-T-C

Owen Mumford makes donation of medical supplies for Georgia’s health care system

Owen Mumford makes donation of medical supplies for Georgia’s health care system

MARIETTA, Ga. – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to make an impact on  the country, Owen Mumford is even more grateful to the health care workers who are on the front lines helping those in need of care during this crisis.  The company  is working

NACDS applauds White House decision to approve pharmacist-provided COVID-19 testing

NACDS applauds White House decision to approve pharmacist-provided COVID-19 testing

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS)  welcomed on Wednesday new federal guidance authorizing licensed pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 tests that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized. The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health

Packaged food witnesses an explosion in demand due to COVID-19 outbreak

Packaged food witnesses an explosion in demand due to COVID-19 outbreak

DUBLIN  — ResearchAndMarkets.com has identified Packaged Foods as one of the industries seeing a surge in demand as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. As consumers prepare for weeks of isolation, many are stocking up on packaged foods, and companies like General Mills are increasing

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RETAIL NEWS

Estimated March imports hit five-year low, says NRF

WASHINGTON – New estimates show that imports at major U.S. retail container ports dropped to their lowest level in five years in March, according to the Global Port Tracker report released this week by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. And imports are projected

The Rite Aid Foundation donates $5 million to address COVID-19 panademic

CAMP HILL, Pa. – The Rite Aid Foundation on Tuesday announced a $5 million philanthropic package to support the nation’s healthcare providers and first responders; to support children, families and communities impacted by the outbreak; to address geographic pandemic hotspots; and to support Rite Aid’s own

Walgreens expands drive-thru testing to seven states

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Furthering its commitment to provide greater access to COVID-19 testing and community resources, Walgreens is working to expand drive-thru testing to 15 new sites in seven states, the company announced Tuesday. The states included are Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee and

CVS offers rapid COVID-19 testing in Lowell, Massachusetts

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Building on learnings from the company’s pilot COVID-19 testing site launched in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts in March, CVS Health on Tuesday announced the launch of a new rapid testing site in Lowell, Massachusetts in conjunction with federal and state officials. The site will

Matthew DeCamara named executive director at The Rite Aid Foundation

CAMP HILL, Pa. – The Rite Aid Foundation announced Matthew DeCamara as its new executive director, bringing aboard a proven and motivated philanthropic leader with a deep passion for supporting and empowering children to achieve their full potential. As executive director, DeCamara will lead a

SUPPLIER NEWS

Aurobindo gets FDA approval for fluoxetine tablets

EAST WINDSOR, N.J. – Aurobindo  has received final approval from U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Abbreviated New Drug Application fluoxetine tablets, 10 mg and 20 mg. Aurobindo’s fluoxetine tablets, 10 mg and 20 mg are an AB-rated generic equivalent to the reference listed