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LEADING HEADLINES

Merck to acquire Pandion Therapeutics

Merck to acquire Pandion Therapeutics

KENILWORTH, N.J. — Merck and Pandion Therapeutics announced Thursday that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement, under which Merck, through a subsidiary, will acquire Pandion, a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel therapeutics designed to address the unmet needs of patients living with autoimmune

FDA confirms Johnson & Johnson vaccine is safe and effective

FDA confirms Johnson & Johnson vaccine is safe and effective

WASHINGTON — According to published reports, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found the single-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine to be safe and effective. This move paves the way for it to become the third COVID-19 vaccine to be authorised in the

Read the entire print issue of Chain Drug Review

Read the entire print issue of Chain Drug Review

The current print issue of Chain Drug Review can be read digitally, along with archives dating back to 2014. Go to the digital editions page to view the complete issue selection. Full issues can be previewed, and you can subscribe for free at the prompt.

Walgreens to sell Pixel by Labcorp COVID-19 PCR test kits

Walgreens to sell Pixel by Labcorp COVID-19 PCR test kits

DEERFIELD, Ill.  — As part of Walgreens ongoing efforts to increase access to COVID-19 testing in communities across the U.S., the company announced today it has entered into an agreement with Labcorp to sell Pixel by Labcorp COVID-19 PCR Test Home Collection Kits over-the-counter in up

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RETAIL NEWS

CVS Health will administer COVID-19 vaccines in six additional states

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has added Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania to the list of states where select CVS Pharmacy locations will offer COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible populations through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. This follows the successful February 12 rollout in 11 states: California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey,

CVS Pharmacy announces first ever Best of Our Brands product winners

WOONSOCKET, R.I.  —  CVS Pharmacy has released its first ever Best of Our Brands awards results, revealing customers’ favorite exclusive Store Brand products across 13 categories, spanning health and wellness, beauty, and snacks.  Customers voted in a survey to determine product favorites from popular Store

CVS Health invests $114 million in affordable housing

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — To address housing insecurities and promote community health improvement in vulnerable populations, CVS Health invested over $114 million in affordable housing in 2020. The company’s investments over the past year will lead to the construction and rehabilitation of more than 2,800 affordable

SUPPLIER NEWS

Dark & Lovely introduces the Hair Hydrator

NEW YORK — Dark & Lovely introduces the Hair Hydrator a daily, moisturizing hair and scalp mist that is infused with a dream team, the hair-loving Rice Water Complex — with rice water, rice bran oil, and rice protein for hair that is 2x stronger,

Afro Sheen champions black beauty and business with two new initiatives

ATLANTA — A pioneer of the Black hair care community, Afro Sheen continues its commitment to Black excellence in all forms with two brand new initiatives – it’s #IDoWhatIDo campaign and a pitch competition for entrepreneurs. The brand is launching its #IDoWhatIDo digital campaign, created to celebrate the

New mentor program for black hemp farmers announced by Charlotte’s Web

BOULDER, Colo. —  In keeping with its ‘Ten Commitments to Black Lives’ announced in June, 2020, Charlotte’s Web is launching today “Seeding Our Future, Together,” a mentorship program for Black hemp farmers and leaders. Charlotte’s Web is partnering with 40-acre Cooperative, a growing organization with