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NACDS praises Maine Law broadening patients’ access to quality and affordable pharmacist-provided care

NACDS praises Maine Law broadening patients’ access to quality and affordable pharmacist-provided care

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS has applauded the enactment of Legislative Document (LD) 603 — critical legislation that will help enhance patients’ access to convenient and affordable pharmacy-based care by recognizing pharmacists as providers of health care services in the state of Maine. The measure was signed into law by Maine Governor Janet Mills (D) on

PEOPLE “Locks Arms” with CVS Health and Walmart for immunization initiative

PEOPLE “Locks Arms” with CVS Health and Walmart for immunization initiative

NEW YORK — Meredith Corporation’s PEOPLE is “locking arms” with CVS Health and Walmart in a promotional initiative, “PEOPLE United to End the Pandemic,” which helps consumers navigate the process of finding convenient locations nationwide to get immunized. As the country continues to move forward more than one year since the pandemic began, PEOPLE’s partnership kicks

CHPA issues statement regarding announcement of Patrizia Cavazzoni as FDA’s new CDER director

CHPA issues statement regarding announcement of Patrizia Cavazzoni as FDA’s new CDER director

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) issued the following statement from Scott Melville, president and CEO, in response to the announcement that Patrizia Cavazzoni will succeed Janet Woodcock as the permanent director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research: “CHPA congratulates Patrizia Cavazzoni on her recent

COVID-19 vaccines now available at all Hy-Vee pharmacy locations

COVID-19 vaccines now available at all Hy-Vee pharmacy locations

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  — Hy-Vee, Inc. announced Wednesday that COVID-19 vaccine is now available at all of the company’s more than 270 Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations across its eight-state  region. This week, Hy-Vee began vaccinating in its eighth state, Wisconsin, through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. Prior to expanding into Wisconsin, Hy-Vee was already a

Meijer prepares to provide extensive on-site support for mass vaccine clinics

Meijer prepares to provide extensive on-site support for mass vaccine clinics

RAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer has registered 110,000 people for the Ford Field mass vaccination clinic through the company’s online registration system and the State of Michigan hotline since registration went live last Monday. The retailer opened its online registration process just after 4 p.m. on March 15 and registered more than 40,000 people in the first 24 hours.

Walgreens launches HIV prevention initiative

Walgreens launches HIV prevention initiative

DEERFIELD, Ill. — While rates of HIV in the U.S. have decreased, the epidemic is far from over. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have faced barriers to HIV testing, prevention and treatment. Recognizing that everyone can be part of the solution, Walgreens and its partners have come together to increase awareness about HIV, including

Bausch + Lomb launches Alaway Preservative Free antihistamine eye drops

Bausch + Lomb launches Alaway Preservative Free antihistamine eye drops

BRIDGEWATER, N.J.— Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health business, today announced the U.S. launch of Alaway Preservative Free (ketotifen fumarate ophthalmic solution 0.035%) antihistamine eye drops, the first and only over-the-counter (OTC) preservative-free antihistamine eye itch relief drop approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. “As we head into Spring, millions of

L’Oréal USA partners with NAACP to launch beauty fund

L’Oréal USA partners with NAACP to launch beauty fund

NEW YORK — L’Oréal USA is creating the Inclusive Beauty Fund, a new grant program presented in partnership with the NAACP, the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation. Through this inaugural round of funding, L’Oréal USA will award 30 one-time grants of $10,000 each to Black-owned small businesses, Black entrepreneurs and professional services in all sectors of the U.S. beauty

HDA’s Chip Davis: Distributors are “answering the call” in response to COVID-19

HDA’s Chip Davis: Distributors are “answering the call” in response to COVID-19

ARLINGTON, Va. — During one of the most ambitious immunization campaigns in our history, HDA president and CEO Chip Davis reinforced the distribution industry’s commitment to “answering the call” when assisting the federal, state and local governments as part of a nationwide vaccination push. Today, Davis joined several other leading industry and public health experts

Mara Sirhal named SVP and GM at Harmon

Mara Sirhal named SVP and GM at Harmon

UNION, N.J. — Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has named Mara Sirhal senior vice president and general manager for Harmon Health and Beauty Stores. Sirhal will report to Joe Hartsig, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer at Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and president of its Harmon Health and Beauty Stores unit. In her

NACDS issues statement on President-elect Biden’s COVID-19 plan

NACDS issues statement on President-elect Biden’s COVID-19 plan

ARLINGTON, Va.— NACDS president and CEO Steven Anderson issued the following statement following President-elect Joe Biden’s remarks today about his administration’s plans related to the COVID-19 pandemic: “Pharmacies and pharmacy teams are ‘all in’ to help all Americans overcome this pandemic and get back to what we need and what we love. It remains our top priority

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