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CVS expands same-day delivery, tests robotic service

CVS expands same-day delivery, tests robotic service

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy has launched a new partnership with DoorDash that will offer consumers the opportunity to have over-the-counter medications, grocery products and other items delivered to their front door as part of same-day delivery services. These expanded delivery services are intended to allow customers to continue shopping while staying safely at home

Ashton Maaraba named president of Bonum Health

Ashton Maaraba named president of Bonum Health

TAMPA — Trxade Group, Inc., an integrated drug procurement, delivery and healthcare platform, has announced that Ashton Maaraba is joining the Company as President of Bonum Health, Trxade Group’s telemedicine practice. Maaraba joins Trxade Group with over 20 years of experience in developing and directing strategic national sales, marketing, and operating initiatives in ever-changing, dynamic

PLMA president Brian Sharoff dies

PLMA president Brian Sharoff dies

NEW YORK – Private Label Manufacturers Association president Brian Sharoff died on Saturday after a brief illness, according to Tim Simmons, the trade group’s vice president of communications. Sharoff was named president of PLMA in 1981, shortly after the association was founded. During his tenure the PLMA’s membership grew from two hundred manufacturers, suppliers, and

Health Mart teams up to enable drive-through testing

Health Mart teams up to enable drive-through testing

FORT WORTH, Texas — U.S.-based healthcare technology company eTrueNorth is enabling new drive-through COVID-19 testing sites that are opening daily in partnership with a growing list of national pharmacy chains that include Walmart, The Kroger Co., and McKesson’s Health Mart. Work to begin this public-private partnership began on March 13 and includes funding by the

Retail sales plummet amid pandemic

Retail sales plummet amid pandemic

WASHINGTON — Total retail sales fell dramatically in March as the coronavirus pandemic forced restaurants, bars and many stores to temporarily close across the nation. But sales soared at grocery stores and were up at other retailers deemed “essential” as well, offsetting some of the decline. Sales at health and personal care stores, which include

Fashion advocate launches the Mask Project

Fashion advocate launches the Mask Project

NEW YORK — Sustainable fashion advocate Shannon Lohr has launched the Mask Project, an effort to mobilize companies, including apparel and textile manufacturers, to help mitigate the shortage of medical masks for health care workers. The Mask Project connects manufacturers to hospitals in need. The manufacturers create 100% cotton masks for non-COVID patient care, thereby

Coronavirus will slow down global drug development, says new survey

Coronavirus will slow down global drug development, says new survey

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — New drugs need to be tested in clinical trials to be approved. However, a recent survey from Clinical Research IO shows that investigators conducting clinical trials on a wide range of diseases are experiencing significant interruptions in their trials due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. 24% of investigators reported that they have

2020 NACDS Annual Meeting will not be held

2020 NACDS Annual Meeting will not be held

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced Monday that the 2020 Annual Meeting will not be held, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is the statement from NACDS president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson: An unwavering member focus defines NACDS and the NACDS Annual Meeting. As the COVID-19 situation evolved

Chains do their part to ease coronavirus worries

Chains do their part to ease coronavirus worries

NEW YORK — National and regional pharmacy chains were doing what they could to ease the coronavirus fears of shoppers and employees as the contagion spread. Seattle-based Bartell Drugs shipped more over-the-counter products to stores early this month after experiencing high demand due to concerns related to COVID-19. Bartell’s has two stores in the suburb

Virus straining retail supply chain

Virus straining retail supply chain

NEW YORK — With more than 90,000 people across the globe infected with coronavirus, including here in the U.S., public health officials are now operating in “uncharted territory,” says the head of the World Health Organization. The latest figures show that deaths from the virus have occurred outside of mainland China, where the virus originated,

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