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Judge grants stay in case against pharmacy DIR fees

Judge grants stay in case against pharmacy DIR fees

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  – The National Community Pharmacists Association and the American Pharmacists Association today issued the following statement in response to a decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to grant a stay the case, NCPA v. Becerra, which challenges the legality of retroactive pharmacy price concessions, also known as pharmacy direct

NACDS advises consumers on O-T-C COVID tests at retail pharmacies

NACDS advises consumers on O-T-C COVID tests at retail pharmacies

Arlington, Va.– National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) President & CEO Steven C. Anderson issued the following statement today to advise Americans in advance of the federal government’s rollout of an effort to enhance the availability of over-the-counter COVID-19 tests: “Since the earliest days of the pandemic, pharmacies and pharmacy teams have worked with dedication, experience

AllianceRx Walgreens Prime earns URAC re-accreditation for specialty pharmacy

AllianceRx Walgreens Prime earns URAC re-accreditation for specialty pharmacy

ORLANDO, Fla. – AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, one of the country’s largest specialty and home delivery pharmacies, has received reaccreditation from URAC for its specialty pharmacy services. URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, certification, and measurement. “Last summer, our home delivery pharmacies received re-accreditation from URAC, and I’m proud to announce our specialty

PLMA announces Salute to Excellence award winners

PLMA announces Salute to Excellence award winners

NEW YORK  — Compostable birch cutlery, artisanal Italian soda and aromatherapy shower spray are among the winners of a 2021 Salute to Excellence award from the Private Label Manufacturers Association. Announced Friday, the award winners were chosen from over 770 recently introduced food, beverage, kitchen, household and health & beauty care product submissions by 52

Cardinal Health: The path forward for health care

Cardinal Health: The path forward for health care

DUBLIN, Ohio — The incredible daily pressures facing the health care industry – from surges in patient volume to near-constant pandemic-related supply chain disruption to health care workers with serious burnout – need innovative solutions that harness the power of technology. Innovations can give visibility into the supply chain, create efficiencies and eliminate some manual tasks,

NRF: Holiday sales grew 14.1% to record $886.7 billion

NRF: Holiday sales grew 14.1% to record $886.7 billion

WASHINGTON – Retail sales during 2021’s November-December holiday season grew 14.1 % over 2020 to $886.7 billion, easily beating the National Retail Federation’s forecast and setting a new record despite challenges from inflation, supply chain disruptions and the ongoing pandemic, NRF said Friday. The number includes online and other non-store sales, which were up 11.3%

Members of retail theft organization face charges in Oklahoma

Members of retail theft organization face charges in Oklahoma

TULSA, Oak. — Members of a large-scale theft ring have been charged in Tulsa County District Court by Federal and State prosecutors for their roles in an organization whose operations crossed state lines and caused more than $10 million in losses to retailers, announced U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson and Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor. This

NRF praises Supreme Court decision on vaccine mandates

NRF praises Supreme Court decision on vaccine mandates

WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation lauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to block the Biden administration’s rule that would have imposed COVID-19 vaccine-or-test requirements for employees at most large companies. By a 6-3 vote, the Justices reimposed a stay of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s COVID-19 employer-based vaccination and testing Emergency Temporary Standard, blocking

Biden to double free COVID tests, add masks to fight omicron

Biden to double free COVID tests, add masks to fight omicron

WASHINGTON  — President Biden announced Thursday that the government will double to 1 billion the rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests to be distributed free to Americans, along with “high-quality masks,” as he highlighted his efforts to “surge” resources to help the country weather the spike in coronavirus cases. Biden also announced that starting next week 1,000

GNC teams with military-developed performance beverage, Echelon

GNC teams with military-developed performance beverage, Echelon

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – GNC announced on Thursday that it has partnered with Echelon, a new military-developed performance beverage from the team behind _USA (Bravo Sierra), for an exclusive nationwide launch. Echelon is now available online at GNC.com and at all GNC stores nationwide. Co-founded by Justin Guilbert, co-founder of coconut water company Harmless Harvest, and

CVS Health names Mario Rivera SVP of Supply Chain

CVS Health names Mario Rivera SVP of Supply Chain

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Mario Rivera has joined CVS Health as senior vice president of Supply Chain, reporting to Michelle Peluso, executive vice president and chief customer officer, CVS Health and co-president, Retail. He will be responsible for their supply logistics, distribution, inventory, omnichannel and engineering, as CVS Health looks to transform its supply chain operations

Hy-Vee expands e-commerce offerings

Hy-Vee expands e-commerce offerings

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee, Inc. has launched its newest ship-to-home e-commerce site, WholeLotta Good. WholeLotta Good offers customers a full range of dietitian-approved health and specialty products that can be purchased online and shipped directly to homes across the U.S. Shoppers can find a wide variety of products including grocery items, vitamins and

Kroger Health named 2022 APhA Immunization Champion Award winner

Kroger Health named 2022 APhA Immunization Champion Award winner

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health has won the 2022 American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Immunization Champion Award. The award honors individuals and organizations making extraordinary contributions toward improved vaccination rates within their communities. The APhA Immunization Champion Award recognizes Kroger Health as being an organization that continuously advances the role of pharmacists as valued immunization administrators. It

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