MANHASSET, N.Y. — In her 35 years as a pharmacist, Helen Maser has never experienced times as challenging as these — or as rewarding. When the coronavirus began spreading in March 2020, and as it became clear that it was a full-blown pandemic, pharmacists like Maser kicked into high gear and demonstrated why they are
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As more Americans get vaccinated against COVID-19 every day and hope for a restoration of pre-pandemic conditions intensifies, pharmacy operators are thinking about how their stores will fit into the retail landscape as the new normal takes shape. Consumer behavior has changed considerably over the past 12 months, as restrictions on businesses and risk aversion
The chain drug industry has yet to meet Karen Lynch. But that’s about to change — for the better. In an industry that has made its considerable reputation, at least in part, on the strength of its leaders, Lynch is both a logical extension of that reputation and a pleasant surprise for those who have
The Coronavirus has had numerous impacts on the ear care category, from new causes of ear health challenges to different ways the industry can stay connected. Physicians have encountered many cases of patients over the past year who have lost their sense of hearing as a direct link to COVID-19. Tangentially, this commonly also leads
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The importance of retail pharmacy has been thrown into relief by COVID-19, and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is making the most of the present moment by informing members of Congress and other federal officials about policy matters that affect the profession and its ability to care for patients. The pandemic may have
It happens every spring. Once more, without any preamble or prodding, the NACDS Annual Meeting is on the horizon. True, this seminal event, the week that annually brings the chain drug industry together, will be a bit different — and possibly a bit more confusing — this year. For one thing, it’s virtual. For another,
NEW YORK — As the country races to build up enough herd immunity to finally defeat the COVID-19 pandemic, the momentum in distributing the volume of vaccines to meet that goal got a significant boost recently with news that the Food and Drug Administration approved the Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use. Retailers
GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. — Kinney Drugs is teaming with the Association on Aging in New York for a 10-week, 21-county pilot program providing community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for seniors 65 and older. Local state offices for the aging are providing telephone-based assistance for seniors to make appointments for the clinics. To date, vaccination appointments have been
ARLINGTON, Va. — The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) rulemaking that implements a 2016 law allowing for the partial filling of Schedule II controlled substances is a necessary step to help address the opioid abuse epidemic, yet changes are recommended to ensure success, according to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. NACDS submitted comments this
ARLINGTON, Va. — In a recent webinar sponsored by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Wendy Liebmann, chief executive officer and chief shopper at WSL Strategic Retail, discussed how shoppers have been, and are being, transformed by the pandemic and offered insights on how retailers are responding and need to respond to meet the
NEW YORK — With a flicker of light at the end of what has been a very dark and long tunnel, the country can begin returning to normalcy in a few months so long as we keep swinging at and hitting the right targets, according to chief COVID adviser to the White House Dr. Anthony
GLENCOE, Ill. — This is a story about Edwin Levin, an 82-year-old native of Chicago’s northern suburbs. Levin, a registered pharmacist, has spent much of his life behind or in front of various prescription counters, dispensing prescriptions, offering advice and generally doing what the most accomplished people in his profession routinely do: advise and counsel