ALBANY, N.Y. – The Community Pharmacy Association of New York State and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) are hailing a new law that will ensure pharmacists can provide to New Yorkers the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) on June 17 signed into law legislation (S.
NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a new partnership with drugstore giant CVS Health to help double capacity to test for the Coronavirus strain Covid-19 in the state. In a briefing Sunday, Cuomo said the state of New York has doubled testing capacity to reach 40,000 diagnostic tests per day as more
ALBANY, N.Y. — In response to a spike in flu cases, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued an executive order enabling pharmacists to administer flu shots to children. Cuomo announced yesterday that children ages 2 to 18 can now receive a flu vaccination at pharmacies in the state. He said the order increased access
(*Note: Go to 42:05 of video for Cuomo’s discussion of prescription drug costs.) ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a three-pronged plan to check soaring prescription drug prices, which he called a “tremendous problem” for the state and its residents. In his 2017 State of the State address on Wednesday, Cuomo proposed
NEW YORK — Within hours of each other, the governors of California and New York recently signed bills that will eventually raise the minimum wage in their states to $15. The moves have intensified debate over the possible implications for the retail industry, which relies heavily on workers with low skills who typically receive comparatively
A lot of the talk concerning New York state these days centers on the expansion of the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour, as recommended by a panel appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. But another expansion in New York involves pharmacists: the ability to provide immunizations. Earlier this month, Cuomo signed into