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New York allows pharmacies to give children flu shots

New York allows pharmacies to give children flu shots

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

N.Y. governor clamps down on drug pricing

N.Y. governor clamps down on drug pricing

(*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

Retailers to feel impact of minimum wage hikes

Retailers to feel impact of minimum wage hikes

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

More immunization authority for N.Y. pharmacists

More immunization authority for N.Y. pharmacists

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