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Retail should get behind vaccine mandate

Retail should get behind vaccine mandate

Like many other policies intended to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Biden administration’s emergency temporary standard (ETS), which requires companies with 100 or more employees to ensure that members of their workforce are immunized or undergo weekly testing, has become a flashpoint. In addition to expected resistance from many Republicans, some business groups, including

Biden vaccine mandate raises questions

Biden vaccine mandate raises questions

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Biden administration’s announcement of vaccine mandates for businesses raises serious questions for retailers and supplier companies, two trade associations said on Friday. “The announcement yesterday by President Biden of an employer mandate on vaccinations and testing for employees, including fines and penalties for businesses that fail to comply, raises a tremendous

Independent pharmacy reacts to Biden COVID-19 plan

Independent pharmacy reacts to Biden COVID-19 plan

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association issued the following statement today on behalf of CEO B. Douglas Hoey in response to President Biden’s “Path out of the Pandemic” plan: “Community pharmacy has been on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. Local pharmacies have administered tens of

President Biden unveils new plan to combat COVID-19

President Biden unveils new plan to combat COVID-19

WASHINGTON — President Biden today unveiled an new six-part plan to combat COVID-19 as the highly transmissible Delta variant spreads and some 80 million eligible Americans remain unvaccinated. “We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin,” he said in a speech from the White House, making clear that he blamed the unvaccinated for the

Biden administration advises booster shot for most Americans

Biden administration advises booster shot for most Americans

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced that Americans who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should receive a booster shot to ensure continued protection, according published reports. The plan, which is still being developed, would involve administering third shots beginning in mid- to late September, one source added, pending authorization from the US Food and

Reining in big business has its pitfalls

Reining in big business has its pitfalls

President Biden last month signed an executive order intended to limit the clout of big business and enhance competitive prospects for small and mid-sized companies. The sweeping document — which includes 72 specific elements, among them provisions instructing the Food and Drug Administration to clear the way for prescription drug imports from Canada (a very

White House: COVID-19 vaccine doses to pharmacies doubling

White House: COVID-19 vaccine doses to pharmacies doubling

WASHINGTON — According to published reports, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday that the Biden administration will be increasing weekly shipments of COVID-19 vaccine doses to states, sending out 13.5 million this week, and doubling the amount going to retail pharmacies. As of last week, the administration was shipping out 11 million doses

Video Forum: Steve Anderson, NACDS

Video Forum: Steve Anderson, NACDS

  With the Biden administration and the 117th Congress in place, we asked Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, to share his thoughts about the current state of the nation’s government and politics, and what it means for retail pharmacy. Implications of last month’s riot on

NCPA issue statement on Initial Launch of Federal Retail Pharmacy Program

NCPA issue statement on Initial Launch of Federal Retail Pharmacy Program

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association released the following statement from CEO B. Douglas Hoey, in response to the Biden administration’s plans to ship coronavirus vaccine doses directly to select pharmacies across the country: “When independent pharmacies have access to the vaccine, they are able to quickly get the coronavirus shots in patients’ arms.

NACDS welcomes Biden Administration’s activation of federal program for COVID-19 vaccinations in pharmacies

NACDS welcomes Biden Administration’s activation of federal program for COVID-19 vaccinations in pharmacies

ARLINGTON, Va. – National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) President and CEO Steven Anderson issued the following statement following the Biden Administration’s launch today of the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Program, as described by White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients: “Today’s announcement is another crucial step forward to helping Americans get back to all