CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid further expanded its COVID-19 testing capabilities with five additional drive-through locations opening Monday, June 22, 2020, through its partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Like Rite Aid’s existing testing sites, the new locations will utilize self-swab nasal tests overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists, and
DEERFIELD, Ill.– Walgreens announced on Monday the company is resuming immunization services with additional safety measures in place for pharmacy team members and patients. The changes follow recently updated U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and come ahead of flu season, which health officials warn may coincide with a second wave of COVID-19.
ATLANTA — In order to get in front of the conronavirus (COVID-19), the CDC has issued guidance for businesses to plan for and respond to COVID-19 and recommends that they implement the following strategies immediately: Actively encourage sick employees to stay home: Employees who have symptoms of acute respiratory illness are recommended to stay home and
NEW YORK — CVS Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Bayer Consumer Health + BrightGuard were the big winners Tuesday evening at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) Educational Foundation at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan. The CHPA’s annual gala celebrates the foundation’s mission of happier, healthier lives through responsible self-care and
NEW YORK — Drug makers and health care professionals are gearing up for the 2018-2019 flu season, with much of the initial activity focused on raising vaccination rates. While anyone can get the flu, it can be particularly serious for young children, older people, pregnant women and people with certain health conditions, such as asthma,
NEW YORK — By all accounts, opioid abuse in the U.S. has reached epidemic proportions. President Trump has declared the problem a “national health emergency,” with the White House stating the situation is likely to get worse before it gets better — a view shared by most, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — PharmaSmart International reports that its blood pressure kiosks are in line with a recently released Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) resource guide for pharmacists. PharmaSmart said Monday that the CDC guide, titled “Using the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process to Manage High Blood Pressure: A Resource Guide for Pharmacists,” urges pharmacists
NEW YORK — Reports from pharmacy retailers indicate that flu activity has been on the rise. Supercenter chain Meijer Inc. said Monday that purchases of over-the-counter cold and flu remedies at its stores have climbed 30% in recent weeks. The sales increase, according to Meijer pharmacists, suggests a troubling trend: Many consumers may have passed
MIAMI — The Zika virus is more prevalent than Florida health officials have reported, and pregnant women should consider postponing travel to Miami-Dade County, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said last month. Because of the local spread of the virus, the CDC also reinforced recommendations for measures to prevent exposure to Zika.
ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation is launching a radio and digital education initiative in Puerto Rico to address rising concerns over the Zika virus. Plans call for the NACDS Foundation to begin airing radio messages on May 9 to urge women to seek advice from doctors and pharmacists about
ATLANTA — Nearly a third of antibiotics prescribed in the United States aren’t necessary, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC study, done in collaboration with Pew Charitable Trusts and other public health and medical experts, examined antibiotic use in doctors’ offices and emergency departments nationwide and
WASHINGTON — The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has voiced its support of final guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that aim to help prescribers improve the care and safety of patients being treated for chronic pain. APhA said late Tuesday that the CDC recommendations are directed at primary care clinicians who prescribe
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help prevent the spread of the Zika virus in Puerto Rico. The drug chain said Monday that all 120 of its drug stores in Puerto Rico will allocate space to provide information on CDC-recommended steps to avoid contracting the
Widespread media reports that this season’s flu vaccine is less effective have raised concerns among retail pharmacies, who think consumers may be discouraged about getting a flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) followed a Dec. 3 health advisory that this season’s flu vaccines could be less effective with another advisory on Jan.