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CDC intros new mask guidelines for fully vaccinated Americans

CDC intros new mask guidelines for fully vaccinated Americans

WASHINGTON— The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) unveiled on Tuesday updated guidelines detailing activities that vaccinated people can safely resume, including attending small outdoor gatherings without the need to wear a mask. The new “interim public health recommendations” detail a variety of situations in which individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19

FDA and CDC lift recommended pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccine

FDA and CDC lift recommended pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccine

WASHINGTON — Following a thorough safety review, including two meetings of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have determined that the recommended pause regarding the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine in the U.S. should be

FDA and CDC call for pause of J&J vaccine over blood clot cases

FDA and CDC call for pause of J&J vaccine over blood clot cases

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday both the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  are recommending a “pause” in the administration of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine to review blood clot cases. The agencies announced in a statement that the CDC will convene a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

Cardinal Health partners with CDC to support vaccine access for pharmacies

Cardinal Health partners with CDC to support vaccine access for pharmacies

DUBLIN, Ohio — Cardinal Health has reached an agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to act as a network administrator in Phase 2 of the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Strategy for COVID-19, which will enable retail independent, small chains and long-term care pharmacy customers to participate in the vaccination effort. The COVID-19 vaccine

Diamond Wipes’ HandyClean Steridol Wipes confirmed effective

Diamond Wipes’ HandyClean Steridol Wipes confirmed effective

CHINO, Calif. —  Diamond Wipes announced on Monday that its HandyClean Steridol Wipes has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on hard, non-porous surfaces, and can be used against  2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) when used in accordance with the directions for use against norovirus on hard, non-porous surfaces. Refer to the

Rite Aid opens new COVID-19 testing sites across New Jersey, Ohio and Michigan

Rite Aid opens new COVID-19 testing sites across New Jersey, Ohio and Michigan

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

Walgreens resumes immunization services with new safety measures

Walgreens resumes immunization services with new safety measures

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.

CDC issues tips for businesses to get ahead of coronavirus

CDC issues tips for businesses to get ahead of coronavirus

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

CVS a big winner at CHPA annual gala

CVS a big winner at CHPA annual gala

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

Industry ready for flu season

Industry ready for flu season

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,

PharmaSmart applauds CDC guide on blood pressure kiosks

PharmaSmart applauds CDC guide on blood pressure kiosks

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

Pharmacy chains point to rising flu activity

Pharmacy chains point to rising flu activity

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