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coronavirus (COVID-19)

Health Mart teams up to enable drive-through testing

Health Mart teams up to enable drive-through testing

FORT WORTH, Texas — U.S.-based healthcare technology company eTrueNorth is enabling new drive-through COVID-19 testing sites that are opening daily in partnership with a growing list of national pharmacy chains that include Walmart, The Kroger Co., and McKesson’s Health Mart. Work to begin this public-private partnership began on March 13 and includes funding by the

Abbott launches point-of-care test to detect COVID-19 in five minutes

Abbott launches point-of-care test to detect COVID-19 in five minutes

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. — Abbott announced  that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the fastest available molecular point-of-care test for the detection of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), delivering positive results in as little as five minutes and negative results in 13 minutes. The test will run on the

WPD Pharmaceuticals partners with CNS on COVID-19 solutions

WPD Pharmaceuticals partners with CNS on COVID-19 solutions

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — WPD Pharmaceuticals announced it has entered into a development agreement with CNS Pharmaceuticals for the development of several preclinical drug candidates including WP1122, which will be tested on a range of viruses including the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. WPD has licensed rights to a portfolio of drug candidates, including WP1122, through its license partner,

Walgreens announces temporary changes to store hours

Walgreens announces temporary changes to store hours

DEERFIELD, Ill.  — To better support its store team members during the COVID-19 pandemic, while also continuing to meet the needs of customers and communities, Walgreens has adjusted its operating hours. Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, March 19, most Walgreens stores nationwide will have adjusted operating hours. Most Walgreens locations, including 24-hour stores, will now be open

Hy-Vee announces temporary store changes to address COVID-19 concerns

Hy-Vee announces temporary store changes to address COVID-19 concerns

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee announced Wednesday  that due to evolving concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), it is adapting the ways in which it serves customers to ensure they receive the products they need while keeping customers, employees and communities healthy and safe. • Store Hours: Beginning Wednesday, March 18, Hy-Vee stores will close at

NIH clincal trial of investigational vaccine for COVID-19 begins

NIH clincal trial of investigational vaccine for COVID-19 begins

SEATTLE — A Phase 1 clinical trial evaluating an investigational vaccine designed to protect against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has begun at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) here. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) , <https://www.niaid.nih.gov/diseases-conditions/coronaviruses>, part of the National Institutes of Health, is funding the trial. KPWHRI is part

OptimizeRx rolls out coronavirus text message alerts

OptimizeRx rolls out coronavirus text message alerts

ROCHESTER, Mich. — OptimizeRx  has launched a free interactive text message alert program available to the general public that delivers coronavirus (COVID-19) information issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) directly to any SMS-enabled mobile device. The COVID-19 Public Alert System was developed by the OptimizeRx patient engagement team to help the