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Community pharmacy’s new role in the world

Community pharmacy’s new role in the world

Entrenched assumptions about the role of community pharmacy are being uprooted by the COVID-19 crisis, and leaders of five of the nation’s largest retailers accelerated the process last month during a meeting with President Trump and the Coronavirus Task Force at the White House. The executives were there to lend support to the public-private partnership

Rite Aid opens newest testing site in Richmond, Virginia

Rite Aid opens newest testing site in Richmond, Virginia

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid continues to expand COVID-19 testing sites with its 25th location opening on Thursday, April 23, in Richmond, Va., through its partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Now spanning eight states and 25 store locations, all of Rite Aid’s self-testing sites will be open from

Retailers respond: Walgreens Boots Alliance

Retailers respond: Walgreens Boots Alliance

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles on how retailers are responding to the COVID-19 crisis. I have worked in pharmacies for more than 40 years, and I’m a pharmacist myself. I’ve never known a situation like what we’ve experienced over recent weeks with the COVID-19 ­crisis. None of us has. This

Virus straining retail supply chain

Virus straining retail supply chain

NEW YORK — With more than 90,000 people across the globe infected with coronavirus, including here in the U.S., public health officials are now operating in “uncharted territory,” says the head of the World Health Organization. The latest figures show that deaths from the virus have occurred outside of mainland China, where the virus originated,

NCPA: Community pharmacy an eager partner in coronavirus containment

NCPA: Community pharmacy an eager partner in coronavirus containment

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – As the most accessible health care providers in many communities, neighborhood pharmacists are well-positioned to assist with efforts to curb and contain the coronavirus outbreak, the National Community Pharmacists Association said in a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ top emergency preparedness official. Dr. Robert Kadlec, the Assistant

ECRM rescheduling programs due to coronavirus, travel bans

ECRM rescheduling programs due to coronavirus, travel bans

SOLON, Ohio — ECRM has issued the following statement regarding travel bans and the coronavirus: “During this time of uncertainty, ECRM is committed to providing ongoing guidance and support to our buyers and suppliers. As a sense of apprehension over the coronavirus affects our Industry, we strive to continue to create meaningful connections between buyers

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

Coronavirus causing a run on masks, NCPA study shows

Coronavirus causing a run on masks, NCPA study shows

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Americans are much more worried about the Coronavirus than their local pharmacists, according to a national survey, and they’re snapping up surgical masks faster than the stores can get them. “The news coverage is clearly affecting consumer behavior,” said Brian Caswell, president of the National Community Pharmacists Association and owner of Wolkar

NACDS: Coronavirus and the obstacles facing pharmacies and patients

NACDS: Coronavirus and the obstacles facing pharmacies and patients

(Editor’s note: The following article written by Steven Anderson, president and CEO, National Association of Chain Drug Stores appeared on Medium’s website January 31st.) NACDS and member companies fielded media inquiries this week about the demand and supply of surgical masks amid coronavirus fears. This shows yet again that consumers think of pharmacies when they think of

Johnson & Johnson launches multi-pronged response to coronavirus

Johnson & Johnson launches multi-pronged response to coronavirus

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Johnson & Johnson announced that it is mobilizing resources at its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies to launch a multi-pronged response to the novel coronavirus (also known as 2019-nCoV or Wuhan coronavirus) outbreak. As part of this work, the company has initiated efforts to develop a vaccine candidate against 2019-nCoV and broadly collaborate with others