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COVD-19

NRF says ‘uncertainty abounds’ in predicting recovery from coronavirus pandemic 

NRF says ‘uncertainty abounds’ in predicting recovery from coronavirus pandemic 

WASHINGTON – While the reopening of businesses shut down by the coronavirus pandemic is a significant step forward, it is too soon to say how quickly or smoothly the nation’s economy will recover, National Retail Federation chief economist Jack Kleinhenz said on Monday. “Is it possible the worst of the coronavirus pandemic is behind us?

America’s pharmaceutical supply and payment chain teaming to promote undisrupted access to medications

America’s pharmaceutical supply and payment chain teaming to promote undisrupted access to medications

WASHINGTON — Representative organizations of America’s pharmaceutical supply and payment chain, including prescription and over-the-counter brand and generic manufacturers; wholesalers; retail, specialty, and managed care, pharmacies; health insurance providers and other payers; pharmacists in hospitals and health systems; and pharmacy benefit managers, released on Thursday new policy principles to promote undisrupted patient access to medications

Anderson issues new memo on COVID-19 testing to NACDS members

Anderson issues new memo on COVID-19 testing to NACDS members

Editor’s note: NACDS president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson has issued the following memo to NACDS members on an important advisory opinion issued late yesterday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which was requested by NACDS, member companies and individual pharmacists:   TO:                             NACDS Chain Members FROM:                     Steven C. Anderson,

Dial commits to FEMA COVID-19 relief efforts

Dial commits to FEMA COVID-19 relief efforts

STAMFORD, Conn. – In March 2020 Henkel announced a comprehensive Global Solidarity Program to support employees, customers and communities affected by COVID-19. As an extension of this program, Dial has committed to donate over 600,000 units of liquid hand soap, bar soap and body wash products to FEMA, supporting their mission to help people during

NIH helps fund ColCorona COVID-19 clinical study

NIH helps fund ColCorona COVID-19 clinical study

MONTREAL — The Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) Research Center today announced that, through its association with NYU Langone, its clinical study on COVID-19 has received funding from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of the world’s foremost medical research centers. ColCorona is one of the

NIH mobilizes national innovation initiative for COVD-19 diagnostics

NIH mobilizes national innovation initiative for COVD-19 diagnostics

BETHESDA, Md. — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced Wednesday a new initiative aimed at speeding innovation, development and commercialization of COVID-19 testing technologies, a pivotal component needed to return to normal during this unprecedented global pandemic. With a $1.5 billion investment from federal stimulus funding, the newly launched Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx)

Walgreens teams with Sesame Workshop on new initiative

Walgreens teams with Sesame Workshop on new initiative

NEW YORK — As families everywhere continue to cope with uncertainty stemming from the global pandemic, Sesame Workshop, in collaboration with AT&T and Walgreens, is announcing a major expansion of its Caring for Each Other initiative to help children and  their caregivers stay healthy, build resilience, and adjust to a “for-now normal.” Wednesday’s release on

Julep creates hand sanitizer to fight COVID-19

Julep creates hand sanitizer to fight COVID-19

NEW YORK — Beauty brand, Julep, is joining the fight against COVOD-19 by decreasing production on their nonessential skincare and makeup products, and crafted an antibacterial hand sanitizer. This quick-drying antibacterial gel formula is infused with naturally effective ingredients such as: Aloe, helps soothe irritation and provides a refreshing feel, and Plant-based Glycerin, acts as a barrier

DuPont rolls out new program increasing protective garment supply

DuPont rolls out new program increasing protective garment supply

WILMINGTON, Del. – DuPont has  launched a new program, #TyvekTogether, to increase the overall availability of Tyvek personal protective garments in the company’s continued efforts to help combat the spread of COVID-19 and protect health care workers.  At full capacity, this initiative could deliver 6 million additional non-surgical isolation gowns per month by enabling others

Rite Aid opens two new COVID-19 on-site testing locations in tri-state area

Rite Aid opens two new COVID-19 on-site testing locations in tri-state area

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid  continues to expand COVID-19 testing sites with new locations opening Saturday, in Waldwick, N.J. and Valley Cottage, N.Y., through its partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In addition to the current self-testing sites in Pennsylvania, Rite Aid has opened two new locations in the

APhA creates COVID-19 training programs and resources for pharmacists

APhA creates COVID-19 training programs and resources for pharmacists

WASHINGTON — Pharmacists are tireless responders on the front lines of health care as our nation faces the COVID-19 pandemic. To assist them in staying safe and up to date with the latest research and practice guidance, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) offers new and current training programs and resources. “We are diligently working on behalf of

Barefoot Wine makes additional donation totaling $300,000 to support CORE

Barefoot Wine makes additional donation totaling $300,000 to support CORE

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Earlier this week, E & J Gallo’s Barefoot Wine announced an initial $100,000 donation to Children of Restaurant Employees’ (CORE), followed by an announcement on Friday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! Minilogue episode of an incremental $200,000 donation, totaling $300,000. This generous donation will support restaurant employees and their families directly impacted by a COVID-19 diagnosis and in need