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COVID-19 testing

POTUS can test millions more by including independent pharmacies, says NCPA

POTUS can test millions more by including independent pharmacies, says NCPA

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — The administration’s effort to enlist pharmacies as COVID-19 testing centers must include independent, locally-owned pharmacies, otherwise millions of Americans will be left out, said the National Community Pharmacists Association. “One out of five zip codes in the United States don’t have a big chain drug store. They’re served by locally-owned, small business independent

CVS Health to significantly expand COVID-19 testing capabilities

CVS Health to significantly expand COVID-19 testing capabilities

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health  joined other pharmacy chains and retailers at the White House on Monday to announce the next phase in COVID-19 testing. In addition to the large-scale test sites the company has been operating since March, CVS Health will utilize its expansive community presence to bring testing closer to home while maintaining

Walgreens to further expand COVID-19 testing

Walgreens to further expand COVID-19 testing

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens announced Monday plans to open COVID-19 testing locations in 49 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, as the company further expands drive-thru testing to help meet the growing need in communities nationwide. With this latest expansion, Walgreens will focus its efforts on improving access to testing in underserved communities, and over time

NACDS praises N.Y. Gov. Cuomo on COVID-19 testing action

NACDS praises N.Y. Gov. Cuomo on COVID-19 testing action

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) president and CEO Steven Anderson, issued the following statement on New York Gov. Cuomo’s COVID-19 testing action: “Gov. Cuomo has taken game-changing action with his executive order authorizing pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 tests. We look forward to working with him on its

California urged to remove remaining COVID-19 testing barriers on pharmacists to advance testing

California urged to remove remaining COVID-19 testing barriers on pharmacists to advance testing

ARLINGTON, Va. — The California Department of Consumer Affairs is being urged to take action to help pharmacists and pharmacies ramp-up COVID-19 testing as supplies become more available – which is critical to protect Californians and ultimately to re-open the state.   The California Retailers Association (CRA) and NACDS wrote to Director Kimberly Kirchmeyer, asking the Department to remove remaining legal barriers to help align

Kroger Health expands drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites

Kroger Health expands drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health, the health care division of The Kroger Co. announced the expansion of free COVID-19 testing sites to Colorado, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, joining existing sites in Kentucky and Tennessee, for all priority groups, including health care workers, first responders and symptomatic groups. Additionally, the company will begin piloting site-specific testing for Kroger associates in Michigan and Colorado, while also empowering

FDA authorizes first test for at-home sample collection for COVID-19

FDA authorizes first test for at-home sample collection for COVID-19

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the first diagnostic test with a home collection option for COVID-19. Specifically, the FDA re-issued the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) COVID-19 RT-PCR Test to permit testing of samples self-collected by patients at home using LabCorp’s Pixel by LabCorp COVID-19 Test

Rite Aid expands COVID-19 on-site testing: 24 locations now open across eight states

Rite Aid expands COVID-19 on-site testing: 24 locations now open across eight states

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid continues to expand COVID-19 testing sites with eleven new locations opening Wednesday, April 22, in Delaware, Idaho, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia through its partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Now spanning eight states and 24 store locations, all of

Walgreens to provide access to government-run COVID-19 testing facilities

Walgreens to provide access to government-run COVID-19 testing facilities

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens pledged Friday in a White House meeting its commitment to aid the Administration in providing access to COVID-19 testing. Walgreens will dedicate temporary space at select locations, outside of the stores such as in parking lots, where non-Walgreens health personnel will administer COVID-19 testing. The testing locations and timing will be