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COVID-19

CVS to hire hundreds of new jobs across Arizona

CVS to hire hundreds of new jobs across Arizona

WOONSOCKET, R.I. —  In anticipation of the increased demand for influenza vaccinations and the likely ongoing presence of COVID-19 this fall, CVS Health announced Thursday the hiring of approximately 300 new jobs throughout Arizona over the coming months. The new roles are seasonal and for part-time and full-time licensed pharmacy technicians at CVS Pharmacy locations. The positions

Kroger Health launches employer-focused COVID-19 testing program

Kroger Health launches employer-focused COVID-19 testing program

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health launched on Thursday COVIDCare Plus, a complete employer-focused health and wellness solution designed to help American companies restart and maintain their business operations. The testing program is centered on Kroger Health’s FDA-authorized COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit which combines self-administered testing with virtual supervision by a licensed healthcare provider to help ensure

Coronavirus leading to more contactless credit card and mobile payments

Coronavirus leading to more contactless credit card and mobile payments

WASHINGTON – With consumers worried about touching surfaces during the coronavirus pandemic, the use of mobile payments and contactless credit or debit cards has significantly increased in the past few months, according to research released Thursday by the National Retail Federation and Forrester. “Health experts say there is no clear evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted

Winning in the New World: Brian Owens, Kantar

Winning in the New World: Brian Owens, Kantar

  In the inaugural episode of Winning in the New World, Brian Owens, senior vice president of global health and wellness retail insights at Kantar, reflects on what recent developments in the marketplace mean for retailers and suppliers. Topics include the safety imperative created by COVID-19, omnichannel capabilities, and coronavirus’ long-term impact on business.

AWS powers Moderna’s digital biotechnology platform

AWS powers Moderna’s digital biotechnology platform

SEATTLE — Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, announced Wednesday that Moderna  has selected AWS as its preferred cloud provider, as well as its standard for analytics and machine learning workloads. Leveraging its mRNA platform and manufacturing facility with the AWS-powered research engine, Moderna delivered the first clinical batch of its vaccine candidate (mRNA-1273)

With COVID cases rising, NRF says recovery is ‘being tested daily’

With COVID cases rising, NRF says recovery is ‘being tested daily’

WASHINGTON – Despite broad indications that the economy has begun to recover as businesses reopen from the coronavirus pandemic, conflicting data makes it difficult to say how steadily the comeback will continue, National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said Monday. “Optimism about the economy and retail spending is being tested daily with the spread

National Drug Drop-Off Month urges safe disposal of unused prescriptions

National Drug Drop-Off Month urges safe disposal of unused prescriptions

RICHMOND, Canada – COVID-19 is the most urgent public health problem facing British Columbians today— but as part of National Drug Drop-Off Month this August, Drug Free Kids Canada and London Drugs are calling attention to another devastating health concern exacerbated by the pandemic and still prevalent in households throughout the country: instances of drug abuse,

NACDS issues statement on crucial role of pharmacies in eventual COVID-19 vaccine deployment

NACDS issues statement on crucial role of pharmacies in eventual COVID-19 vaccine deployment

ARLINGTON, Va. – National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) President and CEO Steven Anderson issued the following statement today regarding the nation’s ongoing preparations for the eventual deployment of COVID-19 vaccines: “By any measure, America’s pharmacies present patients and the nation with an efficient, effective and essential component of vaccine deployment. They will need

An opportunity for provider status

An opportunity for provider status

Among the many promising advances in medical legislation over the past several decades has been the passage of “provider status” laws for pharmacists in many states. While the specifics vary from state to state, the general intent behind this legislation is to give patients increased access to some of the oft-underutilized services that pharmacists can

Secretary Azar visits a Health Mart pharmacy in Texas

Secretary Azar visits a Health Mart pharmacy in Texas

DALLAS — Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar visited ReNue Rx, a Health Mart pharmacy, located at 2701 South Hampton Road today to recognize the meaningful work pharmacists are contributing to the fight against COVID-19 through test collection. More than 140 Health Mart pharmacies across 40 states are active in the eTrueNorth and Department of

The pandemic is accelerating pharmacy innovation

The pandemic is accelerating pharmacy innovation

Health care needs changes. We have been talking about them for years. We all know what they are — better care, lower costs and more accessibility. I find myself thinking that necessity is the mother of invention — or at least the accelerator of change. COVID-19 has spurred an acceleration of innovation and creativity that

Higher Medicaid enrollment can safeguard the vulnerable

Higher Medicaid enrollment can safeguard the vulnerable

As the country tentatively prepares to return to school and the office this fall, there seems to be little certainty except that the coronavirus threat will be with us for a long while. Social distancing and economic uncertainty will remain a part of everyday life. The pandemic has highlighted the fragility of our social safety

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