ARLINGTON, Va. — HDA president and CEO Chester “Chip” Davis, Jr., released the following statement in response to recent commentary related to the COVID-19 vaccination effort: “HDA and the health care distribution industry are committed to doing whatever is necessary to assist the Biden administration in meeting its goal of administering 100 million vaccines to
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens reported that it has administered more than 1 million COVID-19 vaccinations across long-term care facilities and other vulnerable populations identified as part of state and jurisdiction distribution plans. The company also remains on track to complete the administration of COVID-19 vaccine first doses in skilled nursing facilities by Monday, Jan. 25.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee, Inc. will begin offering COVID-19 rapid antibody testing at more than 250 Hy-Vee pharmacy locations on Monday, Jan. 18. Patients will receive same day test results in as few as 15 minutes after completing the test. The rapid antibody test is available for patients who wish to learn if they
CHICAGO – dunnhumby released today the fourth annual dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index (RPI) a comprehensive, nationwide study that examines the approximately $1 trillion U.S. grocery market. In a year dominated by COVID-19, Amazon eclipsed last year’s winner H-E-B and runner up Trader Joe’s to take the top spot. For the first time, Target, due to
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Hy-Vee, Inc. is pledging $75,000 to be awarded among 55 schools across its eight-state region. The pledge is part of the company’s Fuel Your School campaign, which runs now through Jan. 31. Hy-Vee’s Fuel Your School campaign allows customers to enter its sweepstakes by simply purchasing specific brands found at
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — As health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities in the United States start receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Creche Innovations, along with a COVID-19 vaccine focus group comprised of physicians, nurses and pharmacists from across the country, have developed the Pandemic Mobile Command Center (PMCC) with
When industry observers look back at a given year, all too often they resort to hyperbole, making shaky claims about the long-term significance of events. The year just ended eliminated that pitfall, at least temporarily: 2020 crystallized several issues — the nation’s deep political divide, the quest for racial justice and the need to act
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Dr. Reddy’s has filed an application for Reeqonus (favipiravir) tablets for acute treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 adult patients under Health Canada’s Interim Order Respecting the Importation, Sale and Advertising of Drugs for Use in Relation to COVID-19. Reeqonus is also known as Avigan, which was developed by Fujifilm Toyama Chemical
WASHINGTON — A panel of outside advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday endorsed emergency use of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine, virtually assuring a second option for protecting against COVID-19 for a pandemic ravaged nation. Members of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted 20-0 with one abstention in favor of
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association today urged congressional leaders to extend the Paycheck Protection Program and pass several other provisions aimed at helping independent pharmacies on the front line of the fight against COVID-19. “As end-of-year negotiations are underway to finalize a FY21 spending package and COVID-19 relief legislation, we request that you strongly
BOSTON — SingleCare (prescription savings service) just released a new report that explores major shifts in 2020 prescription drug trends due to COVID. This year was a watershed moment for healthcare’s national impact to access to medications. From the start of the outbreak in the U.S. in March 2020, millions across the country experienced drug
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee pharmacists and technicians who take part in the company’s rapid antigen COVID-19 testing will be offered an additional bonus for participating in the public health program. Full-time pharmacists who administer the tests will receive a $500 bonus and part-time pharmacists and technicians who administer the test will receive a $250 bonus.
CHICAGO — COVID-19 vaccines have begun in the United Kingdom and Canada, with the US markets to follow very soon. Strong adoption of vaccinations will increase consumer confidence and speed up social mobility, ultimately driving economic growth. IRI’s latest report, “Anticipated Vaccine Adoption and Impact on CPG Industry,”explores the opportunities that retailers and manufacturers have to
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is supporting a nearly $3 million commitment to increasing access to flu vaccines for underserved communities throughout the country. Through its Project Health initiative, CVS Health is contributing $2 million to the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) to help distribute flu vaccines to those who may otherwise not have access.