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US biopharmaceutical supply chain effective during early days of COVID-19 response

US biopharmaceutical supply chain effective during early days of COVID-19 response

ARLINGTON, Va. — A report published by the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) Research Foundation and Deloitte Consulting found that during the first 90 days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the biopharmaceutical finished goods industry quickly adapted and adjusted to deliver medicines safely and efficiently to patients, with only minimal disruptions. As noted in the report, The First

Gillette study finds men are more focused on sustainability as result of COVID-19

Gillette study finds men are more focused on sustainability as result of COVID-19

BOSTON — Gillette has released new data revealing that most men globally (59%) are more supportive of sustainability efforts as a result of COVID-19. The company also announced its 2030 Sustainability action plan. “Gillette’s mission is to provide men with the best possible grooming products in a way that also protects the future of the

Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray approved by EPA for use against the virus that causes COVID-19

Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray approved by EPA for use against the virus that causes COVID-19

CINCINNATI —  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray (EPA Reg No. 4091-20-3573) as effective at killing SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. For a product to claim it kills a specific pathogen, the EPA must conduct a data review and provide approval. Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray has been tested

CVS study says snacking has increased during pandemic

CVS study says snacking has increased during pandemic

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — A new study from CVS Pharmacy released today found that two thirds of American adults (66%) are snacking at home more, and nearly three in five (59%) are choosing better-for-you snacks and meal solutions more often than they would have prior to the pandemic. In response to the survey, which was conducted

Digital is the front door to the store

Digital is the front door to the store

NEW YORK — According to a new report from Incisiv — “The New Store Shopper in High-Touch Retail” — commissioned by Manhattan Associates, digital is now the front door to the store. COVID-19, the report concludes, has brought radical change to the retail industry, not least a reprioritization of the store experience for pandemic-era shoppers.

Rite Aid celebrates “Pharmacy Heroes” with program kick-off

Rite Aid celebrates “Pharmacy Heroes” with program kick-off

 CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid today announced the kick-off of the company’s annual Pharmacy Champions program, which the drug store chain is rebranding “Pharmacy Heroes” to acknowledge the heroism and remarkable service provided by Rite Aid’s pharmacy team in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Held throughout October during American Pharmacists Month, the Pharmacy

IRI: The changing shape of the CPG demand curve

IRI: The changing shape of the CPG demand curve

CHICAGO — As IRI continues to monitor the global pandemic, its latest report, “The Changing Shape of the CPG Demand Curve: Re-Ignite In-Store Merchandising Effectiveness in Grocery Channel,” examines the impact COVID-19 has had on total food channel store display merchandising as well as strategies to help manufacturers and retailers navigate the future of display in

Johnson & Johnson begins final stage trial of COVID-19 vaccine

Johnson & Johnson begins final stage trial of COVID-19 vaccine

NEW YORK — This week Johnson & Johnson said that it had begun its large-scale, pivotal, multi-country Phase-3 trial for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The company said it  expects the first batches of the COVID-19 vaccine, JNJ-78436735, to be available for emergency use authorization in early next year, if proven to be safe and effective.

HHS: Pharmacists can administer COVID-19 vaccine

HHS: Pharmacists can administer COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) this month authorized pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 vaccination, a move welcomed by pharmacy advocates. “This is an extremely important decision by the administration,” said National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson. “When safe and effective COVID-19 vaccinations

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