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COVID-19

NACDS launches flu vaccination awareness campaign

NACDS launches flu vaccination awareness campaign

ARLINGTON, Va. – With trusted pharmacists and pharmacies among those waging a full-scale effort to help Americans get their influenza (flu) vaccinations at a crucial time, a new National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) campaign stresses that flu vaccinations are essential to protect public health and to prevent an overrun of the health care

IRI launches CPG Demand Index Forecasts on COVID-19 dashboard

IRI launches CPG Demand Index Forecasts on COVID-19 dashboard

CHICAGO  — IRI has announced to launch of IRI CPG Demand Index Forecasts, a proprietary, fully automated forecasting solution that anticipates consumer demand at multiple time intervals through the end of 2021. The solution projects the impact of complex, interdependent factors on consumer demand, including pandemic persistence, lifestyle shifts, in-home versus out-of-home consumption patterns, consumer

NACDS urges further state actions to enhance patients’ vaccine access at crucial time

NACDS urges further state actions to enhance patients’ vaccine access at crucial time

ARLINGTON, Va. — Continuing proactive engagement with the nation’s governors and state executive teams that has remained a priority throughout the pandemic, NACDS this week urged states to take actions that will help ensure patients have ready access to vaccines from their trusted pharmacies and pharmacists. NACDS is urging states to act in response to the

Abbott’s 15-minute, $5 COVID-19 test gets FDA authorization

Abbott’s 15-minute, $5 COVID-19 test gets FDA authorization

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. — Abbott announced on Wednesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for its BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card rapid test for detection of COVID-19 infection. Abbott will sell this test for $5. It is highly portable (about the size of a credit card), affordable and provides results

Catalina sees back-to-school sales in decline during pandemic

Catalina sees back-to-school sales in decline during pandemic

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – As the country and individual states and school districts continue to grapple with when and how to re-open schools safely for the 2020-21 academic year, shopper intelligence leader Catalina reports that sales of back-to-school (BTS) supplies at grocery and drugstores declined by 31% nationwide for the four weeks ending Aug. 22,

Bartell Drugs offering flu shots at all locations

Bartell Drugs offering flu shots at all locations

SEATTLE– The key to protection from the flu is getting immunized early and safely. Bartell Drugs is taking a calculated approach to help customers get vaccinated during the pandemic. “Getting vaccinated for the flu is more important now than ever. Getting a flu shot early in the season will reduce the spread of the flu, leaving

Nature Made donates $1 million to support Los Angeles Unified School District’s Grab & Go program

Nature Made donates $1 million to support Los Angeles Unified School District’s Grab & Go program

WEST HILLS, Calif. — Nature Made has made a $1 million-dollar donation to support Los Angeles Unified’s efforts to offer food relief for students and families in need during COVID-19. The financial donation to the Grab & Go Program is part of Nature Made’s larger commitment to support schools in local communities that the company has

Dietary supplement usage up dramatically during pandemic

Dietary supplement usage up dramatically during pandemic

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued on Thursday results of a COVID-19- focused consumer surveythat reported more than two in five (43%) of dietary supplement users have changed their supplement routines since the start of the pandemic. Among those who

NACDS lauds HHS’ move to boost young Americans’ access to pharmacist-provided vaccinations amid pandemic

NACDS lauds HHS’ move to boost young Americans’ access to pharmacist-provided vaccinations amid pandemic

ARLINGTON, Va. – National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) president and CEO Steven Anderson issued the following statement today upon the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) “third amendment to the Declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) to increase access to lifesaving childhood vaccines and decrease the

HHS expands access to childhood vaccines during COVID-19 pandemic

HHS expands access to childhood vaccines during COVID-19 pandemic

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a third amendment – PDF to the Declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) to increase access to lifesaving childhood vaccines and decrease the risk of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks as children across the United States return to daycare, preschool and school.

Parents to spend more on back-to-school suppliers as expectations of online classes grow

Parents to spend more on back-to-school suppliers as expectations of online classes grow

WASHINGTON – Most families still don’t know what supplies students need for school and college this year, but more expect at least some classes to take place online than a month ago and say they are buying more computers and other items to be ready, the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics said

McKesson to distribute future COVID-19 vaccines in support of Operation Warp Speed

McKesson to distribute future COVID-19 vaccines in support of Operation Warp Speed

IRVING, Texas —  McKesson Corp. announced that it will expand its existing partnership with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to support the U.S. government’s Operation Warp Speed (OWS) team as a centralized distributor of future COVID-19 vaccines and ancillary supplies needed to administer vaccinations. Vaccines and related supplies will be delivered to point-of-care sites

Retail sales bounce back in July

Retail sales bounce back in July

WASHINGTON – Retail sales continue to rebound from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the National Retail Federation said Friday. Sales in July grew more slowly than in June, but the trend continued to be positive. “Retail sales for July were another positive step in the right direction as our economy continues to slowly reopen,”