ROCKVILLE, Md. — 20/20 BioResponse, a business unit of 20/20 GeneSystems, Inc., announced today that it is now accepting orders for the Assure COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test kits. These kits were the first to receive an emergency use authorization (EUA) from the FDA for point-of-care (POC) use with fingerstick blood samples on September 23. According to the FDA
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
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
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
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Monday that it plans to hire 15,000 employees over the next few months. These new and existing positions will help the company continue to respond to the needs of communities across the country during the fall and winter months when the incidences of COVID-19 and the flu are
NEW YORK — Controversy over COVID-19 protocols seems to be spreading as fast as the virus itself — as is concern over who is getting infected. Most notably, of course, was news that President Donald Trump was stricken with the virus and was flown to Walter Reed Hospital for monitoring. Many of the president’s inner
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
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. is expanding COVID-19 testing to more than 150 Hy-Vee pharmacy locations throughout its eight-state region across the Midwest. The testing was first rolled out in August to 11 Hy-Vee pharmacy locations. Each pharmacy location can accommodate up to 12 patients per hour.The tests are free and are administered via
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Shipt, a leading same-day delivery service and marketplace, announced Monday it will offer all active shoppers free flu shots through their local CVS Pharmacy this year as the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic. According to CVS Health, it is even more essential for Americans to receive the flu shot
The Trump administration’s fitful response to COVID-19 has failed to meet the moment, one in which a pandemic the likes of which has not been seen in a century threatens the well-being and livelihood of millions of Americans. As this issue of Chain Drug Review was about to go to press, more than 6.9 million
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.
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
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
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.