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COVID-19

Kroger Co. provides new career opportunities to 23,500 workers

Kroger Co. provides new career opportunities to 23,500 workers

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Family of Companies announced Friday it has recently provided new career opportunities to more than 23,500 workers nationwide, including those from the hardest-hit sectors like restaurants, hotels and food service distributors. Kroger plans to hire an additional 20,000 workers over the next several weeks to help it to continue to provide

L’Oréal USA gives back to support America’s COVID-19 recovery

L’Oréal USA gives back to support America’s COVID-19 recovery

NEW YORK —  L’Oréal USA has announced a multi-faceted initiative to support Americans during the COVID-19 outbreak and recovery. This commitment is made in addition to L’Oréal’s Europe-wide Coronavirus Solidarity Program, which includes a one-million euro donation to non-profit organizations across Europe. L’Oréal USA’s initiative will be implemented immediately and includes the following measures: Corporate donation and employee match campaign

America’s prescription drug supply chain stands together

America’s prescription drug supply chain stands together

WASHINGTON —  On Thursday, members of the prescription drug supply and payment chain, including pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), pharmaceutical manufacturers, pharmacies, including specialty and managed care pharmacies, and health plans, sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence and congressional leaders affirming the safety and resiliency of the drug supply chain, and calling for public-private

New research from IRI and BCG on COVID-19 impact

New research from IRI and BCG on COVID-19 impact

CHICAGO — IRI is continuing to collaborate with their partners at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to analyze the latest consumer purchases in Italy, France, New Zealand, the U.K and the U.S. The company just updated the report, “COVID-19 Impact: Consumer Spending Tracker,” to capture the most recent insights. Key highlights from the research include: Trends

New Indiana law vital for patient access and pharmacy viability, NACDS says

New Indiana law vital for patient access and pharmacy viability, NACDS says

WASHINGTON – With the enactment of a new law – Senate Bill 241 – Indiana has made great strides to help protect the viability of pharmacies in neighborhoods across the state. The legislation will help ensure that pharmacies are more fairly and properly reimbursed by requiring payers’ pharmacy contracts to have clearly defined drug pricing

BD issues statement on COVD-19

BD issues statement on COVD-19

BD issued the following statement on how the company is working with companies and agencies during the COVID-19 outbreak: FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. — BD is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation across the world and guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and health officials in

Coronavirus will slow down global drug development, says new survey

Coronavirus will slow down global drug development, says new survey

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — New drugs need to be tested in clinical trials to be approved. However, a recent survey from Clinical Research IO shows that investigators conducting clinical trials on a wide range of diseases are experiencing significant interruptions in their trials due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. 24% of investigators reported that they have

Hy-Vee announces 10% appreciation bonus for its front line employees

Hy-Vee announces 10% appreciation bonus for its front line employees

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — To show its gratitude during this historic time, Hy-Vee, Inc. is giving a front line employee appreciation bonus to all of its part-time and full-time store employees. The employees will receive a 10% bonus on all their hours worked from March 16 to April 12. The bonuses are a $10 million commitment

Pharmacies urge removal of more barriers to patient care now

Pharmacies urge removal of more barriers to patient care now

WASHINGTON — NACDS this week praised recommendations by the Trump Administration to state governors on how to empower healthcare professionals to meet Americans’ needs amid COVID-19. NACDS urged the Administration and the states to remove more barriers to assure pharmacies and pharmacists are fully ready for the escalating demands of the pandemic. In a letter to the

E. & J. Gallo’s Barefoot Wine donates $100,000 to help children of restaurant employees

E. & J. Gallo’s Barefoot Wine donates $100,000 to help children of restaurant employees

MODESTO, Calif. — To help restaurant employees weather the impact of COVID-19 on their families, Barefoot is making an initial $100,000 donation to Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE), which supports food and beverage employees and their families faced with life-altering circumstances. In addition to this initial commitment, Barefoot will be supporting other local efforts as future needs

Maintain critical product supply and workforce, coalition urges

Maintain critical product supply and workforce, coalition urges

WASHINGTON – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has aligned with 110 other organizations in urging national, state and local leaders to help maintain the supply of critical products while confronting COVID-19. In a letter to policymakers released today, the groups urge a uniform definition of “critical infrastructure” at all levels of government – a

CVS helps protect supply of medicines potentially useful for COVID-19 treatment

CVS helps protect supply of medicines potentially useful for COVID-19 treatment

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark, the pharmacy benefit management business of CVS Health, is working with clients to implement new measures to balance the burgeoning interest in off-label use of certain medicines to treat COVID-19 pneumonia with the ongoing needs of members who use these drugs for chronic conditions. These medicines include hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, one

CVS offers cost-sharing and co-pay waivers for COVID-19-related treatment for Aetna members

CVS offers cost-sharing and co-pay waivers for COVID-19-related treatment for Aetna members

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced Wednesday it is waiving cost-sharing and co-pays for inpatient hospital admissions related to COVID-19 for Aetna’s commercially insured members, part of several additional steps to help members access the care that they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. These announcements build on previous efforts focused on eliminating out-of-pocket costs and

Shipt seeks to add thousands of shoppers in a number of markets

Shipt seeks to add thousands of shoppers in a number of markets

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —  Shipt, the same-day delivery marketplace, announced Tuesday the company will add additional Shipt Shoppers in a number of regions including the Chicago, Milwaukee and San Diego metro areas to serve customers during a time of increased demand as the COVID-19 situation evolves. Shipt provides home delivery from local retailers offering groceries, household