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COVID-19

Walgreens announces one-time bonus plan

Walgreens announces one-time bonus plan

DEERFIELD, Ill. — In further appreciation of the role Walgreens team members in its stores and distributions centers are playing during the COVID-19 pandemic, and for their ongoing commitment to customer care, the company announced a one-time bonus for these employees. The bonus payment of $300 for full-time and $150 for part-time hourly team members

FDA issues first Emergency Use Authorization for point-of-care diagnostic

FDA issues first Emergency Use Authorization for point-of-care diagnostic

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first Emergency Use Authorization for a point-of-care COVID-19 diagnostic for the Cepheid Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2 test. “The test we’re authorizing today will be able to provide Americans with results within hours, rather than days like the existing tests, and the company plans to roll it out

The GIANT Company supports local hunger relief during COVID-19 pandemic

The GIANT Company supports local hunger relief during COVID-19 pandemic

CARLISLE, Pa. – As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, a growing number of families and seniors are facing hunger. To help address this urgent problem in the communities it serves, The GIANT Company announced Friday it is donating a total of $250,000 to four local hunger relief organizations including the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Philabundance, Maryland

Coca-Cola Foundation donates $5 million in COVID-19 relief funding to Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Coca-Cola Foundation donates $5 million in COVID-19 relief funding to Boys & Girls Clubs of America

ATLANTA — Boys & Girls Clubs of America announced a $5 million donation from The Coca-Cola Foundation Friday  to support the organization’s commitment to youth and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the suspension of schools and workplaces, the country, and especially kids and teens, are facing challenges unlike anything previously encountered. The Coca-Cola Foundation’s generous

Rx advocacy groups call for new action to enhance COVID-19 patient care

Rx advocacy groups call for new action to enhance COVID-19 patient care

WASHINGTON – Pharmacy organizations representing the interests of all pharmacists in the United States have released a joint set of policy recommendations critical to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to put an enormous strain on our nation’s healthcare system and the supply of qualified healthcare providers is increasingly limited. With 90% of Americans

BD, BioGX announce FDA Emergency Use Authorization submissions for new COVID-19 diagnostics for use in U.S.

BD, BioGX announce FDA Emergency Use Authorization submissions for new COVID-19 diagnostics for use in U.S.

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. — BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) a leading global medical technology company, and BioGX, a molecular diagnostics company, announced that the companies have submitted Emergency Use Authorization requests to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for new diagnostic tests that, if authorized, would increase the potential capacity to screen for COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Meijer announces new store hours and dedicated times for seniors

Meijer announces new store hours and dedicated times for seniors

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer announced Thursday it is adjusting its store hours for the foreseeable future to allow more time for team members to deep clean and restock its stores, as well as dedicated hours for senior citizens, customers with chronic health conditions, essential service workers and its team members. New store hours are

Amazon stops shipments of non-essential items, adds 100,000 jobs

Amazon stops shipments of non-essential items, adds 100,000 jobs

SEATTLE — Amazon announced this week that it is prioritizing shipments of medical supplies and household staples that come into its warehouses to help it respond to massive consumer demand during the coronavirus pandemic. The online retailer reported to its suppliers that it will not accept any shipments of non-essential consumer goods until April 5.

FDA issues guidance for conducting clinical trials during COVD-19 pandemic

FDA issues guidance for conducting clinical trials during COVD-19 pandemic

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Wednesday has issued a guidance for industry, investigators and institutional review boards conducting clinical trials during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The FDA recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic may impact the conduct of clinical trials of medical products, including drugs, devices and biological products. Challenges may arise, for example,

NACDS advises states on enhancing patients’ access to care amid COVID-19

NACDS advises states on enhancing patients’ access to care amid COVID-19

WASHINGTON – Governors, state legislators and state associations representing pharmacies and pharmacists have received recommendations from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) on ways to help assure patients receive the care they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. NACDS president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson, explained, “These recommendations focus on enhancing patients’ access to pharmacy healthcare

The GIANT Company changes hours due to COVID-19

The GIANT Company changes hours due to COVID-19

CARLISLE, Pa. – The GIANT Company announced Wednesday several updates as part of its efforts to continue meeting the needs of its customers and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, including modified hours that help care for older members of the community. “We are grateful for our team members who are working tirelessly around the clock