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.
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
AMERICAN FORK, Utah — The latest results from the University of Tennessee confirm that xylitol (the active ingredient in Xlear Nasal Spray), has a potent ability to block viral adhesion of the Sars-Cov-2, inactivating more than 99.9% of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This new report comes out to support the report from Utah
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Grocery shopping has changed significantly in the six months since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, according to Catalina. The shopper intelligence firm said that people continue to spend more at the grocery store each month during the pandemic, while taking fewer trips. In August, spending per trip increased
ARLINGTON, Va.— This week, NACDS – which represents national and regional pharmacies in the traditional drug store, supermarket and mass retail settings – continued its flu vaccination awareness campaign, collaborating with Howard University College of Pharmacy and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to reach communities who are subject to disparities in healthcare. The
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As part of its comprehensive effort to increase access to COVID-19 testing in order to help slow the spread of the virus, CVS Health announced Thursday that children age 12 years and older are now eligible for testing at the more than 2,000 test sites located at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru testing
ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS president and CEO Steven Anderson issued a statement Thursday upon the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issuanceof guidance under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) to expand access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines when they are made available. This guidance authorizes state-licensed pharmacists to
CINCINNATI — Kroger Health announced on Wednesday a comprehensive flu shot program, designed to help Americans get their recommended vaccines amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The program includes touchless in-store appointments and drive-thru vaccinations at community Flu Shot Centers across the country – both of which can be booked online. Kroger Health will also provide on-site flu
NEW YORK — AstraZeneca has suspended global trials, including large late-stage trials, of its experimental coronavirus vaccine due to an unexplained illness in a study participant. The vaccine, developed with the University of Oxford, has been described by the World Health Organization as probably the world’s leading candidate and the most advanced in terms of
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy has rolled out back-to-school offerings focusing on strengthening immunity and instilling confidence in children, teens and parents. Whether students are heading back to school with increased safety measures, returning to video-based distance learning or anything in between, implementing new routines can be difficult. As families adjust, CVS is offering all