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COVID-19

Hy-Vee to offer COVID-19 rapid antibody testing at more than 250 locations

Hy-Vee to offer COVID-19 rapid antibody testing at more than 250 locations

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  — Hy-Vee, Inc. will begin offering COVID-19 rapid antibody testing at more than 250 Hy-Vee pharmacy locations on Monday, Jan. 18. Patients will receive same day test results in as few as 15 minutes after completing the test. The rapid antibody test is available for patients who wish to learn if they

COVID-19 propels Amazon to top U.S. grocery retailer for the 2021 dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index

COVID-19 propels Amazon to top U.S. grocery retailer for the 2021 dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index

CHICAGO – dunnhumby released today the fourth annual dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index (RPI) a comprehensive, nationwide study that examines the approximately $1 trillion U.S. grocery market. In a year dominated by COVID-19, Amazon eclipsed last year’s winner H-E-B and runner up Trader Joe’s to take the top spot. For the first time, Target, due to

Hy-Vee pledges $75,000 to assist local schools during pandemic

Hy-Vee pledges $75,000 to assist local schools during pandemic

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  – Hy-Vee, Inc. is pledging $75,000 to be awarded among 55 schools across its eight-state region. The pledge is part of the company’s Fuel Your School campaign, which runs now through Jan. 31. Hy-Vee’s Fuel Your School campaign allows customers to enter its sweepstakes by simply purchasing specific brands found at

Creche Innovations unveils Pandemic Mobile Command Center

Creche Innovations unveils Pandemic Mobile Command Center

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — As health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities in the United States start receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Creche Innovations, along with a COVID-19 vaccine focus group comprised of physicians, nurses and pharmacists from across the country, have developed the Pandemic Mobile Command Center (PMCC) with

Dr. Reddy’s files application for COVID treatment in Canada

Dr. Reddy’s files application for COVID treatment in Canada

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Dr. Reddy’s has filed an application  for Reeqonus (favipiravir) tablets for acute treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 adult patients under Health Canada’s Interim Order Respecting the Importation, Sale and Advertising of Drugs for Use in Relation to COVID-19. Reeqonus is also known as Avigan, which was developed by Fujifilm Toyama Chemical

Panel greenlights Moderna vaccine, paving way for FDA authorization

Panel greenlights Moderna vaccine, paving way for FDA authorization

WASHINGTON — A panel of outside advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday endorsed emergency use of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine, virtually assuring a second option for protecting against COVID-19 for a pandemic ravaged nation. Members of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted 20-0 with one abstention in favor of

Community pharmacy makes final push for COVID-19 relief

Community pharmacy makes final push for COVID-19 relief

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association today urged congressional leaders to extend the Paycheck Protection Program and pass several other provisions aimed at helping independent pharmacies on the front line of the fight against COVID-19. “As end-of-year negotiations are underway to finalize a FY21 spending package and COVID-19 relief legislation, we request that you strongly

SingleCare report: HCQ up 500%; antidepressant fills increase 20% in 2020

SingleCare report: HCQ up 500%; antidepressant fills increase 20% in 2020

BOSTON — SingleCare (prescription savings service) just released a new report that explores major shifts in 2020 prescription drug trends due to COVID. This year was a watershed moment for healthcare’s national impact to access to medications. From the start of the outbreak in the U.S. in March 2020, millions across the country experienced drug

Hy-Vee pharmacists and technicians taking part in rapid antigen testing program to get additional benefits

Hy-Vee pharmacists and technicians taking part in rapid antigen testing program to get additional benefits

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  — Hy-Vee pharmacists and technicians who take part in the company’s rapid antigen COVID-19 testing will be offered an additional bonus for participating in the public health program. Full-time pharmacists who administer the tests will receive a $500 bonus and part-time pharmacists and technicians who administer the test will receive a $250 bonus.

New report on how COVID-19 vaccine adoption will impact the CPG industry

New report on how COVID-19 vaccine adoption will impact the CPG industry

CHICAGO — COVID-19 vaccines have begun in the United Kingdom and Canada, with the US markets to follow very soon. Strong adoption of vaccinations will increase consumer confidence and speed up social mobility, ultimately driving economic growth. IRI’s latest report, “Anticipated Vaccine Adoption and Impact on CPG Industry,”explores the opportunities that retailers and manufacturers have to

CVS Health increases access to flu vaccines in communities of need

CVS Health increases access to flu vaccines in communities of need

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is supporting a nearly $3 million commitment to increasing access to flu vaccines for underserved communities throughout the country. Through its Project Health initiative, CVS Health is contributing $2 million to the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) to help distribute flu vaccines to those who may otherwise not have access.

Walgreens rolls out Flu Index for the 2020-2021 flu season

Walgreens rolls out Flu Index for the 2020-2021 flu season

DEERFIELD, Ill. – During National Influenza Vaccination Week, Walgreens has launched the Walgreens Flu Index for the 2020-2021 season to help communities track flu activity in their area and serve as a reminder to get vaccinated against the flu. With COVID-19 cases continuing to surge across the country, health experts are encouraging flu shots to

NPTA launches immunization administration training program

NPTA launches immunization administration training program

HOUSTON — As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States and vaccine distribution to begin possibly this week, the National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) is announcing the launch of a nationally-recognized pharmacy technician administered immunization training program. Developed under the guidance of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), NPTA’s Immunization Administration