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President Biden announces new COVID-19 vaccination effort

President Biden announces new COVID-19 vaccination effort

WASHINGTON —President Biden on Wednesday declared June a “national month of action” to mobilize even more Americans to get vaccinated by July Fourth, in order to enjoy what he called “a summer of freedom.” The president is urging Americans who haven’t yet gotten vaccinated to get the COVID-19 shot, rolling out new incentives by the

President Biden notes unique accessibility of pharmacies

President Biden notes unique accessibility of pharmacies

WASHINGTON— During his remarks on Wednesday, May 12, regarding the COVID-19 response and the vaccination program, President Joe Biden underscored the unique convenience and accessibility of community pharmacies nationwide, noting that more than 15,000 pharmacies are prepared to vaccinate adolescents ages 12-15. President Biden’s comments follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory

Biden cites pharmacies as vaccine distributors

Biden cites pharmacies as vaccine distributors

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden noted Wednesday night that 40,000 pharmacies have helped administer over 220 million COVID-19 vaccinations in his first 100 days in office. “We’re marshalling every federal resource,” Biden said in an address to a joint session of Congress.  “Ninety percent of Americans now live within 5 miles of a vaccination site.”

Presidents Biden and Obama join NBC’s vaccination special

Presidents Biden and Obama join NBC’s vaccination special

NEW YORK – President Biden and Barack Obama will be among the guests on NBC’s “Roll Up Your Sleeves” vaccination special airing Sunday, April 18 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Presented by Walgreens and created by ATTN: in partnership with Civic Nation’s Made to Save initiative, the hour-long program aims to educate viewers, raise awareness and

NACDS praises President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine announcement

NACDS praises President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine announcement

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS president and CEO Steven Anderson issued the following statement today. His comments follow President Joe Biden’s March 29 announcement regarding the expansion of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program: “Our nation’s pharmacies are uniquely situated to turn vaccine doses into vaccination appointments – efficiently, equitably and conveniently. We appreciate President Biden’s leadership

CVS Health president and CEO reacts to President Biden’s COVID-19 update

CVS Health president and CEO reacts to President Biden’s COVID-19 update

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — The following is attributed to Karen S. Lynch, president and chief executive officer, CVS Health: “President Biden’s decision to double the number of participants in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program is a testament to its success, and an acknowledgment that pharmacies will continue to be one of the most convenient vaccine access

House passes $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill

House passes $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill

WASHINGTON — House Democrats on Wednesday passed the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill with the ultimate goal of having it on President Joe Biden’s desk by Friday, just days before key federal unemployment benefits start to expire for many workers on March 14. By a 220-211 vote, with no Republicans voting yes, Democrats handed Biden

Senate passes Biden’s COVID relief bill along party lines

Senate passes Biden’s COVID relief bill along party lines

WASHINGTON – The Democratic-controlled Senate Saturday passed President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package which would provide millions of Americans with $1,400 direct payments, billions of dollars for vaccine distribution, and funds to help reopen schools and colleges. The chamber passed the bill following a session that began around 9 a.m. Friday and ended at

Merck to produce Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Merck to produce Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON  — Merck will help produce rival Johnson & Johnson’s newly approved coronavirus vaccine in an effort to expand supply more quickly, the White House reported Tuesday. This announcement comes as the White House looks to ramp up the production of the single-dose vaccine. Officials have said J&J faced unexpected production issues with its vaccine

AAM issues statement on President Biden’s Supply Chain Executive Order

AAM issues statement on President Biden’s Supply Chain Executive Order

WASHINGTON — The Association for Accessible Medicines strongly supports President Biden’s America’s Supply Chains Executive Order as an important step toward strengthening the U.S. pharmaceutical supply chain and improving patient access to lower-cost generic and biosimilar medicines. The Executive Order is a prudent, considered approach to fully understanding the scope and capacity of current U.S.