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Colorado passes law authorizing pharmacist PrEP, PEP prescribing

Pending approval by Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, House Bill 20-1061, which has passed the Colorado House and Senate, will authorize pharmacists to prescribe and dispense HIV PrEP or PEP medications.

Committing to look in the mirror, and walk in the light

NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson offers a statement on racism and discusses how the organization is committing itself to diversity and inclusion efforts to help members better serve their team members and communities.

Industry organizations are urging federal and state authorities to increase security on pharmacies to prevent drug diversion and keep pharmacies open.

The letter, from GMDC | Retail Tomorrow, the National Grocers Association and the International Housewares Association, is aimed at encouraging collaboration and partnerships in support of smaller suppliers of "non-essential" categories.

The San Antonio-based retailer is creating a $1 million fund president Craig Boyan said would be used to advance the conversation around race and racial inequities.

Drug Store News profiles nine retail employees who have gone above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic and made an impact on customers.

People wearing face masks.

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to codify reimbursement of pharmacies for COVID-19 tests at the same rate as physicians.

Walgreens president Richard Ashworth took to "Good Morning America" to highlight the chain's push to expand its COVID-19 testing capacity nationwide.

A new video from the Wall Street Journal is taking a look at how pharmacies might factor into the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Walgreens storefront.

Walgreens has lowered prices on hundreds of medications available through its Prescription Savings Club, offering savings of up to 80% off its cash retail prices, as the program expands to welcome those with Medicare and Medicaid coverage.

Executives from CVS Health, Walgreens, Walmart and Target were on hand in the Rose Garden Friday, pledging space outside their stores for drive-through testing for COVID-19.

With experts noting that regularly washing hands or using an alcohol-based sanitizer can help prevent the spread of the disease, preparedness supplies are seeing serious movement at retail. 

A new bill introduced by Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., focused on improving transparency around third-party sellers online, is getting the backing of Walgreens.

Beaumont and Henry Ford hospitals in Detroit have received 22,500 pairs of gloves each from CDMA.

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