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Walmart, Sam’s Club host drug take-back events

Walmart and Sam’s Club will be hosting events on Oct. 24 to help people dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescription medications.

People of different races holding hands.

NACDS supports March of Dimes’ #BlanketChange movement

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is joining the March of Dimes’ #BlanketChange campaign to raise awareness of and eliminate racial and health disparities.

CVS Health is reminding patients to refill their prescriptions as Hurricane Sally approaches and makes landfall.

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is urging states to act to ensure patients have access to vaccines administered at pharmacies following a new directive from the Department of Health and Human Services.

The American Pharmacists Association and Walmart are bringing free online training on opioid stewardship to all pharmacists and technicians in a program that contains 6.5 hours of training and education.

A healthcare worker giving a vaccine to a person.

The American Pharmacists Association is urging pharmacists and technicians to tell lawmakers to authorize pharmacists as healthcare providers under Medicare Part B for COVID-19 testing and/or influenza on an emergency basis.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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