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NACDS’ Anderson talks COVID-19, leadership and social justice at George Washington Presidential Library

NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson participated in a wide-ranging interview with Peter Cressy, director of the George Washington Leadership Institute of the George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon.

Bartell's storefront.

Bartell Drugs' 18th annual School Tools donation drive adapts to pandemic needs

Bartell Drugs, in partnership with local radio station STAR 101.5 and World Vision, has adapted the School Tools program to reflect the changing needs of students and families during the pandemic.

Hy-Vee storefront.

Hy-Vee is making it easier for SNAP/EBT beneficiaries to pay for grocery curbside pickup orders by accepting the program's electronic benefits transfer cards as payment at the time of pickup.

The Compliance Team founder and CEO, Sandra Canally, outlines how the new certification works and what pharmacies can expect to learn from the program.

A healthcare preparing a vaccination.

Industry organizations are signaling that pharmacy can play a critical role in actually administering the millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses needed to curb the pandemic. 

Long Drugs parent company CVS Health said around 100 of the permanent full and part-time positions will be hired in Hawaii in the next month.

Injectable vials.

Seqirus expects to supply up to 60 million doses of influenza vaccines for healthcare providers in the United States.

In-store mobile payment.

PayPal and Venmo QR codes will roll out to CVS Pharmacies nationwide in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar met with ReNue Rx owner Raj Chhadua to recognize the meaningful work pharmacists are contributing to the fight against COVID-19 through test collection.

The new openings will bring Rite Aid’s total COVID-19 testing footprint to 264 locations in 15 states, with the capacity to collectively carry out more than 96,000 tests per week.

A pharmacist with a mask spraying sanitizer on patient.

In a DSN webinar, Nancy Lyons, chief pharmacist at Health Mart and vice president of pharmaceutical solutions and services at McKesson, highlighted how independent pharmacies are rising to the challenge amid COVID-19.

Hy-Vee storefront.

Hy-Vee announced plans to offer in-store and drive-up flu vaccines beginning Aug 17.

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.

GSK will supply more than 50 million doses of its influenza vaccines for the U.S. market during the 2020-2021 season, an increase from 46 million during the 2019-2020 influenza season.

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