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News and information on retail pharmacy, including generic drugs, branded drugs, specialty pharmacy medications, pharmacy technology and legislative updates.

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HHS decision authorizes pharmacy techs, interns to provide vaccines, COVID-19 tests

The Department of Health and Human Services has authorized qualified pharmacy technicians and state-authorized pharmacy interns to administer childhood vaccines, COVID-19 vaccines when made available, and COVID-19 tests.

LifeWalker Mobility Products debuts UpWalker Lite

LifeWalker Mobility Products is debuting the UpWalker Lite, which the company said is 34% lighter than the Original UpWalker and well-suited for indoor use.

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The DOJ's settlement agreement will pave the way for Purdue to submit a plan of reorganization to the bankruptcy court that will transfer all of Purdue’s assets to a public benefit company.

Schuyler VanWinkle has been recognized by Cardinal Health as Generic Trade Representative of the Year for the second time in three years.

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LexisNexis Risk Solutions is welcoming Dave Corbett as head of sales and client engagement, while Jeff Diamond has been promoted to lead commercial operations.

The company now is offering COVID-19 tests for those 3 years old and older, expanding from its previous testing age cutoff of 18 years old and older. 

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

Working with Discovery Education, CVS Health has launched a suite of no-cost digital resources for educators related to drug misuse among students.

More than 8,000 Higi stations will display NACDS messaging that encourages them to talk to their pharmacist about the flu vaccine.

Casey Decker is Hy-Vee's new chief information officer, succeeding executive vice president Matt Ludwig, who becomes chief supply chain officer.

The retailer said Monday that it is planning to hire 15,000 associates — including 10,000 full- and part-time pharmacy technicians. 

The company is re-launching its famotidine tablets in 10- and 20-mg tablets, store-brand equivalents of original strength and maximum strength Pepcid AC. 

Rapamune and its generics had annual sales of $119.7 million for the year ended August 2020, according to IQVIA data. 

The organization handed out several awards, including its lifetime achievement award and others recognizing independent pharmacists who stand out in the profession.

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