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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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Janssen’s COVID-19 vaccine gets emergency use authorization, shipments begin

Johnson & Johnson expects to supply enough of the single-shot vaccine by the end of March for 20 million people, with the goal of 100 million doses in the first half of 2021.

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Oncopeptides obtains FDA nod for Pepaxto

Oncopeptides' Pepaxto is the first anticancer peptide-drug conjugate approved in multiple myeloma.

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Perrigo is selling its generic prescription business to Altaris Capital Partners for a total consideration of $1.55 billion, including $1.5 billion in cash.

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The Food and Drug Administration is allowing undiluted frozen vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to be transported and stored at conventional temperatures commonly found in pharmaceutical freezers for a period of up to two weeks.

The product had a market value of roughly $332 million, for the 12 months ended December 2020, according to IQVIA.

CVS Health has approximately 570,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines available across 17 states through its latest allocation.

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The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and National Association of County and City Health Officials hosted a webinar focused on local health department and pharmacy partnerships’ role in aiding COVID-19 vaccine administration.

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Sarepta's Amondys 45 provides a targeted treatment option for Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients with a confirmed mutation of the DMD gene that is amenable to exon 45 skipping.

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Teva's generic Cytomel is used as replacement therapy for certain cases of underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism).

Walgreens’ Brad McElya discusses the retailer's efforts to be a resource for patients living with HIV, as well as those who want to know their HIV status and/or get started on pre-exposure prophylaxis.

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The American Pharmacists Association, and the Associataion for Accessible Medicines praised President Biden's executive order on America’s supply chains as an important step in determining the best ways to ensure the security and resiliency of the pharmaceutical and medical supply chains.

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Lilly and Welldoc will team up to create a new version of the BlueStar insulin management solution that integrates insulin dosing data for several Lilly insulins.

The nation’s two leading drug chains on Tuesday both announced plans to bring COVID-19 vaccinations to the retail setting in multiple states.

The tool is able to handle more than 250,000 requests daily and will reflect the number of vaccine doses confirmed with Kroger’s system.

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