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

WBA planning to unveil tech-enabled healthcare start-up

Walgreens Boots Alliance CFO James Kehoe outlined the forthcoming venture as part of his and co-COO Alex Gourlay's participation in the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.

NACDS debuts ad touting pharmacies’ role in providing COVID-19 vaccinations

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ new campaign carries the message that pharmacies can meet the demand for 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations in one month when such supply is available.

Hy-Vee storefront.

Hy-Vee customers who take COVID-19 antibody testing at more than 250 of its pharmacy locations will receive results in 15 minutes.

Etonogestrel and ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring products had a market value of more than $837 million, according to IQVIA November 2020 data.

Walgreens Boots Alliance said its investment in iA was meant to support the company's expansion and help develop automation solutions that would benefit the entire pharmacy industry.

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores said that retail pharmacies can meet the demand for 100 million COVID-19 vaccines in one month.

Healthcare worker giving vaccine.

The National Community Pharmacists Association is urging state and local health departments to enlist the community pharmacies in their jurisdictions to administer COVID-19 vaccinations.

Vials containing injection.

The Food and Drug Administration has informed Biocon Biologics and Mylan, a subsidiary of Viatris, of a deferred action on the biologics license application for MYL-14020, a biosimilar to Roche's Avastin (bevacizumab).

The National Quality Forum’s Rural Telehealth and Health Care System Readiness committee aims to develop a measurement framework to assess the impact of telehealth on rural health care systems.

Person at a virtual event on computer.

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting will be held virtually from April 26 to 28 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CVS exterior.

Coram, CVS Health’s infusion care business, will administer cancer treatment at home for eligible Cancer Treatment Centers of America patients.

A healthcare worker putting on gloves.

CVS Health and Walgreens said they expect to complete the administration of COVID-19 vaccines in skilled long-term care facilities nationwide by Jan. 25.

URAC's new Small Mail Service Pharmacy accreditation offering joins the already-existing Small Specialty Pharmacy Offering, which launched in 2019.

Kinney Drugs exterior.

All New York Kinney Drugs pharmacies will receive initial doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to administer only to those age 75 years old and older.

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