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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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Walgreens Boots Alliance launches digital experience, insights platform

Walgreens Boots Alliance is expanding its partnership with Microsoft and Adobe to deliver personalized healthcare and shopping offerings.

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Sol-Gel Technologies, Perrigo to collaborate on 3 new generics

Sol-Gel and Perrigo's collaboration on generics now covers 10 products.

Approximately 99.6% of votes cast by Mylan shareholders were voted in favor of the proposed combination of Mylan and Upjohn.

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Rite Aid customer donations during its annual Miracle Balloon fundraising campaign support treatments and healthcare services for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Mexiletine hydrochloride has a market value of roughly $16 million, according to IQVIA.

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The Department of Health and Human Services will extend its partnership with national pharmacy and grocery retail chains in order to provide Americans access to COVID-19 testing.

Zydus Cadila’s generic Antivert tablets provide treatment for symptoms associated with motion sickness and vertigo.

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CVS Health said it will continue to support the LGBT+ community, despite the new rule by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Propafenone hydrochloride extended-release capsules had a market value of roughly $51 million for the 12 months ended May 2020, according to IQVIA.

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Walgreens is teaming up with Greater Than AIDS to provide 10,000 OraQuick In-Home HIV Test kits in high need areas.

Foram Vaishnav, who leads North American pharmacovigilance and safety for Dr. Reddy's, talked to DSN about what it takes to keep the pharma supply chain safe.

DisposeRx has a new offering that can be customized by insurance plans to combat the opioid crisis.

CVS Health’s Return Ready offers organizations a customizable COVID-19 testing solution, clinical protocols and reporting to meet their unique needs.

A DSN webinar featured three panelists who highlighted pharmacists' expanded role as vaccinators amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Rivaroxaban tablets — 10 mg, 15 mg and 20 mg — had a market value of $6.1 billion for the 12 months ended March 2020, according to IQVIA.

Abbott's FreeStyle Libre 2 continuous glucose monitoring system does not require fingersticks.

A Walgreens pharmacist giving a patient a vaccine.

Walgreens is resuming immunization services ahead of flu season, with safety measures that adhere to new CDC guidelines.

To minimize the spread of COVID-19, industry organizations issued a joint statement outlining best practices for pharmacies and PBMs to follow for documenting signature-free delivery or pickup of prescriptions.

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Steve Anderson, president and CEO of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, responded to a recent Wall Street Journal editorial that he said ignores the role pharmacies and pharmacists play in patient health.

A New York law signed on June 17 will allow pharmacists to vaccinate New Yorkers against COVID-19 once a vaccine is available.

CVS Pharmacy, through a partnership with DoorDash, is expanding its same-day home delivery offerings for health, beauty and wellness essentials.

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ comments calls electronic prescribing an important tool for improving patient health outcomes and combating the misuse, abuse, and diversion of controlled substances.

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David Evans, who most recently served as Cardinal Health’s interim chief financial officer, will join its board of directors on July 1.

CVS COVID-19 test drive-thru site.

CVS Health is adding 35 additional new drive-thru test sites to the 107 locations it has in California to address the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

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.

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Bansi Nagji, previously McKesson's executive vice president and chief strategy and business development officer, will serve as GoodRx's president of health care.

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