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COVID-19

Kroger launches COVID-19 testing solution

Kroger launches COVID-19 testing solution

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health on Thursday launched COVIDCare Plus, a coronavirus testing and health care solution for employers. The testing program is centered on Kroger Health’s FDA-authorized COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit, which combines self-administered testing with virtual supervision by a licensed healthcare provider to help ensure the highest level of accuracy of test results.

Video Forum: Martin Otto, H-E-B

Video Forum: Martin Otto, H-E-B

H-E-B has won high marks for its performance throughout the COVID-19 crisis. In this installment of our Video Forum, Martin Otto, the company’s chief operating officer, talks about H-E-B’s response to the crisis, the role community pharmacy can play in making health care more effective and efficient, and what grocers and pharmacies need to do

NRF: Recovery is ‘being tested daily’

NRF: Recovery is ‘being tested daily’

WASHINGTON – Despite signs that reopening businesses have begun to lift the economy, National Retail Federation chief economist Jack Kleinhenz said Monday that conflicting data makes it difficult to say how steady the comeback will be. “Optimism about the economy and retail spending is being tested daily with the spread of the coronavirus,” Kleinhenz said.

Loblaw sees sales gains in Q2

Loblaw sees sales gains in Q2

BRAMPTON, Ontario — Loblaw Cos. posted strong sales gains for its fiscal second quarter, as COVID-19 boosted consumer demand. But spending on safety measures related to the pandemic hurt earnings, the company said Thursday. “Loblaw delivered strong operational performance, as both our base business and strategic growth pillars performed well amidst the extraordinary conditions brought

NACDS urges Congress to advance COVID testing services

NACDS urges Congress to advance COVID testing services

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS on Wednesday urged Congress to take necessary action to help pharmacies and pharmacists scale and sustain COVID-19 testing services for the benefit of patients, communities, states and the nation. NACDS also expressed disappointment about lobbying by the American Medical Association (AMA) that stands in the way of patients’ enhanced access to

In China, health and illness both come by mouth

In China, health and illness both come by mouth

Editor’s note: In the eighth installment of their continuing series, Alice Wang and Ed Rowland, now joined by longtime colleague and advisor Alf Luo, will examine the central cultural role of the mouth and how that continues to impact COVID-19 consumer healthcare purchasing patterns in sometimes surprising ways. Part one is available here. Part two

NCPA introduces ‘Essential’ campaign for small business relief

NCPA introduces ‘Essential’ campaign for small business relief

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The next COVID-19 package should shield essential small businesses from opportunistic lawsuits, extend the Paycheck Protection Program, provide or ensure hazard pay and let pharmacists administer tests and vaccines, according to the National Community Pharmacists Association, which launched its “Essential” campaign Wednesday via social media. Doug Hoey “Essential businesses are taking great

Video Forum: McKesson’s Health Mart

Video Forum: McKesson’s Health Mart

This installment of the Chain Drug Review/MMR Video Forum series features insights on McKesson’s network of franchised pharmacies. Health Mart president Nimesh Jhaveri and franchisee Ghada Zuhair Abu Kuwaik, owner and chief pharmacist at CureMed Pharmacy in Clifton, N.J., discuss the network’s response to COVID-19 and the future role of community pharmacy.

Pandemic speeds move to online food shopping

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Food Industry Association (FMI) and The Hartman Group were in the midst of preparing their annual report on trends in grocery shopping when the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States. The “before” and “after” impacts illustrate the role the pandemic has played in accelerating the adoption of online food shopping, according

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