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FILE - In this July 17, 2020 file photo, a senior citizen holds the hand of a care coordinator at a Health facility in Miami.  Federal health officials on Friday unveiled a plan to get approved coronavirus vaccines to nursing home residents free of cost, with the aid of two national pharmacy chains.
No vaccine has yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and the distribution program is contingent on that happening first. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Feds planning now to get coronavirus shots to nursing homes

Oct. 16, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials on Friday unveiled a plan to get yet-to-be-approved coronavirus vaccines to nursing home residents free of charge, enlisting two national pharmacy chains to help. Such a vaccine is not yet available. The distribution program is contingent on the Food and Drug...

FILE - In this June 25, 2016, file photo a person walks by signage hangs outside a Walgreens pharmacy in downtown Cincinnati.  COVID-19 took another bite out of Walgreens Boots Alliance quarterly numbers but this time left behind better-than-expected earnings. The drugstore chain said Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020,  that it made $373 million in the final quarter of fiscal 2020 after losing $1.7 billion the previous quarter, when millions of shoppers stayed home to avoid the rapidly spreading pandemic.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Drugstore chain Walgreens rebounds with $373M profit in 4Q

Oct. 15, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

COVID-19 took another bite out of Walgreens Boots Alliance quarterly numbers but this time left behind better-than-expected earnings. The drugstore chain said Thursday that it made $373 million in the final quarter of fiscal 2020 after losing $1.7 billion the previous quarter, when millions of shoppers stayed...

Bartell Drugs sold to Rite Aid for $95 million

Oct. 7, 2020 2:50 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Bartell Drugs, one of the oldest companies in Washington state, is being sold to Rite Aid for $95 million. The 67-store regional drugstore chain has been owned by the same family since its founding in Seattle’s Central District in 1890. The companies announced the deal on Wednesday....

This undated photo provided by Nicolette Louissaint shows her posing for a portrait. Louissaint is the executive director of Healthcare Ready, a disaster preparedness and response group which serves as a hub for coordinating donations and shipments of medicines, protective gear and other supplies during disasters. It was formed in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina. (Maximillian Franz/Nicolette Louissaint via AP)

Insider Q&A: Healthcare Ready director on disaster response

Oct. 4, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

When natural disasters strike, quickly getting the right aid to people is difficult at best. Doing so amid the worst pandemic in a century increases that challenge dramatically. For thousands of Americans displaced this year by hurricanes, floods and wildfires — plus those trying to avoid COVID-19...

A flu vaccine is administered to National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) staff members in Bethesda, Md., on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Federica Narancio)

High demand for flu shots? Experts hope to avoid 'twindemic'

Oct. 1, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

October is prime time for flu vaccinations, and the U.S. and Europe are gearing up for what experts hope is high demand as countries seek to avoid a “twindemic” with COVID-19. “There's considerable concern as we enter the fall and winter months and into the flu season that we'll have that...

This is the sign on a Rite Aid Pharmacy in Pittsburgh, Pa., Tuesday, April 14, 2020.  Rite Aid topped Wall Street expectations for the fiscal second quarter, Thursday, Sept. 24,  and gave a revised annual forecast, one quarter after withdrawing it due to COVID-19 uncertainty. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Rite Aid tops Street 2Q expectations, revises forecast

Sep. 24, 2020 9:14 AM EDT

Rite Aid topped Wall Street expectations for the fiscal second quarter and gave a revised annual forecast, one quarter after withdrawing it due to COVID-19 uncertainty. The drugstore chain said Thursday that its quarterly loss shrank to $13.2 million from $79.3 million in the previous year’s quarter. An...

Medical staff prepare to take a COVID-19 tests at a drive through community based assessment centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Health authorities in New Zealand are scrambling to trace the source of a new outbreak of the coronavirus as the nation's largest city, Auckland, goes back into lockdown. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The Latest: First case-free day for New Zealand in 5 weeks

Sep. 17, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has reported no new confirmed cases of the coronavirus for the first time in more than five weeks as hopes rise that an outbreak discovered in Auckland last month has been stamped out. Friday’s report also marked the fourth consecutive day without any cases of...

CVS to double number of pharmacy coronavirus testing sites

Sep. 17, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — CVS Health is doubling the number of drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites at its pharmacy locations around the country, the company said in a statement Thursday. The Woonsocket, Rhode Island, company plans to add more than 2,000 testing sites for a total of more than 4,000 by...

Editorial Roundup:

Sep. 14, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. September 10, 2020 Want one fewer contagious disease to worry about? Get a flu shot. Wash your hands. Wear a mask. Maintain physical distance from others. Stay home if you’re sick. By now everyone is familiar with measures to prevent spreading and contracting the novel coronavirus,...

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) supporters protest outside a Clicks store in Soweto, Johannesburg, Monday, Sept. 7 2020 calling for the closure of the stores around the country. The chain store posted an advertisement on their website that negatively described natural Black hair labelled as being

South African protesters close stores over offensive ad

Sep. 7, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Protests over an advertisement viewed as racially offensive forced the closure Monday of at least 60 outlets of a chain of drugstores. Leaders of the leftist opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters led the protests against the nationwide retailer Clicks, in which some of its...