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FILE - In this April 14, 2020 file photo, Nicole Smith-Holt reacts in the gallery after the Minnesota House passed a long-awaited insulin affordability bill championed by Smith-Holt,in St. Paul, Minn. Her 26-year-old son Alec, of Minneapolis, died of diabetic complications in 2017 because he was forced to ration his supply of the drug. Minnesota diabetics who need emergency insulin supplies but can't afford them will be able to get them starting Wednesday, July 1, 2020 under a new state law. (AP Photo/Jim Mone File)

Minnesota program will provide insulin to needy diabetics

Jun. 30, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota diabetics who need emergency insulin supplies but can't afford them will be able to get the drug starting Wednesday under a new state law. The safety net program within the Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act, which the Legislature passed in April, will allow qualifying...

KB Home, Walt Disney fall; Rite Aid, Accenture rise

Jun. 25, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Thursday: Rite Aid Corp., up $3.42 to $16.29. The drugstore chain reported a surge in first-quarter revenue and beat Wall Street's financial forecasts. Accenture Plc., up $15.48 to $217.32. The consulting company's third-quarter revenue...

FILE - This April 14, 2020, file photo shows the sign on a Rite Aid Pharmacy in Pittsburgh, Pa. Customers pumped up Rite Aid sales of sanitizers, wipes and liquor, helping the drugstore chain deliver a better-than-expected fiscal first-quarter performance. Company shares started climbing early Thursday, June 25, 2020, after Rite Aid said its loss shrank to $63.5 million from $99.7 million in the previous year’s quarter. The results topped analyst expectations.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Rite Aid 1Q loss shrinks, helped by pandemic-inspired sales

Jun. 25, 2020 11:57 AM EDT

Customers pumped up Rite Aid sales of sanitizers, wipes and liquor, helping the drugstore chain deliver a better-than-expected first-quarter performance. Company shares started climbing early Thursday after Rite Aid said its fiscal first-quarter loss shrank to $63.5 million from $99.7 million in the previous...

Commuters wearing protective face masks to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus line up to board a bus at a bus terminal in Beijing, Monday, June 22, 2020. A Beijing government spokesperson said the city has contained the momentum of a recent coronavirus outbreak that has infected a few hundreds of people, after the number of daily new cases fell to single digits. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Latest: China reports 22 newly confirmed cases of virus

Jun. 22, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

BEIJING — China has reported 22 newly confirmed cases of coronavirus, including 13 in Beijing, a day after a city government spokesperson said containment measures had slowed the momentum of an outbreak in the capital that has infected more than 200 people. Another nine cases were brought by Chinese...

Cheryl Pearce, a volunteer working the first tee, wears a mask as a precaution against the coronavirus, at the start the third round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Hilton Head Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) Cheryl Bearce

South Carolina city passes state's 1st mask requirement

Jun. 22, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina city voted Monday to require people to wear masks in grocery stores and pharmacies, becoming the first in the state mandating face coverings to fight COVID-19. The Greenville City Council passed the rule unanimously hours after placing it on its regular agenda. All...

Members of Sri Lanka's St John's ambulance service spray disinfectants in a public school to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, June 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Asia Today: 4th-worst-hit India sees rural virus cases soar

Jun. 22, 2020 9:05 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s coronavirus caseload has risen to 425,282 as infections soar in rural areas to which migrant workers fleeing major cities have returned in recent weeks. India’s health ministry on Monday reported 14,821 new cases and about 300 new deaths, bring the toll of fatalities...

Man pleads guilty in $50 million prescription drug scam

Jun. 16, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man accused of masterminding a prescription drug scheme that authorities say caused more than $50 million in losses to health benefit programs and insurers pleaded guilty on Tuesday. William Hickman faces sentencing in November on one count each of money...

FILE - This Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, file photo shows a sign at a CVS Pharmacy in Pittsburgh. Drugstore chains Walgreens and CVS Health say they will stop locking up beauty and hair care products aimed at black women and other women of color. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Some stores end practice of locking up black beauty products

Jun. 11, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Drugstore chains Walgreens and CVS Health say they will stop locking up beauty and hair care products aimed at black women and other women of color, joining Walmart in ending a practice at some stores that has drawn the ire of customers. “We are currently ensuring multicultural hair...

West Virginia sues Rite-Aid, Walgreens over pain pill flood

Jun. 4, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Rite-Aid and Walgreens failed to monitor and report suspicious orders of prescription painkillers in West Virginia while inundating their retail pharmacies with tens of millions of pills, according to a state lawsuit. The lawsuit filed by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey alleges...

Suits accuse retail chains of flooding Ohio with painkillers

May. 28, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Five retail chains flooded two Ohio counties with tens of millions of prescription painkillers through their pharmacies while taking few if any steps to stop drugs from being illegally diverted, according to updated lawsuits unsealed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland. The counties are...