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Entries for July 2022

With a pledge from COVID-19 vaccine makers to have reformulated doses ready for rollout by September, the Biden administration is pausing plans to widen availability of second boosters until then. Only Americans aged 50 years and older or those aged 12 and older with compromised immune systems currently qualify for a second booster dose. Officials were contemplating offering the doses to additiona...

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U.S. adults seeking primary protection against coronavirus now have a fourth option, after Ceners for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, endorsed the Novavax vaccine on the advice of expert advisers. The Maryland-based manufacturer told CDC that slightly more than 1 million doses of its vaccine have been administered on a global basis as of June 30. The tally is...

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The Biden administration is reminding about 60,000 retail pharmacies that they still must provide abortion pills, birth control and other reproductive care treatments under federal civil rights laws. The guidance (PDF), sent by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Wednesday, comes in response to the Supreme Court decision to overturn a constitutional right to abortion....

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CVS Leaves NACDS

Posted on July 05, 2022 in: Professional Practice

CVS LEAVES NACDS: CVS Health has left the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, according to the poltical newsletter Politico Influence. It's leaving the retail pharmacy trade group without one of the country’s largest drug store chains amid a push to rein in pharmacy benefit managers, the largest of which CVS owns. — “While we have made the decision to...

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