It’s Easier to Find Covid Tests — for Now

Once hard to find, at-home test kits are easily available, and you may have more than you need — for now.

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Angry Customers, More Work and Longer Hours Strain Pharmacists

Pharmacists and technicians, who have played a critical role in administering Covid-19 tests and vaccines, say they are burned out nearly two years into the pandemic.

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Searching for Pfizer’s Paxlovid Pills When Mom Got Covid

The experience showed how hard it is for many people to get potentially lifesaving treatments.

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Why Rapid Covid Tests May Not Be Free Upfront at First

Not all health plans will be ready for the Covid tests to be free upfront at stores, relying at first on receipts and reimbursement.

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Booster Rollout for Nursing Homes Is Sluggish

Thousands of new cases have been reported among vulnerable elderly residents in the last several months, as the virulent Delta variant fuels outbreaks.

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CVS, Walgreens and Walmart Fueled Opioid Crisis, Jury Finds

This is the first jury verdict in an opioid case. The decision embraced a key legal argument that judges in other opioid cases had recently rejected.

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CVS, Walgreens and Walmart Perpetuated Opioid Crisis, Jury Finds

This is the first jury verdict in an opioids case. The decision embraced a key legal argument that judges in other opioids cases had recently rejected.

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How Specialty Pharmacies Cater to the Blind and Those With Impaired Vision

The pandemic has exposed flaws in services for people who can’t easily access a drive-through window for Covid shots or testing or can’t read prescription labels.

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As Lebanon’s Crisis Deepens, Lines for Fuel Grow, and Food and Medicine Are Scarce

The World Bank said the financial crisis could rank among the world’s three worst since the mid-1800s. The currency has lost more than 90 percent of its value and unemployment has skyrocketed.

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Pharmacies Are Entering the Mental Health Market

Call it the ultimate in ‘retail therapy.’ Now you can shop for mental health services at CVS, Rite Aid and other national chains.

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Biden Shifts Vaccination Strategy in Drive to Reopen by July 4

President Biden, facing a slowing rate of vaccinations and a hope for near normalcy by Independence Day, said the government would shift from mass vaccination sites to local settings.

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This Pharmacist Had Covid-19 Vaccine Doses to Spare. So He Hit the Road.

The pharmacist has started doing pop-up vaccination events at senior affordable housing facilities, possibly illuminating a new way to reach vulnerable groups.

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Hunting for a Leftover Vaccine? This Site Will Match You With a Clinic.

More than half a million people have signed up for Dr. B, a service that promises to match them with clinics struggling to equitably dole out extra doses before they expire.

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A New York Drugstore Nearly as Storied as the City Itself

C.O. Bigelow in Greenwich Village has helped heal Manhattan’s ailing for generations, thanks in large part to the work of a single family.

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With Vaccines in More Drugstores, Pharmacies Go on Hiring Sprees

Pharmacies are dangling five-figure signing bonuses and competing against one another to quickly recruit pharmacists and support staff.

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Surveillance as a Service

Jeff Bezos is intent on recording even our moods. How much personal data is too much to give to Amazon?

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Pharmacist and Drug Dealer Sentenced to Prison in Plot to Firebomb Rival Pharmacy

The Nebraska pharmacist was sentenced to nine years and the Maryland drug dealer was sentenced for 14 years for the plot.

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CVS Fined for Safety Issues at Oklahoma Pharmacies

The state faulted the company for prescription errors and inadequate staffing, a rare action that followed complaints at drugstore chains across the country.

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Big Pharmacy Chains Also Fed the Opioid Epidemic, Court Filing Says

New details emerge in a lawsuit asserting that chains including CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens sold millions of pills in small towns but rarely flagged suspicious orders to authorities.

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