Covid-19 vaccine makers told Congress on Feb. 23 that U.S. supplies should surge in the coming weeks due to manufacturing expansions and new vaccine authorizations.

The White House is increasing the supply of coronavirus vaccines sent each week to states to 13.5 million doses, and is also doubling the amount shipped to pharmacies to 2 million doses during the week of Feb. 15.

Walmart Inc. is preparing to offer Covid-19 vaccinations in seven more states, as well as in Chicago and Puerto Rico, expanding beyond the two states where the company’s pharmacists are offering inoculations.

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden said he would order increased production of syringes and other supplies to ramp up vaccinations against Covid-19 and improve upon the Trump administration rollout that he called a “dismal failure.”

Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban – best known as the owner of the Dallas Mavericks and an investor on the ABC business reality series “Shark Tank” – is diving into generic drugs with a new startup, dubbed Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company.

As the events that unfolded in Washington on Jan. 6 captured the nation’s attention, the raging coronavirus pandemic claimed its highest U.S. death toll yet, killing more than 4,000 people in a single day according to a Reuters tally.

More Americans were hospitalized with Covid-19 on Jan. 6 than at any time since the pandemic began, as total coronavirus infections crossed the 21 million mark, deaths soared across much of the United States and a historic vaccination effort lagged.

More Americans were hospitalized with Covid-19 as of Jan. 6 than at any time since the pandemic began, as coronavirus infections and deaths soared across much of the United States and a historic vaccination effort lagged.

The U.S. Justice Department sued Walmart Inc., accusing the world’s largest retailer of fueling the opioid crisis in the United States, ignoring warning signs from the company’s pharmacists and filling thousands of invalid prescriptions.

Walmart Inc., Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., CVS Health Corp. and Rite Aid Corp. told Reuters demand for flu shots at their U.S. pharmacies is up sharply – in some cases double from 2019 – as people try to protect themselves from influenza in the midst of a worsening Covid-19 pandemic.