With global attention on gender and racial inequities this year, the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) is proud to recognize BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) GSK, Surgical Care Affiliates and Walgreens Boots Alliance with 2020 ACE Awards for exemplary workplace initiatives that are working to close the gender and racial inequities in the healthcare and life sciences industry.

Healthcare providers – including CVS Health Corp. – are kicking off flu vaccinations early, ordering extra shots and aiming to add tests that check for both the annual flu and COVID-19, pharmacy executives and experts told Reuters.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is partnering with primary care provider VillageMD to open doctor offices attached to the pharmacy chain’s drugstores across the United States.

CVS Health Corp. is expanding drive-through testing sites for COVID-19 to 350 locations in 14 U.S. states with an aim to open 1,000 sites nationwide by the end of May.

A highly anticipated trial pitting New York state against McKesson Corp., Johnson & Johnson, CVS Health Corp. and others for allegedly fueling the opioid epidemic was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to the court.

CVS Health Corp.’s pharmacy benefit management (PBM) unit is launching a new program under which employers and insurers will be able to offer diabetes drugs, including insulin, at no out-of-pocket costs to their members.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s quarterly profit missed Wall Street estimates, hit by lower payments from insurers on drugs sold at the company’s U.S. pharmacies, knocking back the pharmacy store chain’s shares and those of rival CVS Health Corp.

CVS Health Corp. and the drugstore chain’s Omnicare unit were sued by the U.S. government, which accused them of fraudulently billing Medicare and other programs for drugs for older and disabled people without valid prescriptions.

CVS Health Corp. said the company will make it easier for patients with advanced cancer enrolled in some Aetna insurance plans to receive broad genetic gene sequencing tests that can help identify the best drug or treatment for them.

United Parcel Service Inc. Flight Forward drones have flown prescription medications to the front lawn of a private home and to a retirement center, the UPS unit’s first revenue-generating deliveries for drugstore chain CVS Health Corp.