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.

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.

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.