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Health Insurance and Demand for Masking, Testing and Contact Tracing – New Data from The Commonwealth Fund

The coronavirus pandemic occasioned the Great Lockdown for people to shelter-at-home, tele-work if possible, and shut down large parts of the U.S. economy considered “non-essential.” As health insurance for working-age people is tied to employment, COVID-19 led to disproportionate loss of health plan coverage especially among people earning lower incomes, as well as non-white workers,… Read More »

Drugmakers struggle to meet demand for antidepressant Zoloft amid COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has tested pharma’s supply chain and spawned several drug shortages. Now, with mental health suffering, antidepressant Zoloft and its generics are in short supply. A number of drugmakers are having trouble keeping up with higher demand, while some can’t get their hands on active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) to make the medicine, the… Read More »

Pharmacy Job Demand Could Grow Because of COVID-19 – Drug Topics

The growing recognition of the importance of pharmacists and pharmacy staff on the front lines of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic could draw more students to the profession. Already, there is a heightened demand for retail pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Soon after the pandemic hit the United States in mid-March, CVS said it would immediately… Read More »