Archive: COVID-19

  • October 8, 2021

    Employers are Asking | Open Enrollment Tips and Tricks

    Open enrollment season is right around the corner, but hopefully your organization has already begun work on a successful season. This time of year is always busiest for our client service team. We field questions daily about open enrollment and …

  • September 30, 2021

    Employers are Asking | COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnant People

    This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a Health Advisory to urge people who are pregnant, recently pregnant or trying to become pregnant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant are people has …

  • September 27, 2021

    CDC Chief Recommends Pfizer Boosters for Workers at Risk

    CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation for a booster shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to certain populations Friday. The CDC also recommended a booster dose for workers in high-risk occupational …

  • September 16, 2021

    Employers are Asking | COVID-19 Vaccine ETS Mandate

    Last week, the Biden Administration ordered the U.S. Department of Labor to create an Emergency Temporary Standard through OHSA stating that all employers with more than 100 employees must vaccinate their workforce, or subject to weekly testing. Unsurprisingly, the announcement …

  • September 10, 2021

    White House Announces Vaccine Mandates for Employers, Contractors, Healthcare Workers

    President Joe Biden announced a sweeping new COVID-19 Action Plan – Path Out of the Pandemic – which included new rounds of vaccine mandates for various industries.

  • September 2, 2021

    Employers are Asking | COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates in the Workplace

    The impact of COVID-19 on employers is evolving. Employers are challenged with how to provide a safe workplace for employees and customers. Some employers are exploring mandates or providing incentives to employees for obtaining a COVID-19 vaccine. For those employers …

  • August 26, 2021

    Employers are Asking | FDA Approves Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

    The FDA granted full approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine — which will be marketed as Comirnaty. This applies to all Americans ages 16 and older, however, the vaccine is still available under Emergency Use Authorization for patients between the ages …

  • August 23, 2021

    FDA Grants Full Approval of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

    The Pfizer vaccine first was granted Emergency Use Authorization in December 2020, and the authorization was expanded to people ages 12 through 15 in May 2021, and continues to be available and for the administration of a third booster dose …

  • August 19, 2021

    Employers are Asking | COVID-19 Booster Shots

    We’ve been hearing about booster shots for the COVID-19 vaccine for a few months, and now it looks like they’re finally here. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention released a joint statement with the U.S Department of Health and …

  • May 14, 2021

    Shopping for Your Prescription Drugs Online: An Update

    This new search tool includes pricing of 60,000 pharmacies across the US, according to the blog post and link above. Naturally, as a pharmacist, I was curious so I took this search tool for a test drive today to check …

  • May 12, 2021

    CDC, FDA Approves Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Use in Children Ages 12-16

    Indianapolis media reported Dr. Lindsay Weaver, Indiana’s chief medical officer, said Hoosier parents will be allowed to register their 12- to 15-year-old children beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday.

  • May 6, 2021

    Ways to Save? Importation of Drugs From Canada: Think Twice

    While some individuals and their employers have obtained medications through personal importation that appear to reduce the drug’s cost, the savings results are not universal and there are other considerations that as a pharmacist I think every employer and their …

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