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CVS to hire 15,000 workers ahead of flu season, COVID-19 vaccines

CVS to hire 15,000 workers ahead of flu season, COVID-19 vaccines

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 19th, 2020
U.S. pharmacy chain CVS Health Corp on Monday said it will hire 15,000 employees in the fourth quarter of this year as the onset of winter could fuel a resurgence in the spread of COVID-19 and flu cases.
Pfizer says late-stage coronavirus vaccine study shows moderate side effects

Pfizer says late-stage coronavirus vaccine study shows moderate side effects

By: Manas Mishra
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: September 15th, 2020
Pfizer Inc said on Tuesday participants were showing mild-to-moderate side effects when given either the company’s experimental coronavirus vaccine or a placebo in an ongoing late-stage study.
Why GNC filed for bankruptcy protection despite vitamin sales boom

Why GNC filed for bankruptcy protection despite vitamin sales boom

By: Shawn Baldwin
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: September 17th, 2020
From New England to Southern California, chances are if you ever needed a potassium boost, there was a GNC at a nearby mall. But the company that urged Americans to “Live Well” has fallen on tough times. In June, GNC filed for protection from creditors in bankruptcy court, with plans to close about 1,000 locations — more than 10% of its global footprint.
Covid-19 Vaccine Race Turns Deep Freezers Into a Hot Commodity - WSJ

Covid-19 Vaccine Race Turns Deep Freezers Into a Hot Commodity

By: Jared S. Hopkins
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: September 4th, 2020
Drug, logistics and public-health officials assemble a cold-storage supply chain as experimental vaccines approach the end of late-stage testing.
U.S. scraps Philips ventilator order in 2020 earnings blow

U.S. scraps Philips ventilator order in 2020 earnings blow

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: August 31st, 2020
Philips (PHG.AS) said the U.S. Department of Health had cancelled most of an order for 43,000 ventilators, leading the Dutch medical equipment maker to cut its 2020 earnings outlook.
GSK, partner Vir join race to find COVID-19 antibody treatment

GSK, partner Vir join race to find COVID-19 antibody treatment

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: August 31st, 2020
GlaxoSmithKline and partner Vir Biotechnology have started testing their experimental antibody on early-stage COVID-19 patients, entering the race to find a winner in a promising class of antiviral drugs to combat the pandemic.
Centene and Quartet Health expand partnership nationwide to help ensure members have access to critical behavioral health care during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

Centene and Quartet Health expand partnership nationwide to help ensure members have access to critical behavioral health care during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

By: Centene
Source: Centene
Date of Publication: July 16th, 2020
Centene Corporation and Quartet Health announced a nationwide expansion of their existing partnership to help members quickly and easily access the behavioral health care they need.
Moderna shares jump on $1.5 billion U.S. contract for COVID-19 vaccine

Moderna shares jump on $1.5 billion U.S. contract for COVID-19 vaccine

By: Manas Mishra
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: August 12th, 2020
Shares of Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) rose more than 5% on Wednesday after analysts said a $1.5 billion coronavirus vaccine supply agreement with the U.S. government could lead to similar deals with other countries.
Leading health and well-being company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) today announced actions designed to help provide financial and administrative relief for the health care provider community facing unprecedented strain during the coronavirus pandemic.

Humana Announces Health Care Provider Initiative to Help Ease Financial and Administrative Stress During Coronavirus Pandemic

By: Humana
Source: Humana
Date of Publication: April 2nd, 2020
Humana Inc. announces actions designed to help provide financial and administrative relief for the health care provider community facing unprecedented strain during the coronavirus pandemic.
The world’s biggest coronavirus vaccine study begins, a U.S. trial that will include 30,000 people to see if the shots really work

The world’s biggest coronavirus vaccine study begins, a U.S. trial that will include 30,000 people to see if the shots really work

Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: July 27th, 2020
The world’s biggest Covid-19 vaccine study got underway Monday with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping to test shots created by the U.S. government. There’s still no guarantee that the experimental vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna, will really protect.