24-hour pharmacies are returning to Delaware (National Cancer Institute photo from Unsplash)

24-hour pharmacies on way back to Delaware

Ken Mammarella Business, Headlines

Pharmacies trying to surmount national staffing shortages and burnout are buying robots to sort meds, using remote pharmacists, offering bonuses as high as $75,000 and changing how pharmacists are evaluated. They’re also cutting store hours. That’s why it appears that Delaware no longer has any 24-hour bricks-and-mortar retail pharmacies. For now. But there’s hope. Walgreens, the No. 2 pharmacy chain …

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Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Dec. 18, 2022

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Carney extends health emergency to protect hospital capacity DE Supreme Court explains decision to overturn vote-by-mail Culture Volunteers help pack Mountaire Cares boxes to feed 12,000 Business Walgreens, CVS to pay Delaware $43.6M opioid settlement Global case manufacturer moves from Maryland to Delaware Food …

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Walgreens, CVS to pay Delaware $43.6M opioid settlement

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware stands to receive some $43.6 million from settlements with CVS and Walgreens over their roles in America’s opioid epidemic. In total, CVS will pay $5 billion and Walgreens will pay $5.7 billion, which will be distributed amongst states and municipalities involved in the litigation. The announcement comes just days after public health officials announced that Nov. 2022 was Delaware’s …

State tells unvaccinated people to test weekly; testing kits now at libraries

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

This Abbott Laboratories at-home COVID-19 test kit is available at Delaware libraries. The state of Delaware is recommending that unvaccinated people get tested weekly for the COVID-19 virus. In a press release issued Tuesday, the state also said those who are not vaccinated should be tested five to seven days after being exposed to someone with COVID-19 and that they …

Delaware will spend $100 million opioid windfall on treatment, prevention

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware’s share of the opiod settlement will flow into the state over 17 years. Photo by Tanya Nova/Pexels   Most of the $100 million Delaware is getting in an opioid lawsuit settlement will be spent on treatment and prevention of drug abuse. Attorney General Kathleen Jennings talked Thursday in a press conference about how the state will deal with its …