Amazon officially raised the curtain on Amazon Pharmacy

  • Amazon unveiled an online prescription marketplace and home delivery platform, dubbed Amazon Pharmacy.
  •  And its aggressive pursuit of pharmacy poses threats to incumbents and entrants alike. 
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The tech giant unveiled Amazon Pharmacy, which offers online prescription fulfillment and home delivery of medications via the Amazon website or mobile app and will be available to consumers 18+ in 45 states.

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Amazon Pharmacy accepts most forms of insurance, and uninsured Prime members can receive an up to 80% discount on meds. Prime members also receive unlimited free two-day delivery, while non-Prime customers receive free five-day delivery or the option to dish out $5.99 for two-day

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T-Mobile’s TVision Home IPTV service is shutting down at the end of December

T-Mobile is shutting down TVision Home, its IPTV cable service that utilized technology from its 2017 acquisition of Layer3. The service will officially shut down on December 30th, 2020 at 3AM ET, according to an FAQ on the T-Mobile website.

TVision Home’s shutdown comes shortly after the November 1st launch of the company’s new live TV streaming service — which, confusingly, also uses the TVision brand. The new TVision works via an app that’s available across many platforms and over a $50 4K Android TV dongle that’s sold by T-Mobile — a far more accessible way to access content than the TVision Home, which required a more traditional set-top box. And while a TVision Home subscription cost $90 per month, the new TVision offers a number of more affordable bundles of channels, including one that’s just $10 per month.

If you’re currently a subscriber to the TVision Home cable service,

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The FDA announced emergency approval of the first COVID-19 self-test that can be done fully at home. It provides results in 30 minutes.



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Dr. Vincent Carrao swabs a patient’s nose for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test at Palisades Oral Surgery, in Fort Lee, New Jersey, U.S., June 15, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

  • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Tuesday the emergency approval of the first COVID-19 test that can be done fully at home.
  • Lucira Health’s COVID-19 nasal swab self-test provides results in 30 minutes or less, and is authorized only on prescription.
  • People over the age of 14 can take the test if their healthcare provider suspects they may have COVID-19, the FDA said. 
  • Stephen M. Hahn, FDA commissioner, said: “While COVID-19 diagnostic tests have been authorized for at-home collection, this is the first that can be fully self-administered and provide results at home.”
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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday approved the first at-home COVID-19 test kit for emergency

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COVID-19 outbreak at Missouri nursing home leaves 20 dead, over 100 infected

An outbreak of COVID-19 in an eastern Jackson County, Mo., nursing home has reportedly left 20 dead and dozens of residents battling the disease.



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County health officials report that 157 people at the John Knox Village Care Center have tested positive for COVID-19, and the Kansas City Star reported 20 deaths from the virus occurred at the nursing home.

Seventeen of the deaths occurred this month and three people died last month, the facility’s vice president of health and community services told the newspaper.

“All these folks were somebody’s loved ones, someone’s parents, grandparents, and they really become part of our family as well,” Rodney McBride told the Star. “It’s really been heart wrenching. You just feel like you should have

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Pfizer and Moderna have both announced promising results in the phase 3 trials of their COVID-19 vaccines. Here’s how they differ.

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A “uniform approach” to the coronavirus pandemic is needed to replace the uneven response that has fueled a dangerous surge in hospitalizations and deaths across the nation, the top U.S. infectious disease expert said Tuesday.

“We need some fundamental public health measures that everyone should be adhering to, not a disjointed, ‘one state says one thing, the other state says another thing,’” Dr. Anthony Fauci said at a conference sponsored by The New York Times.

The Trump administration, however, has left the issue to states while encouraging them to keep businesses and schools open. Facing spiraling coronavirus numbers and with a contentious Election Day now in the rearview mirror, Republican governors have begun grudgingly lining up behind their Democratic colleagues in tightening restrictions aimed at taming the

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Opinion | Seven governors: Americans need to stay home this Thanksgiving

For eight months, the covid-19 pandemic has devastated American families everywhere. To fight this virus, governors across the country have listened to medical experts and worked around the clock to protect our families, the brave men and women on the front lines, and our small-business owners. No matter the action we take, we understand that our fight against covid-19 will be more effective when we work together.

That is why we, a group of bipartisan governors, are joining forces today to urge families across our region, and Americans everywhere, to do their part to protect themselves and their loved ones from the spread of covid-19. When it comes to fighting this virus, we are all on the same team.

Right now, cases and hospitalizations are skyrocketing in the Midwest and across the country. As the weather gets colder and more people head inside, it will get worse. It is more

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Here’s why most Americans won’t get it before next spring

The nation’s first Food and Drug Administration authorized home coronavirus test will cost about $50 and deliver results in 30 minutes or less.

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But forget about the test if you want to know whether you have COVID-19 before visiting family for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

The Lucira COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit will be limited to patients at Sutter Health in Northern California and Cleveland Clinic Florida in Miami-Fort Lauderdale until next spring. And even then, you must have symptoms and a health provider’s referral to get the test.



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The FDA Announced Emergency Approval of the First COVID-19 Self-Test That Can Be Done Fully at Home

It provides results in 30 minutes.

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday approved the first at-home COVID-19 test kit for emergency use.

The COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit, made by biotech company Lucira Health, is the first nasal swab test that can be fully self-administered at home, and it provides results in 30 minutes or less, according to a statement from the government agency.

Once the patient has done the nasal swab, it is then stirred into a vial and placed in a test unit. Within minutes, lights indicate whether the individual is positive, negative, or needs to repeat the test.

Related: The New Pfizer Vaccine Needs Plenty of Cold Storage, but Will There Be Enough Dry Ice?

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FDA Clears First Covid-19 Test Performed Fully at Home

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the first Covid-19 test that people can take at home by themselves and get results without the help of a lab, a long-awaited step.

The single-use, disposable test from Lucira Health Inc. uses nasal swabs and can be self-administered by anyone with a doctor’s prescription ages 14 years or older. The test searches for the genetic material of the new coronavirus and can give results in up to 30 minutes, the company said.

Some Covid-19 tests have been previously authorized for at-home collection, but Lucira’s is the first that can be fully self-performed and provide results at home minutes later.

Public-health experts have been clamoring for fast, easy-to-use at-home Covid-19 testing, especially as the virus is spreading at increasing rates around the U.S. If made widely available and cost-effective, at-home testing could become a valuable tool in helping people to safely return

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Home Depot Starts Looking Better Equipped Than Lowe’s

While both Home Depot and Lowe’s were clear retail winners this year, the latter has arguably benefited more thanks to a less urban footprint and a higher proportion of do-it-yourself customers. That may be a winning formula today, but Home Depot is the one that seems poised for more upside post-pandemic.

That isn’t to dismiss the gains that both retailers have seen. Neither experienced much of a slowdown in sales growth last quarter, as consumers continued spending more time and money on their homes.

Home Depot’s revenue rose 23% from a year earlier in its third quarter, basically the same growth it enjoyed the prior quarter. Lowe’s saw sales increase 28% in its latest quarter, after growing 30% in the previous period. Both results were above analyst expectations. Outdoor and garden categories proved popular; Home Depot noted that its 12-foot skeletons sold out before October.

Sales to DIY customers have

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