Kroger, Meijer Expand Flu Vaccine Services

September 26, 2020 01:15pm

Anticipating higher demand for the flu vaccine this season, many pharmacy chains are expanding their services.

FDA Approves Mepolizumab for Hypereosinophilic Syndrome
Study: Initial SARS-CoV-2 Viral Loads Decreased As Pandemic Progressed
Coronavirus News Roundup: Johnson & Johnson’s Vaccine Enters Phase 3 Trial, FDA Authorizes Point-of-Care Antibody Test
FDA Issues Warning Over Dangerous TikTok ‘Benadryl Challenge’

Pharmacy Technicians on the Front Line of Health Care

September 25, 2020

The need for skilled and knowledgeable pharmacy technicians in our workforce remains steady throughout current times.

Phase 3 EMPACTA Study: Tocilizumab Shows Efficacy in COVID-19 Associated Pneumonia

September 24, 2020

Tocilizumab (Actemra; Genentech) reduced the likelihood of needing mechanical ventilation in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 associated pneumonia.

Expert Interview: Medication Decision Support

September 24, 2020

Anna Dover, PharmD, discusses how modernizations in medication decision support are advancing pharmacy practice.

Walmart Pilots Drone Delivery of COVID-19 Tests

September 24, 2020

Walmart is piloting drone delivery of at-home coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) self-collection kits.

FDA Issues EUA for First Point-of-Care COVID-19 Antibody Test

September 24, 2020

The Assure test is the only FDA authorized COVID-19 point-of-care serology test.

Sun Pharma Recalls 1 Lot of Metformin Due to NDMA Levels

September 24, 2020

Sun Pharmaceuticals issued a voluntary recall of 1 lot of its metformin hydrochloride for extended-release (ER) oral suspension (Riomet ER), 500 mg per 5 mL.

HPV Vaccination Coverage Lags Behind 2020 Target Goal

September 23, 2020

A recent report looked at whether human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination coverage will meet the Healthy People 2020 goal.

USPSTF Issues Draft Recommendation on Vitamin D Screening in Adults

September 23, 2020

The US Preventive Services Task Force concluded that the current evidence is insufficient to make a recommendation for or against vitamin D deficiency screening in asymptomatic adults.

Semaglutide Associated With Improved Kidney Function in Type 2 Diabetes

September 23, 2020

In a post-hoc analysis, researchers reported the effects of semaglutide on kidney function in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Enters Phase 3 Trial

September 23, 2020

Johnson & Johnson has launched its large-scale phase 3 trial for Janssen’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate.

Diversifying the Pharmacy Business

September 23, 2020

In the face of increasing industry pressures, independent pharmacies must look to diversify their services to improve the viability of their businesses in today’s challenging environment.

Perrigo Recalls Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers Due to Possible Clogging

September 22, 2020

Perrigo has issued a voluntary recall of all unexpired albuterol sulfate inhalation aerosol to the retail level.

Study Compares Clinical Features of COVID-19 and Seasonal Influenza

September 22, 2020

A new report illuminates the similarities and differences between COVID-19 and seasonal influenza.

Common Cold Infection May Trigger Antiviral Defenses Against Influenza

September 22, 2020

A study evaluated interference between rhinovirus and influenza A virus during the 2009 pandemic.

Acella Recalls 2 Lots of Thyroid Medication for Subpotency

September 22, 2020

Two lots of the thyroid tablets are being recalled after testing found the lots to be subpotent.