COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Speed Up

June 26, 2020

Vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are going through clinical trials at a faster rate than for any other disease.

FDA OKs New Treatment for Seizures Associated with Dravet Syndrome

June 26, 2020

Officials with the FDA approved fenfluramine (Fintepla, Zogenix) oral solution, CIV for the treatment of seizures associated with Dravet syndrome in patients 2 years of age and older.

Coronavirus News Roundup: Vaccine Trials Gaining Momentum, Pharmacists Fight Racism Amid COVID-19

June 26, 2020

Check out this week's most important coronavirus-related news.

Demand for Generic Steroid Spikes After Preliminary COVID-19 Results

June 25, 2020

Demand for an affordable generic steroid soared after preliminary findings from a study showed it may be effective in reducing deaths from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Flu-Like Illness Surveillance Suggests Surge in Undetected US COVID-19 Cases

June 25, 2020

Existing surveillance networks can track influenza-like illness and lead to improved assessments on impact, prevalence, and severity of COVID-19.

Researchers Suggest MMR Vaccine Could Protect Against COVID-19 Symptoms

June 25, 2020

The MMR vaccine may demonstrate some degree of protection against septic inflammation, a symptom of COVID-19, according to a team of experts.

Over the Counter Episode 2: A Pandemic's Effect on Pharmacist Burnout

June 25, 2020

In the newest episode of Over the Counter, 3 experts on professional burnout discuss the factors at play, and the impact the COVID-19 pandemic may be having on rates of pharmacist burnout.

Infectious Diseases Pharmacist Perspective on Remdesivir Trials

June 25, 2020

Julie Ann Justo, infectious diseases clinical pharmacist and associate professor at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, discusses the latest data from Gilead's trials for Remdesivir, a potential COVID-19 treatment.

COVID-19 Mortality Higher With COPD and Smoking, Study Finds

June 24, 2020

Results of a PLOS ONE study determined a positive relationship between COPD and smoking and mortality rates from COVID-19.

Research Finds New Vaccine Strategy Could Improve, Sustain Protection Against HIV

June 24, 2020

Researchers have discovered a new type of vaccination, which has been tested in monkeys, that could improve and sustain protection against HIV.

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