Jill Sederstrom is a Contributing Editor
Pharmacists’ Public Health Role Grows as Birth Control Prescribing Authority Expands
An increasing number of pharmacists are now prescribing birth control, further expanding their role as public health service providers.
Pandemic Precautions Lead to Low Incidence of Flu
Preventive efforts, renewed interest in vaccinations drive milder flu season.
Study: BCG Vaccine Protects Elderly Against Respiratory Infections
The BCG vaccine decreased the overall risk of new respiratory infections in elderly adults, according to the study results.
Health Care Providers Hope To Expand Patient Reach With Mobile Flu Clinics
Some health care providers are taking their flu immunization efforts to the road this year.
US Shingles Vaccination Rate Jumps, But There Is Still Room for Improvement
New data show that the percentage of adults over the age of 60 years old who received the shingles vaccine has jumped from 6.7% in 2008 to 34.5% in 2018.
Study On Pharmacy Vaccination Rates Encourages Collaboration With Other Medical Providers
Results of a new study on immunization rates and current barriers at Wisconsin pharmacies demonstrated that collaborating with physicians could provide significant benefits to patients.
Pandemic Presents Unique Challenges for ADHD Management
Caregivers of children with ADHD can choose from an increasing number of treatments that can be customized.
Computer Model Helps Researcher Predict Regional Disease Burden
A new computer model can help researchers predict the regional areas where vaccines are needed most.
Survey Finds More Than A Quarter Of Parents Are Hesitant About Flu Vaccinations for Their Children
A new national study of parent attitudes about immunizations found that just over a quarter of parents are hesitant about the flu vaccine.
Research Finds New Vaccine Strategy Could Improve, Sustain Protection Against HIV
Researchers have discovered a new type of vaccination, which has been tested in monkeys, that could improve and sustain protection against HIV.
Pharmacies Prepare For Possible Surge In Flu Vaccinations This Season
Pharmacies are preparing for what is expected to be a surge in flu vaccinations this year as Americans are putting a greater focus on staying healthy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Investigators Hope To Make New Improvements to 100-Year-Old Vaccine
Investigators are looking for a new way to improve upon a 100-year-old vaccine.
New Vaccine Delivery Method May Yield Clinical Advantages, Reduced Costs
Investigators are developing a new needle-less vaccine delivery method that would eliminate the need for refrigeration and could significantly reduce costs associated with immunizations.
More Than One-Third Of US Children Not Following Recommended Vaccine Schedule, Study Finds
More than one-third of all children in the United States are not following the recommended vaccine schedule, according to a new study.
New Study Examines Why Some Fare Better with the Flu Than Others
A new study examines why some individuals are able to fight off the flu better than others. The answer, in part, may lead back to childhood.
New Vaccine Production Method Could Extend Shelf Life, Reduce Costs
A new method to produce vaccines could result in longer-lasting, cheaper vaccines and eliminate the need for refrigeration.
Survey Shows Millennials Are Least Likely To Receive Flu Vaccine
Millennials were least likely to receive the flu vaccine and were the least-informed about the risks of influenza.
An Update on Pharmacists’ Vaccination Authority
Progress has been made, but there’s still a long road ahead.
Educating Patients on the Latest Diabetes Technology
Patients with diabetes now have access to more technology than ever before to help them manage the chronic disease, but the devices can be complicated for patients to use.
Study Finds Pneumonia Vaccine Can Decrease Severe Cases By 35%
A new study of a vaccine used against a pneumonia-causing bacteria found that cases of severe pneumonia decreased by 35% among those children who had received the vaccine.
Study Examines Spread of Vaccine Misinformation on Social Media
Recent outbreaks in the United States are a reason to be concerned about vaccine misinformation getting to the public through social media.
Measles Infection Can Weaken Other Immunities
Study shows measles can make other antibodies less effective.
New HIV Vaccination Strategy Holds Promise
An effective HIV vaccine has proven elusive, but a new type of vaccine may provide results.
Vaccination Programs Bring Pharmacy Profits
Enhancing vaccination programs increase revenue and clientele base.
Tuberculosis Vaccine May Reduce Lung Cancer Risk
Results of multi-generational study indicates risk reduction potential.
U.S. Adults Forgoing Flu Shot
Study shows that efficacy is a major concern.
Vaccinations Are Increasingly Important as Hepatitis A Epidemic Grows
23,600 cases across 29 states since 2016.
Fear Motivates Vaccinations, New Study Finds
Fear, one's faith in the government, and likelihood of exposure are leading factors.
Generics and Biosimilars Facing Formulary Difficulties
New changes are making it more difficult for generics and biosimilars to compete on formularies.
Psychotropics for Children
Managing post-summer medication changes.
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