Coronavirus

Study Evaluates Famotidine Use in Hospitalized COVID-19

September 21, 2020

The study evaluated COVID-19 patients within the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.

Coronavirus News Roundup: US Unveils COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Strategy, AstraZeneca Vaccine Trial Resumes

September 18, 2020

Here's this week's coronavirus-related news you should know.

US COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Strategy Unveiled

September 18, 2020

The Trump administration released its COVID-19 vaccine strategy, with pharmacies among the list of suggested providers for distribution.

Study: Use of Azithromycin With QT Prolonging Drugs Linked to Cardiac Events

September 18, 2020

A study compared cardiac events associated with azithromycin versus amoxicillin.

Expert Interview: Medication Adherence Amid COVID-19

September 15, 2020

Heidi Polek, strategic program manager at DrFirst, discusses with Drug Topics the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on chronic conditions and medication adherence.

Baricitinib Plus Remdesivir Improves Recovery Time for Hospitalized COVID-19

September 15, 2020

Early data from a phase 3 trial showed that baricitinib combined with remdesivir improved recovery in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 compared with remdesivir alone.

Study Evaluates Americans’ Willingness to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

September 14, 2020

Survey responses indicated that almost 7 in 10 Americans are willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available.

AstraZeneca Resumes COVID-19 Vaccine Trial After Safety Review

September 14, 2020

After a temporary pause, investigators have received the green light to resume clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccine candidate AZD1222 following a safety review.

MJH Life Sciences COVID-19 Coalition to Host Live Webinar on Dual Flu, COVID-19 Threats

September 10, 2020

In a partnership with top health care experts, MJH Life Sciences™ COVID-19 Coalition will host its inaugural event, "Battling Dual Threats: Flu and COVID-19 Converge" on Tuesday, September 15, at 6 p.m. EDT.

HHS Permits Pharmacists to Order and Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

September 09, 2020

State-licensed pharmacists and pharmacy interns will be able to order and administer coronavirus disease 2019 vaccines under certain conditions.

COVID-19 Vaccine AZD1222 Moves to US Phase 3 Trial

September 02, 2020

AstraZeneca’s investigational coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine candidate, AZD1222, has expanded into a phase 3 clinical trial.

Survey: Most Pharmacies Polled Plan to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

August 31, 2020

A survey conducted by NCPA polled nearly 800 community pharmacy owners/managers on whether they plan to offer a COVID-19 vaccine in their pharmacies.

Coronavirus News Roundup: FDA Issues EUA for Rapid Antigen Test, ASHP Releases COVID-19 Vaccine Guidelines

August 28, 2020

Here's the coronavirus-related news from this week that you should know.

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization to New 15-Minute COVID-19 Antigen Test

August 27, 2020

Abbott’s BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card rapid test produces results in 15 minutes.

ASHP Outlines Tenets for COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout and Oversight

August 27, 2020

ASHP issued its recommended principles for the development, distribution, allocation, and oversight of an eventual COVID-19 vaccine.

Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Increased Risk of COVID-19 Mortality

August 26, 2020

Individuals with metabolic syndrome who were hospitalized for COVID-19 were more likely to experience worse outcomes.

Pandemic Presents Unique Challenges for ADHD Management

August 20, 2020

Caregivers of children with ADHD can choose from an increasing number of treatments that can be customized.