Coronavirus

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.

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.

Poll Identifies Concerns About Rising Costs of Drugs, Health Care Amid Pandemic

June 23, 2020

A new poll by Gallup and West Health found that a majority of Americans have expressed numerous health care system-related concerns, including rising costs of drugs, insurance premiums, and health care in response to COVID-19.

Older Adults in Long Term Care Amid COVID-19

June 23, 2020

Amie Blaszczyk, PharmD, FASHP, CGP, BCPS, associate professor and division head of geriatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, explains the factors acting on older adults in long term care, and the response from these facilities.

American Telemedicine Association Pressures Congress to Keep New Telehealth Measures Post-Pandemic

June 23, 2020

“Telehealth has kept the entire health care system afloat and has enabled patients to continue to receive care,” the American Telemedicine Association’s president said in a testimony.

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