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AI Innovations Amid COVID-19

July 03, 2020

Drug Topics interviews Steve Mok, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, manager of pharmacy services and director of health outcomes and analytics fellowship at Wolters Kluwer, to break down the ways that artificial intelligence (AI) can mitigate challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

NACDS: Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances Should be Mandatory

July 02, 2020

NACDS is urging the Drug Enforcement Administration to make electronic prescriptions for controlled substances mandatory.

Kroger Health to Start Offering COVID-19 Home Collection Test

July 02, 2020

Kroger Health will start offering its COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit with the guidance of a telehealth consultation.

CDC: Partnerships With Pharmacists Expand Diabetes Prevention Efforts

July 01, 2020

The CDC has identified the pharmacy sector as a key partner in offering its lifestyle change-based program for patients with high risk for type 2 diabetes.

Reevaluating the Use of Docusate in the Management of Constipation

July 01, 2020

Pharmacists can and must play an active role in guiding patients on the selection of laxatives which are supported by sound evidence.

APhA Connects with Pharmacy Technician Certification Board To Provide Immunization Training

June 30, 2020

A collaboration between APhA and PTCB will help provide pharmacy technician credentialing in immunization delivery.

Research Shows Human DNA Affects Gut Bacteria

June 30, 2020

Though the relationship between genetics and gut-dwelling bacteria is still a realm of mystery, new research has begun a new step towards better understanding how one affects the other.

Premature Testing More Likely to Result in False Negative for COVID-19

June 30, 2020

A Johns Hopkins research team has determined that tests are more likely to result in false negatives for the COVID-19 virus if taken too early in the course of infection.

FDA Guidance Provides Safety, Quality Standards for COVID-19 Vaccine Development

June 30, 2020

In a new guidance, the FDA provides recommendations for those developing COVID-19 vaccines to ensure safety and efficacy.

New Machine Learning Tool Can Predict Adverse Drug Effects

June 29, 2020

A new computer algorithm might be the next step toward accurate prediction of adverse drug reactions.

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