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Coronavirus News Roundup: FDA Authorizes New Diagnostic Test, Advancements in AI Tools

July 10, 2020

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

CVS Pharmacy Offering New Spoken Rx App Feature

July 10, 2020

The new app feature will also soon function with smart labels, which can be scanned and read aloud.

National Association of Specialty Pharmacy Releases Agenda for Fifth Annual Specialty Pharmacy Law Conference

July 10, 2020

The conference will take place virtually in conjunction with the eighth NASP Annual Meeting & Expo Virtual Experience

American Cancer Society Updates Guidelines for HPV Vaccination

July 09, 2020

The American Cancer Society has updated its guidelines regarding the administration of the HPV vaccine.

ASHP Annual Survey Reveals Key Trends in Health-System Pharmacy

July 07, 2020

The annual survey hit on key health-system pharmacy insights related to formulary management, pharmacogenomics, and opioid stewardship, among others.

Part 2: Innovations in AI Amid COVID-19

July 07, 2020

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

Pharmacy Groups Urge CMS to Reimburse for Medical at Home Services

July 07, 2020

A group of pharmacies and pharmacy organizations urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to formally recognize and promote medical at home pharmacy services for long-term care.

Ready-to-Use Glucagon Injection for Severe Hypoglycemia Now Available

July 06, 2020

Xeris Pharmaceuticals’ new glucagon injection (Gvoke HypoPen), a ready-to-use glucagon formulation in a premixed autoinjector, is now available by prescription.

FDA Authorizes Third Combination Diagnostic Test for Flu and COVID-19

July 06, 2020

The FDA has granted emergency use authorization to an additional combination diagnostic test for influenza and COVID-19.

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.

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