Arm Yourself With Information During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Drug Topics JournalDrug Topics May 2020
Volume 164
Issue 5

In the face of COVID-19, pharmacists continue to provide accessible care to patients.


Response efforts to the global pandemic of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have kicked into high gear over the past several weeks. Never before have we seen the health care community come together in such a concerted effort in the search for potential treatments and vaccines. And in the face of COVID-19, pharmacists continue to provide accessible care to patients.

However the pandemic unfolds over the next few months, one thing is certain: COVID-19 will likely have a ripple effect for a long time to come. At Drug Topics®, we aim to deliver the most timely and relevant news and information to help you better serve your patients during times of crisis. In

this issue

, you’ll discover some of the investigative therapies and vaccines in the pipeline for COVID-19.

Just as expected, pharmacies have demonstrated meaningful ways to support their communities in difficult times. Although many people are working from home these days, pharmacies continue to operate as essential businesses to ensure patients get the medications they need. Jenni Zilka, senior vice president at Good Neighbor Pharmacy Field Programs & Services, AmerisourceBergen, writes about some of the ways in which community pharmacies are enhancing their communication with patients during this time.

Our cover story looks into the cutting-edge innovation happening right now in the industry. Technology will drastically transform pharmacy, with products involving artificial intelligence, automation, and real-time data analytics. This story dives into how up-and-coming digital health products are closing the gaps and connecting the dots in health care like never before.

Check out our Careers section for more insights focused on different aspects of the pharmacy profession. Frieda Wiley, PharmD, discusses the pharmacist’s role in managing cardiovascular disease in patients. You’ll also learn more about how pharmacy schools are preparing their students for specific population challenges, such as working in pharmacy deserts.

In addition, MJH Life Sciences, parent company of Drug Topics®, has launched a 24-hour online news network for health care professionals to bring you live updates and interviews with leading experts. The program is a great opportunity to dig into cross-specialty feedback for multidisciplinary approaches to treatments and guidelines. Visit mjhlifesciences. com/news-network to tune in.

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