News Roundup: Chickenpox-Shingles Connection; FDA-Approved Meds for Weight Management


Don’t waste time digging through articles to find the most up-to-date and important news. Drug Topics® has you covered with our weekly news roundup of the latest pharmacy-related news you should know before the weekend begins. Here’s a roundup of the latest news coverage from Drug Topics®.

Part 2: Medicare Part B Provider Status for Pharmacists

In part 2 of this interview with Drug Topics®, Ken Perez, MBA, vice president of Healthcare Policy and Government Affairs at Omnicell, spoke about current provider status legislation circulating in the House and Senate.

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A Review of FDA-Approved Medications for Chronic Weight Management

Five medications are currently approved by the FDA for chronic weight management.

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Part 2: Physician 360 and the Benefits of Telemedicine for Pharmacists

In part 2 of this interview with Drug Topics®, Angela Fusaro MD, MBA, CEO and cofounder of Physician 360, a telemedicine program that connects patients to health care providers, discusses how independent pharmacies can use telemedicine to play an expanded role in patient care while competing with larger chains and online pharmacies.

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The Effects of COVID-19 on Specialty Prescribing Habits

The remote and virtual way of treating patients is becoming the new norm. Specialty providers have to adapt to provide the most streamlined solutions.

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Shingles On the Face: Complications and Treatment

Potential for serious complications is very real.

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The Chickenpox-Shingles Connection

One virus causes 2 infections decades apart.

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