FDA may authorize half-dose booster of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine
Sep 30, 2021
A 50-microgram dose appears to be effective enough to increase waning vaccine protection, and may reduce the risk of side effects, sources tell investigators.
CDC chief endorses COVID booster shots for nursing home residents, healthcare workers
Sep 24, 2021
Older and medically compromised adults and workers in high-risk settings should be offered third doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, M.D., said early Friday. Her decision...
Older adults often assume new prescriptions have no side effects
Feb 25, 2021
Clinicians may want to intentionally emphasize side effects when prescribing new medications to older patients, a new study suggests.
Dosing discrepancy for Eli Lilly’s new COVID therapy begets clinician confusion
Nov 12, 2020
Some clinicians are questioning the decision to authorize 700 mg doses of the intravenous drug rather than a higher dose that was effective in clinical trials. But Eli Lilly and federal health officials...
I couldn’t live without … McKesson’s Six Sigma team
May 01, 2013
Thanks to McKesson’s Six Sigma team, Allcare Pharmacy was able to make several workflow and process improvements, says Allcare Pharmacy COO Stephen Carroll.
Small improvements in process pay big dividends
Nov 28, 2012
It’s often the case that delivering on a simple promise involves managing a lot of complexity. To that end, we continually revisit and re-evaluate our programs and processes, looking to improve the...