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Clinical briefs for Thursday, May 6

Long-term care pharmacies call for inclusion in Provider Relief Fund … Clinically vulnerable elders at greater risk of deterioration during pandemic: study … Op-ed: FDA’s ‘abundance of caution’ should extend to supplements … Screen for depression before hip surgery to predict delirium risk: Johns Hopkins … Anemia drug may up hip fracture risk in dialysis patients … FDA fast-tracks Alzheimer’s gene therapy study … COVID vaccinations, reduced doc visits put damper on Pfizer’s pneumonia shots

Medicare drug pricing order could have ‘significant ramifications’ on LTC pharmacies in long run: expert

Long-term care pharmacies could soon be facing “significant ramifications in the long run” following an executive order signed by President Trump on Sunday. That directive states that the Medicare program should not pay more for Part D prescription drugs than the lowest price. More still needs to be known about possible effects, experts caution.

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