‘They heard us’: Partner program to allow fast LTC access to federal stock of COVID-19 drugs
Mar 04, 2022
The federal Long-Term Care Partner Program aims to quickly get time-sensitive COVID-19 treatments to facilities when an outbreak occurs. The first drug available via the portal will be molnupiravir, followed...
Federal programs helped vaccinate LTC residents quickly but delayed other vaccination efforts: GAO
Nov 05, 2021
The federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care program was a boon for quickly getting COVID-19 vaccines into the arms of nursing home residents at highest risk of contracting the virus,...
Long-term care left behind in race to nab COVID monoclonal antibodies: report
Nov 02, 2021
Delayed shipments of antibody doses are putting residents’ lives at risk after federal authorities barred direct orders of the drugs, LTC clinicians say.
Clinical briefs for Monday, Aug. 30
Aug 30, 2021
Long-term care pharmacies, not retail chains, will deliver most booster shots to nursing homes … NIH to study whether pausing meds in autoimmune disease will boost immune response to COVID shot … Breast...
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, June 16
Jun 16, 2021
NIH spotlights promising nasal spray antibody treatment for COVID … Anticoagulation therapy linked to lower COVID death rates: study … Spurned LTC pharmacies push again to receive Provider Relief Funds...
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, April 7
Apr 07, 2021
Remote cardiology visits tied to decrease in diagnostic tests, medications … Despite pandemic, less than half of older adults have recorded end-of-life wishes … U.S. COVID case counts continue to rise...
What happens once Phase 1 vaccine clinics wrap up? Ensuring access to next doses
Feb 10, 2021
Industry advocates and the CDC answer key questions: How to facilitate a smooth transition to a new vaccine supplier; and how to guarantee second doses for staff and residents who receive their first dose...
Experts urge providers: Start planning now to ensure extra shots of COVID-19 vaccines
Jan 21, 2021
Early this month, AMFM Nursing & Rehabilitation Centers celebrated the completion of second-round COVID-19 vaccinations at all 19 of its buildings — before many had even offered a first round and nearly...
‘Out in the cold’: LTC pharmacies ask to be matched with vaccination sites, relief funds
Dec 22, 2020
As their businesses groan under the weight of COVID-19-related expenses, long-term care pharmacists are pressing federal officials for relief funds and asking for a bigger role in coronavirus vaccinations.
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Nov. 17
Nov 17, 2020
LTC pharmacies lament financial distress, request pandemic relief … 421,000 COVID tests headed to assisted living communities from the federal government … Watch for dangerous atrial fibrillation...