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Clinical briefs for Thursday, Feb. 4

Storage snafu forces some Ohio nursing homes to face possible re-vaccination … By state: CDC names pharmacies participating in federal vaccination program … New model helps predict persistent, high-dose opioid use after knee surgery … COVID antibodies last for at least six months, large study confirms … Why some long-term care employees resist vaccination

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.

Clinical Briefs for Tuesday, May 12

White House: Test all nursing home residents, staff for COVID-19 over next 2 weeks … Mental health a burden for healthcare workers during pandemic … New task force to develop guidance for reopening senior living and care communities … Alzheimer’s agitation drug shows efficacy in later-phase trial

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