Americans have high trust in healthcare providers: poll
Aug 11, 2021
Trust in health care providers could be an important factor in efforts to boost COVID-19 vaccination rates
Pharmacist adaptability during COVID-19 drives future innovation
Aug 12, 2021
Flexibility has always been a critical skillset among pharmacists. They are frequently at the forefront of innovations in medicine, packaging, records, dispensing and technology. In addition to making...
AMDA aims for 25 percent meds reduction in data-sharing deprescribing campaign
May 06, 2021
AMDA is challenging industry clinicians and operators to join a push to reduce polypharmacy. Prescribing data will be collected and overall trends analyzed and shared with participants.
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, April 14
Apr 14, 2021
NIH updates monoclonal antibody COVID treatment protocols … Surveyed community pharmacists say vaccine supply is bigger problem than patient reluctance … B.1.1.7 variant more transmissible but does...
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.
LTC, community pharmacies vie for role in federal COVID vaccine initiative
Oct 23, 2020
Nursing home and assisted living operators should talk with their existing pharmacy provider about their capability to participate in the federal government’s new COVID-19 vaccine delivery program,...
Opt-in COVID vaccine program kicks off; Feds partner with CVS, Walgreens
Oct 19, 2020
Long-term care facilities nationwide can voluntarily opt in to a free pharmacy partnership program that will provide and administer future COVID-19 vaccines on site, federal officials announced Friday.
Many seniors overdue for medication review, poll shows
Oct 08, 2020
Only 29% of seniors who take five or more prescription drugs have had a comprehensive medication review to avert potential interactions, according to new national findings.
HHS authorizes state-licensed pharmacists to order, administer COVID-19 vaccines
Sep 10, 2020
Qualified pharmacists serving long-term care facilities will now be able to administer COVID-19 vaccines to residents and staff members once the serum is ready, under new guidance announced Wednesday by...
Pharmacists push to bill Medicare directly, expand testing, vaccination role
Aug 03, 2020
Pharmacists are advocating to insert a policy in the upcoming coronavirus relief bill that would give them Medicare Part B provider status for conducting COVID-19 testing and vaccinations.