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Drug-resistant infections increasing, action needed
More than 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur in the United States each year, with an estimated 35,000 Americans dying of these infections annually, according to CDC’s 2019 report on antibiotic resistance threats. “Dedicated prevention and infection control efforts in the U.S. are working to reduce the number of infections and deaths caused by antibiotic-resistant germs, but the number of people facing antibiotic resistance is still too high. More action is needed to fully protect people,” the report stated.
Coronavirus is spreading, but WHO says it's not a global emergency
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday declined to designate the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak a global emergency. The agency noted that although the disease has spread beyond China, the number of cases in the other countries is still relatively small, and the disease does not appear to spreading in those countries.
First travel-related case of 2019 novel coronavirus detected in United States
CDC reported Tuesday the first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States. The patient, located in Washington state, recently returned from Wuhan, China, where an outbreak of pneumonia caused by this coronavirus has been growing since this past December.
January 24, 2020
New tobacco report guides pharmacists’ role in smoking cessation
From Tom: This week we are featuring a guest blog from RADM Ty Bingham, chief pharmacy officer at the U.S. Public Health Service—with whom we are closely aligned. I want to thank RADM Bingham for…0 comments
January 23, 2020
American Pharmacists Association Announces Recipients of 2020 Awards and Honors
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today announced the selection of the 2020 Awards and Honors Program recipients. Honorees will be officially recognized at the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in National Harbor, MD, March 20-23, 2020. The APhA awards and honors program is the most comprehensive recognition program in the profession of pharmacy.
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