Pharmacy News

New report finds pharmacists administered more vaccinations than physicians

A new report from the Global Healthy Living Foundation and the consultant company IQVIA found that pharmacists in the United States administered more recommended routine vaccinations compared with physicians from 2020 to 2021.

FDA OKs first OTC at-home test to detect COVID-19 and flu

FDA issued an EUA on February 24, 2023, for the first at-home OTC diagnostic test that can differentiate and detect influenza A and B and the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Influenza vaccine was relatively effective this year, data show

New data presented to ACIP indicates this year’s influenza vaccine provided fairly strong levels of protection.

Most unnecessarily give their children fever-reducing medicine

While most parents and caregivers recognize that a low-grade fever helps a child’s body fight off infection, a new poll from University of Michigan researchers finds that one in three parents would give fever-reducing medication for spiked temperatures below 100.4°F, which isn’t recommended.

VA, DoD guidelines recommend buprenorphine for chronic pain, not full agonist opioids

Buprenorphine may be used for patients taking daily opioid analgesics for chronic pain, according to new guidelines from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD).