Pharmacy News

CDC: Overdose deaths surged during pandemic

More than 87,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in the 12-month period that ended in September 2020, according to preliminary CDC data, which indicate that the U.S. drug overdose mortality rate increased last year.

How to talk to patients about the J&J vaccine

Patients will be coming to pharmacists with questions and concerns as the recommendation to suspend use of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson, J&J) vaccine remains in place.

FDA advisory panel takes up Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee is likely to recommend today that FDA approve a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.

FDA issues EUA for bamlanivimab to treat COVID-19

On November 10, FDA issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) to Eli Lilly for the investigational monoclonal antibody therapy bamlanivimab to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 in adult and pediatric patients.