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Weekly Open Forum Webinars
  Addressing the COVID-19 Crisis: An Open Forum Webinar Series for Pharmacists are weekly webinars conducted every Thursday from 1:00 pm–2:00 pm ET. Each open forum webinar is moderated by APhA President Michael Hogue.   Register for the APhA Weekly Open Forum Webinar (August 20) This…
Jul 30, 2020 Basic page
Participate COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials
The COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) was formed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to respond to the global pandemic. Using the infectious disease…
Aug 13, 2020 Landing Page
Catch Up and Keep Up with Immunizations in the Era of COVID-19
Pharmacists are encouraged to attend this live webcast to get a better understanding on how they can play an important role in assisting children and their parents in catching up on missed vaccinations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aug 14, 2020 Live Activity
FDA approves targeted treatment for rare DMD mutation
FDA News Release (08/12/20)
FDA has granted accelerated approval to viltolarsen (Viltepso—NS Pharma) injection for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in individuals with a confirmed mutation of the DMD gene that is amenable to exon 53 skipping. About 8% of people with DMD—a rare genetic disorder…
Aug 12, 2020 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
CDC issues a dire warning for the fall if coronavirus measures are not followed
CNN (08/13/20) Karimi, Faith; Almasy, Steve
CDC Director Robert Redfield, MD, is urging Americans to follow recommended COVID-19 measures, or risk experiencing the worst fall season in the nation's public health history. He said, "For your country right now and for the war that we're in against COVID, I'm asking you to do four simple things…
Aug 12, 2020 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Experts worry about Russia's rushed vaccine
New York Times (08/11/20) Zimmer, Carl
Health experts are expressing concern after Russian president Vladimir Putin announced Tuesday that Russia has approved a COVID-19 vaccine, apparently without conducting any large-scale clinical trials. In June, the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology at the Health Ministry…
Aug 12, 2020 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Dialysis patients at U.S. nursing home had higher rate of COVID-19
Reuters (08/11/20) Chander, Vishwadha
A study published in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that nursing home residents on kidney dialysis had about three times the rate of COVID-19 compared with those not receiving treatment. Researchers analyzed data from a Maryland facility during an active coronavirus outbreak in…
Aug 12, 2020 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Trends in daily use of biotin supplements among US adults
Journal of the American Medical Association (08/11/20) Li, Danni; Rooney, Mary R.; Burmeister, Lynn A.; et al.
Biotin supplements, widely available OTC and in high dosages, are popular for their purported health benefits; however FDA warned in 2017 that they can skew laboratory test results. To identify other possible clinical implications from using high-dose biotin supplements, researchers turned to…
Aug 12, 2020 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Changes in the number of US patients with newly identified cancer before and during the COVID-19 pandemic
JAMA Network Open (08/04/20) Vol. 3, No. 8 Kaufman, Harvey W.; Chen, Zhen; Niles, Justin; et al.
A Quest Diagnostics analysis looked at how the number of patients with a new cancer diagnosis fluctuated from week to week before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. During baseline period, which spanned January 6, 2019, to February 29, 2020, a total of 258,598 patients were newly diagnosed with…
Aug 12, 2020 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
New patient safety report presents personal and professional challenges for pharmacists
International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) (08/13/20)
A new report from the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) details the benefits of pharmacists in supporting medication without harm. The report describes what pharmacists can do to encourage patients safety at an individual patient level and also at organizational and policy development…
Aug 12, 2020 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition