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By Julie Gould  Adnan Iqbal, CEO and co-founder, Luma Health, identifies what is lacking in vaccine delivery and operations, and offers tips for health administrators and health systems that are looking to improve their vaccine rollout.   Can you talk a little about what is lacking in vaccine…
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By Yvette C. Terrie B.S. Pharm, R.Ph., Consultant Pharmacist There is still great debate among many individuals about the efficacy and safety of COVID-19 vaccines and healthcare providers including pharmacists are likely to encounter many patients seeking their guidance and advice about the…
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By Douglas L. Jennings, PharmD, FACC, FAHA, FCCP, FHFSA, BCPS In less than 12 months since the pandemic began, we have had two vaccines with Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA made available to the American public. This is truly a watershed moment for the scientific community as a whole, and…
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By Douglas L. Jennings, PharmD, FACC, FAHA, FCCP, FHFSA, BCPS As the scourge of COVID-19 continues to ravage the United States, hope remains firmly fixed towards vaccine as an end to the pandemic. While the first does of Pfizer’s ultra-chill vaccine were shipped this weekend, widespread use…
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By Julie Gould   David Chen, BS Pharm, MBA, assistant vice president for pharmacy leadership and planning, ASHP, discusses how pharmacy business has been impacted by COVID-19, new ways health system pharmacies have adapted during this trying year, and what pharmacists can look forward to in the…
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By Douglas L. Jennings, PharmD, FACC, FAHA, FCCP, FHFSA, BCPS As we head into the Christmas season, the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic rages onward. Weary health care providers slog onward against a resilient foe, and the virus continues to infect and kill record numbers of Americans on a…
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By Yvette C. Terrie, BS Pharm, RPh, Consultant Pharmacist As I write this commentary, I am listening to a song called, “Better Days,” by the talented music group One Republic. The encouraging and powerful message in this song has been a source of inspiration and hope for many individuals including…
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By Julie Gould Study findings published online in Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy show that improved disaster preparedness training, updated disaster preparedness plans, and regular policy guidance from professional bodies, may help rural pharmacies better prepare for pandemics…
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Eric Maroyka, PharmD, senior director, Center for Pharmacy Practice Advancement, ASHP, discusses the recent announcement from Pfizer regarding a successful COVID-19 vaccine, reviews the logistics of the vaccine, and highlights future challenges other vaccine trials may face that are currently…
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By Julie Gould  In a new review posted online in International Immunopharmacology, a group of researchers compared collective data on the therapeutic advancements in mitigating the pandemic situation. Current data is still limited, and according to the researchers, further clinical investigations…
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