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By Joshua Eaton and Rachana Pradhan, Kaiser Health News Two national pharmacy chains that the federal government entrusted to inoculate people against covid-19 account for the lion’s share of wasted vaccine doses, according to government data obtained by KHN. The Centers for Disease Control and…
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By Laura Ungar, Kaiser Health News Mary Ann Steiner drove 2½ hours from her home in the St. Louis suburb of University City to the tiny Ozark town of Centerville, Missouri, to get vaccinated against covid-19. After pulling into the drive-thru line in a church parking lot, she noticed that the…
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During the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, the formation of a pharmacy ambulatory action team was critical for advancement of pharmacy practice at Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS). Pharmacists reported on the team’s objectives and strategies in an article published online ahead of print…
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New York City pharmacist Ambar Keluskar, PharmD, was profiled in The New York Times this week for a timely, unique type of pandemic outreach—holding pop-up vaccination events for vulnerable older adults at affordable housing facilities. Supervisor of the independent Rossi Pharmacy in Brooklyn, Dr…
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By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News Opening another front in the nation’s response to the pandemic, medical centers and other health organizations have begun sending doctors and nurses to apartment buildings and private homes to vaccinate homebound seniors. Boston Medical Center, which runs the…
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The ASHP Midyear 2020 meeting started today, December 7, 2020. Tom Johnson, PharmD, MBA, ASHP president, kicked off the session reviewing updates made this year. “The theme of this year’s meeting is ‘unstoppable,’” he said, “and I can’t think of a more appropriate word to describe our profession,…
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By Arthur Allen and Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to follow British regulators in resuming a coronavirus vaccine trial that was halted when a participant suffered spinal cord damage, even as the National Institutes of Health has launched an…
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By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News Millions of Americans are counting on a COVID-19 vaccine to curb the global pandemic and return life to normal. While one or more options could be available toward the end of this year or early next, the path to delivering vaccines to 330 million people remains…
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By Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News In a business driven by profit, vaccines have a problem. They’re not very profitable — at least not without government subsidies. Pharma companies favor expensive medicines that must be taken repeatedly and generate revenue for years or decades. Vaccines are…
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By Jessica Glenza, The Guardian Shortages of personal protective equipment and medical supplies could persist for years without strategic government intervention, officials from health care and manufacturing industries have predicted. Officials said logistical challenges continue seven months…
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