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Ann Latner, JD, breaks down three legal cases including, a pharmacist who plead guilty to federal charges for sabotaging COVID-19 vaccines and an Alaska pharmacy that was fined for prescription transactions that led to a felony drug trial.
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"While hospitals dealt with the sudden patient influx caused by COVID-19, distributors confronted the challenge of maintaining a steady supply of essential products and medications to treat a disease that seemed almost invincible," said Thomas Perry, vice president and general manager, McKesson RxO.
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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.
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Damon Birkemeier, PharmD, FDA/ISMP safe medication management fellow, discusses survey results concerning compounding technologies and common safety errors, as well as some of the biggest perceived challenges.
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“The SGLT2i are an expensive group of drugs in comparison to other goal-directed medical therapies for HfrEF, says Mark Munger, PharmD. “Perhaps this data might assist in formulary decisions and oversight use of these medications.”
Annals of Long-Term Care
Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD, discusses several considerations that should be weighed before requiring long-term care employees receive COVID-19 vaccinations.
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Mitch DeKoven, MHSA, senior principal, health economics/outcomes research, real world insights, IQVIA, explains that while payers are used to certain mandates—such as the latest measures requiring health plans to provide access to preventive HIV care—they will need to make more investments into…
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The objective of this commentary is to address current patient awareness and usage of PrEP for HIV, the cost-effectiveness of medication options, barriers to usage, and the impact of prescription nonadherence and patient walkaway rates.
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“Reports of low influenza activity thus far have eased the anxieties and fears of many individuals during this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” says Yvette C Terrie, BS Pharm, RPh, consultant pharmacist. “Many individuals including HCPs are wondering if the lessons learned during the pandemic can aid in…
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Kaleb Kuhl, vice president of sales at Olio, a value-based care software that helps ACOs, physicians, hospital systems, and payers to connect digitally in real-time with post-acute providers, explains how post-acute care spend and overutilization has been addressed similarly since the launch of…
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