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It's Getting Harder for Rural Pharmacies to Stay Afloat

These pharmacies fill a healthcare gap and can be a touchstone for their communities

Jun 08, 2024
Opinion
Paxlovid Trial Flops for COVID Pneumonia

Small study found no decrease in mortality among inpatients in three countries

Jun 06, 2024
FDA Advisors Give a Hearty Thumbs Up to a COVID Vaccine Based on the JN.1 Strain

"Even with some variation, there's still reasonably good protection"

Jun 05, 2024
FDA Panel to Consider Which COVID Strain to Target in an Updated Vaccine

The KP.2 subvariant is now dominant in the U.S., FDA staff says in a briefing document

Jun 03, 2024
FDA Advisors Give a Hearty Thumbs Up to a COVID Vaccine Based on the JN.1 Strain

"Even with some variation, there's still reasonably good protection"

FDA Panel to Consider Which COVID Strain to Target in an Updated Vaccine

The KP.2 subvariant is now dominant in the U.S., FDA staff says in a briefing document

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Co-Locating COVID Vaccines, Infection Testing With Syringe Services Shows Success

94% of people completed primary vaccination in this Baltimore-based initiative

Jun 03, 2024
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Guillain-Barre Syndrome Rates After RSV Shots in Sync With Trial Data, CDC Says

But compared with mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, GBS was more common than expected

May 31, 2024
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FDA Approves First mRNA RSV Vaccine

Moderna vaccine indicated for people ages 60 and up

May 31, 2024
 FDA APPROVED mRNA-1345 vaccine (mRESVIA) over a computer rendering of respiratory syncytial viruses.
COVID Shot After Acute Coronary Syndrome Might Not Prevent Further Events

But lack of additional benefit doesn't undermine the main reason for vaccination

May 31, 2024
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COVID Shots Could Use Another Update, Study Suggests

Latest vaccines mostly kept up with circulating strains, but dipped against JN.1

May 29, 2024
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Second, Third Groups From CVS Vote to Join National Pharmacy Union

After Las Vegas contingent, pharmacists in CVS' home state have won their elections

May 28, 2024
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Efforts to Draft an International Pandemic Treaty Falter

Countries unable to agree on how to respond to next global emergency

May 28, 2024
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A Life in Medical Innovation and Philanthropy

A discussion with the former CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

May 28, 2024
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CDC: Less Than 1% of Mpox Cases Occurred After Two Doses of Jynneos Vaccine

Only 25% of people in the U.S. who are eligible for the vaccine have received it

May 23, 2024
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Middle School HPV Vaccination Program Boosted Uptake

Offering vaccines in schools improved access in French study, but may not overcome hesitancy

May 23, 2024
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Senators Mull Ways to Stop Patent 'Abuse' by Pharma Companies

Manufacturers of brand-name drugs will try every tack to delay generic entry, experts say

May 21, 2024
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FDA Approves First Interchangeable Biosimilars to Aflibercept for AMD

Yesafili and Opuviz can be substituted at a pharmacy without consulting the prescriber

May 20, 2024
FDA APPROVED aflibercept-jbvf (Yesafili) and aflibercept-yszy (Opuviz) over a photo of age-related macular degeneration
Opinion
Measles Is Preventable. How Did the World End Up Back Here?

Health professionals must encourage vaccination and fight misinformation

May 19, 2024
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Clade I Mpox Surge in the Congo Raises Concerns About Global Spread

Young children have accounted for nearly 30% of all suspected cases in the African country

May 16, 2024
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