Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Flu http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/flu/condition-rss Flu en-us Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:15:59 UTC Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:15:59 UTC Flu Season Is Around the Corner: What You Need to Know http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/flu-season-is-around-the-corner-what-you-need-to-know Pharmacists play an important role in keeping communities healthy during flu season. Take the time to listen to patients&rsquo; concerns, and be ready with recommendations. 10:14 AM, Fri September 15, 2017 The Race to Improve Adult Vaccination Rates in the Information Age http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/ImmunizationSupplementAugust2017/the-race-to-improve-adult-vaccination-rates-in-the-information-age The pharmacy industry has increasingly sought to compete with other industries to address a large public health concern: undervaccination of the US adult population. 9:00 AM, Thu September 7, 2017 Defining Your Pharmacy as a Wellness Destination http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/ImmunizationSupplementAugust2017/defining-your-pharmacy-as-a-wellness-destination Successful pharmacists must be able to help themselves on both the business and clinical practice sides of the business. 8:49 AM, Wed September 6, 2017 ISMP Medication Error Safety Briefs http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/August2017/ismp-medication-error-safety-briefs The following medication errors have occurred at least once, and they will happen again&mdash;perhaps where you work 3:21 PM, Mon September 4, 2017 ACIP Immunization Recommendations for 2017-2018 Flu Season http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/acip-immunization-recommendations-for-20172018-flu-season Officials with the CDC have published recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the prevention and control of seasonal influenza with vaccines for the 2017-2018 season. 10:30 AM, Fri August 25, 2017 Did Nasal Spray Absence Cause Flu Vaccination Rates to Drop? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/did-nasal-spray-absence-cause-flu-vaccination-rates-to-drop Without the nasal spray as an immunization&nbsp;option for influenza, vaccination rates in children dropped in the 2016-2017 season, according to new data published in <em>Vaccine</em>.&nbsp; 8:00 AM, Fri August 25, 2017 Influenza vs. the Common Cold: Which One Is It? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/shelby-leheny-pharmd-candidate-2017/2017/08/influenza-vs-the-common-cold-which-one-is-it The thing is, you still may get sick after getting the flu because there are other things such as the common cold that might cross your path. 9:54 PM, Thu August 24, 2017 Americans Increasingly Plan to Receive Flu Vaccinations http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/americans-increasingly-plan-to-receive-flu-vaccinations As flu vaccinations become available, the results of a recent survey suggest Americans are increasingly likely to receive their flu vaccination this year. 10:36 AM, Mon August 21, 2017 2015-2016 Influenza Season: Live Attenuated Vaccine Ineffective http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/20152016-influenza-season-live-attenuated-vaccine-ineffective During the 2015-2016 season, influenza vaccines overall reduced the risk of influenza illness, but the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) was ineffective in children, according to a recently-published study. 9:41 AM, Wed August 16, 2017 Pharmacist Immunization Policies Boost Flu Vaccine Uptake http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/pharmacist-immunization-policies-boost-flu-vaccine-uptake How do changes and policy at the state level affect influenza virus vaccine uptake? 10:09 AM, Mon August 14, 2017 5 Interesting Medication Case Reports - Part 5 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/timothy-o-shea/2017/08/5-interesting-medication-case-reports---part-5 This article highlights 5 published case reports that document accidental administrations of medications following pharmacy or nursing errors. 12:42 AM, Thu August 10, 2017 Concomitant Administration of HZ, Flu Vaccines Acceptable http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/concomitant-administration-of-herpes-flu-vaccines-acceptable A review committee noted that this recommendation includes&nbsp;quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccines. 3:51 PM, Tue August 8, 2017 How Can Pharmacists Improve Flu Vaccination Rates in Patients with COPD? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/how-can-pharmacists-improve-flu-vaccination-rates-in-patients-with-copd Pharmacists can play a crucial role in promoting the flu vaccine to these patients by recognizing the characteristics of those who do not seek vaccinations. 10:52 AM, Wed August 2, 2017 Got the Flu? Stay Home! http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/got-the-flu-stay-home Pharmacists have become champions of influenza immunization, advertising heavily, recruiting patients, and administering these life-saving vaccines in a wide array of settings. 9:31 AM, Wed July 26, 2017 Immunizations in Renal Transplant Candidates and Patients: Busting Barriers http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/immunizations-in-renal-transplant-candidates-and-patients-busting-barriers Many individuals who have end-stage renal disease (ESRD) fail to receive the vaccinations that they need. 8:00 AM, Wed July 26, 2017 Sanofi Officials Announce Plans to Purchase Protein Sciences http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/sanofi-officials-announce-plans-to-purchase-protein-sciences Protein Sciences received approval from the US FDA&nbsp;in October 2016 for their Flublok&nbsp;Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine. 3:58 PM, Tue July 11, 2017 CDC Releases Update on Influenza Virus During 2016-2017 Season http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/cdc-releases-update-on-influenza-virus-during-20162017-season The CDC has released trends on influenza activity in the United States during the 2016-2017 flu season. This data is updated yearly to consider new strains of the virus circulating in society and the overall length of the season.<br /> &nbsp; 12:31 PM, Mon July 10, 2017 Immunization Laws Around the Nation http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/immunization-laws-around-the-nation Many areas of medicine that intersect with law and immunizations are associated with a very specific set of laws across the nation.&nbsp; 8:00 AM, Fri July 7, 2017 Pharmacy Students and Student Preceptors Boost Immunization Rates http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/pharmacy-students-and-student-preceptors-boost-immunization-rates Pharmacists working in eastern North Carolina counties have developed a program to improve immunization among low income, uninsured patients.&nbsp; 11:28 AM, Wed June 28, 2017 Cognitive Issues Associated with Immune Responses to HIV, Flu http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/cognitive-issues-associated-with-immune-responses-to-hiv-flu- In a study published in <em>Nature Medicine</em>, investigators found that when a virus enters the bloodstream it activates the first responder immune cells, CX3CR1highLY6Clow monocytes. 11:27 AM, Sat May 20, 2017