Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Flu http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/flu/condition-rss Flu en-us Sat, 24 Feb 2018 02:29:31 UTC Sat, 24 Feb 2018 02:29:31 UTC Flu Vaccine: 'Better Than Predicted,' But More Work to Do http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/flu-vaccine-better-than-expected-but-more-work-to-do 5:23 PM, Thu February 15, 2018 Widespread Flu Epidemic Breaking Records http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/widespread-flu-epidemic-breaking-records Influenza activity is breaking recent records this season, and is not yet slowing down, according to the CDC. 1:06 PM, Fri February 9, 2018 Alex Azar Discusses Flu Epidemic in Briefing with HHS Officials http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/alex-azar-discusses-flu-pandemic-in-briefing-with-hhs-officials The 2017-2018 influenza season is the worst in recent history.<br /> &nbsp; 10:04 AM, Fri February 9, 2018 Researchers Focus on Flu to Help Combat Growing Epidemic http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/researchers-focus-on-flu-to-help-combat-growing-epidemic Scientists may be able to determine how a flu strain will multiply based on its genetic makeup.<br /> &nbsp; 10:10 AM, Wed February 7, 2018 Flu Hospitalizations Reach Record High as Activity Escalates http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/flu-hospitalizations-reach-record-high-as-activity-escalates This year&rsquo;s flu season is on track to exceed previous seasons of high severity in hospitalization rates as influenza activity and related deaths continue to climb across the United States, according to a CDC media briefing held today.<br /> &nbsp; 2:28 PM, Fri February 2, 2018 Independent Pharmacies Report Underpayments for Flu Drugs http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/independent-pharmacies-report-underpayments-for-flu-drugs The NCPA stated that this underpayment leaves pharmacies in jeopardy as they continue to dispense the&nbsp;flu&nbsp;medication. 12:49 PM, Thu February 1, 2018 CDC: Influenza Activity Remains Widespread, Flu-Related Deaths Continue to Rise http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/cdc-influenza-activity-remains-widespread-flurelated-deaths-continue-to-rise Influenza activity continues to rise, as does reported flu-related death and hospitalization rates, according to the CDC&rsquo;s FluView report published today.<br /> &nbsp; 5:06 PM, Fri January 26, 2018 CDC: Flu Season at Peak, Epidemic Levels http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/cdc-flu-season-at-peak-epidemic-levels This year&rsquo;s influenza season has reached epidemic levels, according to a recent CDC briefing on current US flu activity. &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; 5:31 PM, Sun January 14, 2018 Flu Vaccines in Infants: Learning From a Case Report http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/karen-berger/2018/01/flu-vaccines-in-infants-learning-from-a-case-report We explore the physical and legal effects that may occur when an infant erroneously receives a third flu shot from the pediatrician. 6:20 AM, Thu January 11, 2018 Universal Flu Vaccine: Is It a Possibility? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/universal-flu-vaccine-is-it-a-possibility In recent weeks, increasing influenza activity in the United States&nbsp;reported from CDC surveillance data has made headlines, and health care providers are preparing for a challenging flu season.<br /> &nbsp; 1:02 PM, Tue January 9, 2018 Laughter: The Medicine That Has a '$0 Copay and Unlimited Refills' at This Funny Man's Pharmacy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/karen-berger/2018/01/laughter-the-medicine-that-has-a-0-copay-and-unlimited-refills-at-this-funny-mans-pharmacy We get to know Maurice Shaw, the famous YouTube pharmacist comedian. 10:34 PM, Tue January 2, 2018 CDC Alert Warns of Increasing Flu Activity, Advises Health Providers http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/cdc-alert-warns-of-increasing-flu-activity-advises-health-providers US influenza activity has significantly increased over recent weeks, and health care providers should be vigilant about diagnosing and treating patients with the virus. 11:31 AM, Tue January 2, 2018 Community Flu Prevention Education to Change Misconceptions http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/jennifer-gershman-pharmd-cph/2018/01/community-flu-prevention-education-to-change-misconceptions Flu prevention education is a great opportunity for pharmacists to change misconceptions. 10:51 PM, Mon January 1, 2018 Flu Vaccine Practice Guideline: Egg-Based Vaccines Safe for Those with Egg Allergy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/flu-vaccine-practice-guideline-eggbased-vaccines-safe-for-those-with-egg-allergy Health care providers can administer egg-based influenza vaccines to people with egg allergy without taking precautions, according to a newly-updated influenza vaccine practice parameter from the Influenza Vaccine and Egg Allergy Practice Parameter Workgroup commissioned by Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters (JTFPP).<br /> &nbsp; 11:43 AM, Thu December 21, 2017 Immunization Refusers: Acknowledge Contributing Experiences http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/immunization-refusers-acknowledge-contributing-experiences What does it take to move the small but important proportion of those who refuse or delay immunization away from skepticism and into acceptance? 8:00 AM, Fri December 15, 2017 CDC: US Influenza Activity on the Rise http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/cdc-us-influenza-activity-on-the-rise Although activity remained low during October 2017, researchers reported an increase in influenza viruses since the beginning of November. 2:02 PM, Mon December 11, 2017 Assertive Approach Recommended for Flu Vaccination Discussions http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/assertive-approach-recommended-for-flu-vaccination-discussions- William Schaffner, MD, medical director for the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases&rsquo; (NFID) and infectious disease physician at Vanderbilt, explains how health care providers can work towards getting patients who are aged 65 and older to receive an influenza vaccine. 10:09 AM, Mon November 20, 2017 3 Thanksgiving Health and Safety Tips http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/jennifer-gershman-pharmd-cph/2017/11/3-thanksgiving-health-and-safety-tips- The holiday presents a great opportunity for pharmacists to help educate patients. 11:26 PM, Thu November 16, 2017 Safe and Proper Use of Nonprescription Products for Cold and Flu Season http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/November2017/safe-and-proper-use-of-nonprescription-products-for-cold-and-flu-season During this time of year, many patients are likely to seek counsel regarding the proper selection from the plethora of nonprescription products on the market to treat and manage the symptoms generally associated with the common cold and the seasonal flu. 3:00 PM, Thu November 16, 2017 Flu Season Is Upon Us: Here's What the Data Say About How Long it Will Last http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/flu-season-is-upon-us-heres-what-the-data-say-about-how-long-it-will-last 12:56 PM, Thu November 16, 2017