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Pharmacists can extend education to prescribers and provide important guidance on abuse-deterrent opioid formulations.
These professional organizations are aware that some medications are being prophylactically prescribed as potential treatments for COVID-19.
The EUA designation allows the test to be used to detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, for the duration of the continuing pandemic.
While remdesivir is not FDA-approved to treat the novel coronavirus, the orphan drug status would provide 7 years of exclusive marketing in the United States and tax credits on research and development costs once the drug was approved.
Despite numerous treatment advances, early detection, public education, and smoking cessation are the best bets.
Gunda Siska, RPh, PharmD, discusses what she is doing as a hospital pharmacist to stay healthy.
The new guidelines recommend dosing vancomycin to achieve an area under the curve to minimum inhibitor concentration (AUC/MIC) ratio of ≥ 400.
Not enough people are taking seriously frequent recommendations to practice social distancing, he said.
The COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium is a partnership of federal government, tech industry, and academic leaders whose goal is to stop the virus.
Only 15% of those at risk are currently using PrEP.
Morristown Medical Center’s area-based pharmacist program leads to an increase in direct patient contact and opportunities for interventions.
The presentation highlighted the opportunities for healthsystem pharmacists to intervene and enhance both inpatient and transitional care.