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compounding
Competency, sporadic checks, and training can cut down on mistakes that cause contamination.
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Study results suggest that infusing foods with green tea extract may lower consumers' chances of catching norovirus when eating contaminated food.
In a recent guidance issued by the HHS under the PREP Act, qualified pharmacy technicians and state-authorized pharmacy interns are authorized to administer childhood vaccines, COVID-19 vaccines upon availability, and COVID-19 tests.
Ubrogepant (Ubrelvy, Allergan) was approved for the treatment of acute migraines with or without aura in adults after showing a significantly greater reduction in headache pain compared with placebo.
 
Pills
Last year’s Take Back Day collected 441.5 tons of prescription drugs. 
Pharmacy Times®, in conjunction with Parata Systems, recognized the 2020 winners of the Next-Generation Pharmacist awards at the 11th annual virtual awards gala.  
Thirty-four percent of people in Turkey and 17% of people in the UK report that they are “hesitant” about a COVID-19 vaccine, primarily based on the their beliefs regarding the origin of the virus.
Allison Burns, Pharm.D., RPh, honored as the 2020 Next-Generation Pharmacist®.
Cholesterol-lowering statins have been found to potentially reduce the risk of cancer via a pathway that is unrelated to its impact on cholesterol, according to a recent study.
communication
The right communication system can increase patient engagement and adherence while allowing the pharmacy team to turn their attention to other issues.
Patients with current or former smoking status may be at an increased risk of severe illness due to COVID-19.
Physicians and scientists tested several oral and nasopharyngeal rinses in a laboratory setting for their ability to inactivate human coronaviruses that are similar in structure to SARS-CoV-2.