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Adapting Operations to Meet the Needs of the Community
Pharmacy Times® interviewed Brian Nightengale, RPh, PhD, president of Good Neighbor Pharmacy, on the value of diversifying a pharmacy’s business to meet the needs of the customer and adapt to the immediate needs of the community, such as during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Granting Pharmacists Provider Status During the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Critical
Pharmacy Times® interviewed Nancy Lyons, BSPharm, MBA, CDE, of Health Mart and Pete Slone of McKesson on why provider status for pharmacists is important to consider during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Planning for the Surge in Demand for the Flu Vaccine
Pharmacy Times® interviewed Ramzi Yacoub, chief pharmacy officer at SingleCare, on how data from SingleCare has shown an intense surge in demand for the flu vaccine this year.
Management Solutions for Opioid Epidemic Are Similar to Management of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Pharmacy Times® interviewed Keri Donaldson, medical director and CEO of Prescient Medicine, about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the opioid epidemic in the United States.
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Student Café: COVID-19 Impact on Pharmacy Residencies, Internships
Students at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy answered the question “How has the pandemic impacted your summer internship/residency (or other pharmacy work)?”  
Experts ‘Optimistic’ About Having a COVID-19 Vaccine in 2020
In an interview with Pharmacy Times, National Community Pharmacists Association CEO B. Douglas Hoey, BSPharm, said he’s optimistic about having a vaccine for COVID-19 by the end of the year.
 
Increased Supply of Intranasal Flu Vaccine Available for This Flu Season
Pharmacy Times® interviewed Fred Peruggia, the head of marketing for respiratory and biologics vaccines at AstraZeneca, on the company’s production and distribution of an intranasal flu vaccine for this flu season.
Drug Price Forecast Estimates an Increase in Hospital Drug Spending in 2021
Pharmacy Times® interviewed Steven Lucio, vice president of Pharmacy Solutions at Vizient, on a drug price forecast that estimates an increase in hospital drug spending in 2021.
Granting Opportunities for Research and Collaboration in the Practice of Community Pharmacy
Pharmacy Times® interviewed Anne Marie Kondic, PharmD, on the grant opportunities the Community Pharmacy Foundation has supported to promote research and collaboration in the practice of the community pharmacy.
Prioritizing Safety While Accelerating Production of the COVID-19 Vaccine
Although the development process for vaccines is always intricate and time-consuming, the process of developing a vaccine for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) presents a myriad of new challenges, as researchers race to complete it in record time.
 
Pharmacists Are Vital to Providing Flu, COVID-19 Vaccines
Pharmacy Times spoke with NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, FASAE, CAE, IOM, about the vital role pharmacists have in the upcoming influenza season and how they will be involved in distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.
 
Counseling Parents on Immunizations During Back-To-School Season
Pharmacy Times spoke with Suzanne Soliman, PharmD, BCMAS, about how pharmacists can prepare their patients for the back-to-school season amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the upcoming flu season.