Flu

The Pharmacy Times® Flu resource center provides information about early symptoms of the flu and the array of therapies in development intended to treat it as it progresses. Additionally, learn more about the data coming directly from the most widely attended pharmacy conferences and meetings, updated clinical trial listings, and other resources.

Beyond the Bench: Advancing Vaccine Education
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Pharmacists play a critical role in protecting patients from seasonal influenza and pneumonia illnesses and sequelae.
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Influenza B has been causing severe illnesses in many areas of the country.
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After injecting the flu vaccine into a tumor cell, researchers found that the injection either slowed the growth or shrunk the tumor itself.
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Research has been conducted to produce a vaccination that gives patients long-lasting protection from influenza.
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Edina Avdic, PharmD, MBA, BCPS-AQ ID, associate director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, discusses current antiviral treatments for influenza. This video was filmed at the ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) 54th Clinical Meeting & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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The popular prescription influenza antiviral will become more accessible in the United States thanks to Sanofi deal. 
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Rates of some vaccinations are low in these patients, but pharmacists can play a key role in adherence.
 
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The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has entered an agreement with Sanofi Pasteur to increase the company's domestic pandemic influenza vaccine production capabilities.
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Louisiana, Nevada, Texas rank highest in flu activity for the month of November.
 
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Emmes, a scientific research company, will support the development of a universal influenza vaccine that could provide longer-lasting protection than the current vaccines available.
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Since 2005, the CDC has enforced National Influenza Vaccination Week to emphasize the importance of continuing flu vaccination even through the winter months. Although it is the holiday season, the CDC and other organizations want to remind the general public that it is never a bad time to get your flu vaccine. Sam Nass, PharmD, MBS and Walgreens Immunizations Manager weighed in on the subject in an interview with Pharmacy Times®.
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Knowing patients and their ailments is essential when recommending an OTC cold and cough reliever for short-term use.