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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This month's OTC case studies ask about PMS symptoms, using stevia for diabetes, and OTC Tamiflu. 
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Edina Avdic, PharmD, MBA, BCPS-AQ ID, discusses various recommendations for different patient populations with influenza. 
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Next to clean water, the measles is the most effective public health intervention of all time.
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Is changing the prednisolone taper to a prednisone taper a good option due to the drug shortage?
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Walgreens has released its January Flu Index report, which shows the southern markets with increased flu activity as New Mexico tops the list for the first time this flu season.
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The first adjuvanted, cell-based influenza vaccine is designed to protect against influenza A (H5N1) in the event of a pandemic.
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Pharmacists can ease fears and offer counseling to dispel common misconceptions and myths and help promote immunization.
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Edina Avdic, PharmD, MBA, BCPS-AQ ID, discusses 2 investigational influenza treatments for pharmacists to keep an eye on. 
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Learn about OTC preventions for influenza, handling flu and diabetes, and more.
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Edina Avdic, PharmD, MBA, BCPS-AQ ID, discusses her recommendations for treating patients demonstrating resistance to influenza treatments. This video was filmed at the 54th ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) Midyear Meeting.
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According to a survey commissioned by the American Academy of Family Physicians, certain groups, including millennials and African Americans, are more susceptible to anti-vaccination rhetoric and beliefs, with 51% of Americans reporting they have not received a flu shot this season. In addition, nearly one-third of adults who completed the survey do not plan on getting a flu shot.
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Pharmacists play a critical role in protecting patients from seasonal influenza and pneumonia illnesses and sequelae.