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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Rates of some vaccinations are low in these patients, but pharmacists can play a key role in adherence.
 
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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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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.
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Community pharmacy-based immunization services have a proven track record for serving patients.
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’Tis the season for cold and flu, as we enter that time of year when patients turn to pharmacists for guidance on self-care products for treating these scourges of winter.
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Receiving a flu shot before a heart bypass surgery can stop inflammation throughout the body and possibly lead to a healthier recovery, according to a preliminary study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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One health care organization has taken their flu vaccination efforts to the next level, by vaccinating the majority of its 12,000 employees, during a 1-day event called #HitMeWithYourFluShot.
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Louisiana and Nevada show the highest flu activity in the first monthly report from the Walgreens Flu Index for October, which shows increased incidence of the flu compared with last year.