Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Flu http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/flu/condition-rss Flu en-us Thu, 24 May 2018 12:23:19 UTC Thu, 24 May 2018 12:23:19 UTC Potential Influenza Pandemic: Proposed Role for Community Pharmacies http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/potential-influenza-pandemic-proposed-role-for-community-pharmacies Pharmacies, and pharmacists across the nation need to be in a constant state of readiness for the next influenza pandemic outbreak. 12:48 PM, Tue April 24, 2018 Overuse of Acetaminophen More Common During Flu Season http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/cough-cold/overuse-of-acetaminophen-more-common-during-flu-season Acetaminophen overuse becomes much more common in the United States during cold and flu season, according to a recently published study. 8:00 AM, Thu March 15, 2018 Managing and Preventing Influenza with Antivirals: Information That May Not Be Familiar http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/marilyn-bulloch-pharmd-bcps/2018/03/managing-and-preventing-influenza-with-antivirals-information-that-may-not-be-familiar- With this year&#39;s strain of influenza gaining so much attention, due to its severity, it is important to understand and choose the best treatment option for any patient. 1:00 PM, Mon March 12, 2018 FDA Commissioner Addresses Flu Response and Preparedness Efforts http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/fda-commissioner-addresses-flu-response-and-preparedness-efforts In oral testimony before the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, urged immediate steps that can be taken to enhance the product of existing licensed influenza vaccines. 3:39 PM, Thu March 8, 2018 FDA Advisory Committee Discusses 2018-2019 Flu Vaccine Strains http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/fda-advisory-committee-recommends-20182019-flu-vaccine-strains- WHO officials noted that &ldquo;recent A(H3N2) viruses were better inhibited by ferret antisera raised against the egg-propagated reference virus A/Singapore/INFIMH-16-0019/2016 compared to ferret antisera raised against other recent egg-propagated A(H3N2) viruses.&rdquo; 11:02 AM, Sun March 4, 2018 CDC: Flu Activity on Decline, But Remains High Overall http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/cdc-flu-activity-on-decline-but-remains-high-overall Despite signs that influenza&nbsp;activity is declining, overall activity remains elevated across most of the United States following this season&rsquo;s peak in early February.&nbsp; 4:30 PM, Fri March 2, 2018 FDA Warns of Fraudulent, Unapproved Influenza Drugs http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/fda-warns-of-fraudulent-unapproved-influenza-drugs Officials with the FDA have issued a statement warning Consumers to be wary of unapproved products that claim to prevent, treat, or cure influenza.&nbsp; 4:00 PM, Fri March 2, 2018 Self-Care for the Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2018/February2018/selfcare-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-infectious-diseases How can pharmacists assist patients with preventing and treating infectious diseases? 3:47 PM, Fri February 23, 2018 Recommendation for Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/infectious-disease/recommendation-for-quadrivalent-influenza-vaccine 9:59 AM, Thu February 22, 2018 Flu Vaccine: 'Better Than Predicted,' But More Work to Do http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/flu-vaccine-better-than-expected-but-more-work-to-do 5:23 PM, Thu February 15, 2018 Widespread Flu Epidemic Breaking Records http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/widespread-flu-epidemic-breaking-records Influenza activity is breaking recent records this season, and is not yet slowing down, according to the CDC. 1:06 PM, Fri February 9, 2018 Alex Azar Discusses Flu Epidemic in Briefing with HHS Officials http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/alex-azar-discusses-flu-pandemic-in-briefing-with-hhs-officials The 2017-2018 influenza season is the worst in recent history.<br /> &nbsp; 10:04 AM, Fri February 9, 2018 Researchers Focus on Flu to Help Combat Growing Epidemic http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/researchers-focus-on-flu-to-help-combat-growing-epidemic Scientists may be able to determine how a flu strain will multiply based on its genetic makeup.<br /> &nbsp; 10:10 AM, Wed February 7, 2018 Flu Hospitalizations Reach Record High as Activity Escalates http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/flu-hospitalizations-reach-record-high-as-activity-escalates This year&rsquo;s flu season is on track to exceed previous seasons of high severity in hospitalization rates as influenza activity and related deaths continue to climb across the United States, according to a CDC media briefing held today.<br /> &nbsp; 2:28 PM, Fri February 2, 2018 Independent Pharmacies Report Underpayments for Flu Drugs http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/independent-pharmacies-report-underpayments-for-flu-drugs The NCPA stated that this underpayment leaves pharmacies in jeopardy as they continue to dispense the&nbsp;flu&nbsp;medication. 12:49 PM, Thu February 1, 2018 CDC: Influenza Activity Remains Widespread, Flu-Related Deaths Continue to Rise http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/cdc-influenza-activity-remains-widespread-flurelated-deaths-continue-to-rise Influenza activity continues to rise, as does reported flu-related death and hospitalization rates, according to the CDC&rsquo;s FluView report published today.<br /> &nbsp; 5:06 PM, Fri January 26, 2018 CDC: Flu Season at Peak, Epidemic Levels http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/cdc-flu-season-at-peak-epidemic-levels This year&rsquo;s influenza season has reached epidemic levels, according to a recent CDC briefing on current US flu activity. &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; 5:31 PM, Sun January 14, 2018 Flu Vaccines in Infants: Learning From a Case Report http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/karen-berger/2018/01/flu-vaccines-in-infants-learning-from-a-case-report We explore the physical and legal effects that may occur when an infant erroneously receives a third flu shot from the pediatrician. 6:20 AM, Thu January 11, 2018 Universal Flu Vaccine: Is It a Possibility? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/universal-flu-vaccine-is-it-a-possibility In recent weeks, increasing influenza activity in the United States&nbsp;reported from CDC surveillance data has made headlines, and health care providers are preparing for a challenging flu season.<br /> &nbsp; 1:02 PM, Tue January 9, 2018 Laughter: The Medicine That Has a '$0 Copay and Unlimited Refills' at This Funny Man's Pharmacy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/karen-berger/2018/01/laughter-the-medicine-that-has-a-0-copay-and-unlimited-refills-at-this-funny-mans-pharmacy We get to know Maurice Shaw, the famous YouTube pharmacist comedian. 10:34 PM, Tue January 2, 2018