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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Given the collision of COVID-19 and flu season, receiving the flu vaccine may hold additional benefits by reducing symptoms that may be confused with those of the novel coronavirus.
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Those hospitalized for COVID-19 are, on average, younger and healthier than hospitalized flu patients. 
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By using a positive outlook on these circumstances, pharmacy students can learn many lessons that will set them up for success in the future.
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Patients treated with remdesivir achieved a median time to recovery of 10 days with remdesivir, compared with 15 days on the placebo.
 
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A new study suggests that COVID-19 relieves pain, which is why many patients do not experience any symptoms. 
 
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A new study suggests that blood pressure medication may help reduce influenza deaths. 
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A new study contradicts the popular belief that COVID-19 is spread through close contact with droplets.
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Pharmacy Times® interviewed Brian Nightengale, RPh, PhD, president of Good Neighbor Pharmacy, on the value of diversifying a community pharmacy’s business through meaningful health and wellness services in order to prepare the community for the flu season during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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This is the largest contact tracing study conducted in the world for any disease, analyzing the process of identifying people who came into contact with an infected person, according to a press release.
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A messenger RNA coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine was well tolerated in older adults.
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The announcement is part of the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative and the RADx Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) program, which will support 32 institutions across the United States and focus on populations disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
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Only one-third of parents believe it is more important for their children to receive an influenza (flu) vaccine this year than previous years, according to a recent national poll.