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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Ensuring equitable distribution of remdesivir in virus hot spots can help increase the capacity of intensive care unites. 

 
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Pharmacists must be able to identify populations that are at high risk for influenza complications.
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Studying blood samples from critically ill patients at the London Health Sciences Center (LHSC), the researchers identified a unique pattern of 6 molecules that could be used as therapeutic targets to treat the virus, as reported in the Critical Care Explorations journal.
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Vitamin C and zinc are among the adjuvant treatments being evaluated for patients with COVID-19 due to their various immune-enhancing properties and possible antiviral effects.
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Antibodies isolatied from plasma donated from recovered COVID-19 patients fights the virus that causes COVID-19.
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Although flu vaccines have been proven to reduce severe illness, evidence is lacking on the link between flu vaccination and antibiotic prescribing at the population level in the United States, according to the study authors.
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Further, although the transmission of influenza and COVID-19 are similar, the incubation period is differentiated, with a range of 1 to 4 days for influenza and a range of 2 to 12 days for COVID-19.
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Increasing education and recommendations is a crucial element of increasing maternal vaccination.
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The widely available anti-parasitic drug ivermectin is capable of killing COVID-19 within 48 hours in a cell culture, according to a new study.
 
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The new edge-computing platform may expand the arsenal of health surveillance tools used to forecast seasonal flu and other viral respiratory outbreaks, such as COVID-19 or severe acute respiratory syndrome.
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Children aged 0 to 4 years are now the highest CDC has on record at this point in the season, surpassing the rates reported during the second wave of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.