Experts Outline COVID-19 Trends, Flu Season Predictions

Doug Long, vice president of industry relations at IQVIA, and Scott Biggs, director of supplier services, discussed their session at the 2021 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Total Store Expo titled "Pharmaceutical Trends, Issues, and Forecasts."

In an interview with Pharmacy Times, Doug Long, vice president of industry relations at IQVIA, and Scott Biggs, director of supplier services, discussed their session at the 2021 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Total Store Expo titled "Pharmaceutical Trends, Issues, and Forecasts."

In the interview, Long and Biggs said they have used flu season trends in Australia to predict the upcoming season in the US, and trends suggest encouraging flu vaccine rates this year. Furthermore, they also discussed the future of telehealth, the emergence of home health services, and changing prescription trends.