Top 5 Pharmacy Times Pneumococcal Articles of 2023


From newsworthy moments to groundbreaking research, these were the most-read pneumococcal-related articles on Pharmacy Times in 2023.

1. Treatment of Acute, Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections with Ampicillin for Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus Species

The incidence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci has nearly doubled in recent years. Read More Here.

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2. Vaccines Offer Protection Against Cold and Cough Symptoms

Pharmacists play a vital role in administering these and educating patients about COVID-19, influenza, pneumococcal, and Tdap vaccinations. Read More Here.

3. PCV20 May Help Reduce Infection of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease for Children

In a case study, the patient had no significant past medical complications and was fully immunized for the age-based recommendation from the Advisory Council and Immunization Practices. Read More Here.

4. Study: Pneumococcal Vaccines Do Not Prevent Development of Otitis Media in Infants

According to the investigators, Streptococcus pneumoniae and non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae are dominant pathogens of otitis media after birth. Read More Here.

5. Study: Prevention Strategies Needed for Non-Ventilator-Associated Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia

Study findings suggest surveillance and prevention programs are needed for this common and deadly complication of hospitalization. Read More Here.

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