Week in Review: Study Finds Stay-At-Home Orders Significantly Slowed Spread of COVID-19


Top news of the week from Pharmacy Times®.

Top news of the week from Pharmacy Times®.

5. ACIP Updates Vaccine Recommendations for 2020: What Pharmacists Need to Know

The June 2020 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices meeting included customary discussions of the annual influenza vaccine and availability of a new meningococcal vaccine, but the meeting was unprecedented in its virtual delivery method and discussion of a vaccine for a global pandemic. Read more.

4. Women on Beta Blockers for Hypertension May Have Higher Risk of Heart Failure Than Men When Presenting with Acute Coronary Syndrome

Women prescribed beta blockers for hypertension who have no history of cardiovascular disease have a 4.6% greater risk of heart failure than men when experiencing acute coronary syndrome, according to a study published in Hypertension. Read more.

3. Study Finds Stay-At-Home Orders Significantly Slowed Spread of COVID-19

As the majority of states implemented stay-at-home orders in the early months of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, new research from Brown University has confirmed that those orders significantly slowed the spread of the disease for the entire country. Read more.

2. Study: Antibiotic Use Increases Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

A new study suggests that antibiotic use may increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn disease. Read more.

1. Study: Short Term Use of HIV-Prevention Medication Protects At-Risk Men on Vacation

Men at particular risk for HIV are very likely to consistently take preventative medication during vacations when their odds of contracting the virus are higher, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh. Read here.

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