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Primary Care Patients & COVID-19

By Daniella

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans have avoided or delayed health care out of concern for their health or the health of their families. According to a national survey of 4,400 Americans, conducted by Aetna and Morning Consult, 60% responded that they had canceled or delayed hea...

07.30.20 11:26 AM - Comment(s)

Teva Respiratory Launches First Smart Inhaler

By Daniella

Teva Respiratory released the first digital albuterol sulfate 117 mcg rescue inhaler for patients over the age of four, with a corresponding companion app. This rescue inhaler is meant to treat or prevent bronchospasm for patients with reversible obstructive airway disease and is for the prevention ...

07.15.20 11:46 AM - Comment(s)

Patients Benefit from Integration of Pharmacists into General Practice Teams

By Daniella

Integrating pharmacists into general practice (GP) teams, specifically among patients with long-term or complex medical needs, could decrease pressure on GP teams and optimize patient treatment entirely, according to new research by the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. When GPs manage patient t...

07.02.20 12:07 PM - Comment(s)

US Health Officials Report a Surge in COVID-19 Cases

By Daniella

On Tuesday, 6/23, federal health officials reported a “disturbing surge” of COVID-19 infections in many parts of the country, especially in Florida, Texas, and Arizona, as states began to reopen and the public ignored social distancing and face mask guidelines. On the same day, the US had recorded t...

06.29.20 04:25 PM - Comment(s)

The Impact of COVID-19 on Pharmacies

By Daniella

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and state-wide lockdown restrictions are lifted or changed, pharmacies can expect to see a higher volume of customers in their stores. Pharmacists play a crucial role within the community, as they are often the first health care professionals that the pub...

06.25.20 12:54 PM - Comment(s)