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Chewing Gum Effective for Vitamin Delivery

One in 10 Americans are vitamin deficient. Chewing gum may help. 

Kickbacks in the Pharmacy Arena: Lessons to be Learned

An overview of arrangements that pharmacies enter into that violate the federal anti-kickback statute.

Pharmacy Intern Works Extra Shifts, Volunteers At COVID-19 Testing Site During Pandemic

As part of American Pharmacists Month, we’re celebrating some amazing pharmacists! Today, read about the work of Maddy Yamnitz, a pharmacy student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy.

Pharmacy Times® and Pharmacist Moms Group Celebrate #WomenPharmacistDay

Partnership will commemorate the event with a webinar and presentation of Woman Pharmacist of the Year award on Oct. 12.

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Some Experts Believe COVID-19 Vaccine Unlikely Before Fall 2021

Despite some government projections that a vaccine could be made available in early November, a fall 2021 date is more likely, according to a recent study. 
 

Continued Surveillance for Herpes Zoster is Essential Following Varicella-Zoster Virus Live Attenuated Vaccine

Although herpes zoster is rare in children, a case study suggests that it can develop in immunocompetent children after vaccination.
 

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Dietary Fructose Worsens Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Like diabetes, Inflammatory bowel disease may also be linked to a high-fructose diet. 

FDA Gives Breakthrough Therapy Designation to Relapsed/Refractory Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm Drug

IMGN632 granted breakthrough designation for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm.

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The Importance of Breast Cancer Screening During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Patients should talk to their health care team about when to reschedule a postponed or cancelled screening appointment.

Monday Pharmaceutical Mystery: What Medication Did This Patient Overdose On?

One afternoon, an emergency department pharmacist receives a medication order to verify. It’s for 10 mg of morphine through IV. The pharmacist notices the dose is unusually high and realizes it could potentially be lethal.

Health-System Specialty Pharmacies Address Social Determinants of Health

Integrating specialty pharmacy staff into oncology, neurology, rheumatology, and other specialty clinics within their health systems is a growing trend with a range of beneficial outcomes.

New Study Supports Airborne Transmission of COVID-19 in Enclosed Spaces

A new study contradicts the popular belief that COVID-19 is spread through close contact with droplets.

Pharmacy Times: Week of October 5 Lineup

This week on Pharmacy Times, there are a number of hot topics that we will be posting throughout the week, including: 
 

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Arkansas Attorney General: States Must be Able to Regulate PBMs

An upcoming court case will decide whether states can regulate pharmacy benefit managers. 
 

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Study: Menopause Increases the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Women with 2 or more moderate to severe menopause symptoms are at a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. 

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