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Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Coronavirus News Roundup: Gilead Sets Price for Remdesivir, New FDA and CDC Guidance Updates »
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), h...
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Premature Testing More Likely to Result in False Negative for COVID-19 »
A Johns Hopkins team of investigators has found that testing infected individuals too early for the novel coronavirus dise...
Monday, June 29, 2020
Adapt to a “New Normal” During Uncertain Times »
Just a few months ago, the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) hit the United States and rapidly changed lives. As r...
Friday, June 26, 2020
In the era of COVID-19, states need practical solutions to address health care costs »
The vast human and economic devastation of the coronavirus is evident in the numbers: more than 100,000 American lives l...
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Fauci, top health officials warn of covid-19 surge, contradict Trump on testing »
Top federal health officials warned Tuesday that surges in coronavirus infections in more than a dozen states could wors...
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Pharmacists Fight HIV »
In the wake of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, pharmacists face an ongoing challenge with helping patients...
Monday, June 8, 2020
NJ passes bill granting testing authority and Medicaid coverage »
New Jersey Senate bill S 2436 has passed the Senate and currently awaits hearing in assembly committee on health. This...
Monday, June 1, 2020
Scientists Question Validity of Major Hydroxychloroquine Study »
Experts demanded verification of data and methods used in a study of drugs to treat Covid-19. The study suggested the drug...
Friday, May 29, 2020
Experts Caution Against High Doses of Vitamin D for COVID-19 »
High doses of vitamin D supplement have not shown any benefit in preventing or treating coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19...
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Preliminary Report of Remdesivir Trial Shows Improved Recovery Time in Severe COVID-19 »
Preliminary data from the Adaptive Covid-19 Treatment Trial (ACTT-1), which incorporated sites in 10 countries and evaluat...
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
NACDS COVID-19 Report: Top Reopening Priorities and How Pharmacies Can Help »
Rapid coronavirus disease 2 (COVID-19) testing, contract tracing, and preparing for vaccines and treatments are the 3 key...
Monday, May 18, 2020
Three new videos you'll want to watch »
NCPA has posted three new videos which address various questions including new COVID-19 test billing guidance, person...
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Pharmacy Job Demand Could Grow Because of COVID-19 »
The growing recognition of the importance of pharmacists and pharmacy staff on the front lines of the novel coronavir...
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
FDA Grants EUA to Saliva-Based COVID-19 Test for At-Home Use »
Officials with the FDA granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to the first diagnostic test that will allow at-home coll...
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
FDA Authorizes Use of COVID-19 Antibody Test »
The FDA has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Roche’s antibody test for severe acute respiratory syndrome co...
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Plan Carefully When Preparing to Reopen Your Business, CDC Advises »
No date has been set for reopening New Jersey’s economy, but businesses would do well to begin planning now. Reopening in...
Monday, April 27, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Reiterates Importance of Close Patient Supervision for ‘Off-Label »
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a Drug Safety Communication regarding known side effects of hydroxyc...
Thursday, April 23, 2020
NIH Panel Develops COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines »
A panel of experts convened by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has published treatment guidelines for the coron...
Friday, April 17, 2020
What Independent Pharmacies Need to Know About COVID-19 Testing »
Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services issued new guidance that authorizes pharmacists to order and admi...
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
It wasn’t until April 8 that the federal government authorized U.S. pharmacies to begin testing for »
As Italy’s death toll from the novel coronavirus climbed to one of the highest in the world , its doctors made a plea t...
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
University of Pittsburgh Announces Promising Vaccine Candidate »
Scientists from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine recently announced their vaccine candidate against SARS-Co...
Friday, April 3, 2020
Essential Drug Supplies for Virus Patients Are Running Low »
Medicines to alleviate breathing difficulty, relieve pain and sedate coronavirus patients are in very high demand, depleti...
Thursday, April 2, 2020
How Are Pharmacies Protecting Staff from COVID-19? »
A 25-year-old pharmacy technician who reportedly had no underlying health conditions died from new coronavirus disease (CO...
Monday, March 30, 2020
Here's what you need to know about the CARES Act »
We've created a summary of the relevant provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act ,...
Friday, March 27, 2020
COVID-19: The Multifaceted Search for Potential Treatments »
The FDA announced their commitment to not only conducting clinical trials of convalescent plasma, but also facilitating ac...
Monday, March 23, 2020
PHARMACISTS AS FRONT-LINE RESPONDERS FOR COVID-19 PATIENT CARE »
Pharmacy Organization’s Joint Policy Recommendations to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic Major pharmacy organizations, re...
Friday, March 20, 2020
Coronavirus Pandemic: 9 Things Independent Pharmacies Should Do Now »
The spread of the virus has put a national spotlight on hygiene and healthcare, and as a pharmacist, you are one of the fi...
Thursday, March 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CALL TO ACTION FROM NCPA »
Please contact your Representative and Senators immediately and urge them to include provisions addressing pharmacy DI...
Thursday, March 19, 2020
NCPA, NACDS Underscore Role of Community Pharmacists in Fighting COVID-19 »
In a published letter to Vice President Mike Pence, the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) highlighted the...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Coronavirus Information »
Community pharmacists are the country's most accessible healthcare providers. You are on the front lines of every public h...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
U.S. Virus Plan Anticipates 18-Month Pandemic and Widespread Shortages »
The 100-page federal plan laid out a grim prognosis and outlined a response that would activate agencies across the govern...
Friday, March 13, 2020
Drug Shortages Act Needed As Coronavirus Threats Grow »
Legislation recently introduced in the US House of Representatives will help curb drug shortages, particularly in light of...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Governor Murphy Announces Efforts to Support Consumer Access to COVID-19 Screening, Testing, and Tes »
TRENTON  – Governor Phil Murphy today announced administrative actions from the Department of Banking and Insurance,...
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Coronavirus: Ten reasons why you ought not to panic »
Regardless of whether we classify the new coronavirus as a pandemic, it is a serious issue. In less than two months, it ha...
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
President Trump Signs Coronavirus Bill as Pharmacies Show Their Value in Outbreak »
President Donald Trump has signed a bill that will provide more than $8.3 billion to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-...

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