flu season

Small Doses: 6 Stories You Need to Know in January
Small Doses: 6 Stories You Need to Know in JanuaryEasy-to-swallow bits of information from around the world of pharmacy.
Three ways healthcare executives can uncover consumers at risk for fluWith influenza activity increasing sharply, here’s how healthcare executives can determine which health plan members are at risk for the flu.
Flu Season Kicks Off: What to Expect This Year
Flu Season Kicks Off: What to Expect This YearWhat you (and your patients) need to know about flu vaccines this year.
Rite Aid Launches Children’s Flu Shot ClinicsRite Aid’s KidsCents will offer free flu shots to children.
Flu vaccine recommendations for the 2016 - 2017 seasonEgg allergies are no longer a contraindication for influenza vaccination, but intranasal mists won’t be an alternative for the shot during this year’s flu season, either, according to new recommendations released by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
High-dose flu vaccine more effective in prevention of influenza hospitalizations in elderlyHigh-dose inactivated influenza vaccinations from community pharmacists during 2012-2013 flu season were more effective than standard-dose inactivated flu shots in patients 65 years and older, and helped in the prevention of influenza-associated hospitalizations, according to a comparative effectiveness study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
How nurses can stay healthy during flu and cold seasonIt’s hard for anyone to say healthy during cold and flu season, but for nurses providing direct care to patients, the task becomes even more difficult to accomplish.
Fighting the flu: Physicians can begin using new molecular flu test in their offices
Coalition promotes important acetaminophen dosing remindersIt may come as a surprise that each year Americans catch approximately 1 billion colds, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that as many as 20% get the flu. This cold and flu season, 7 in 10 patients will reach for an over-the-counter (OTC) medicine to treat their coughs, stuffy noses, and sniffles. It’s an important time of the year to remind patients to double check their medicine labels so they don’t double up on medicines containing acetaminophen.
Massachusetts’ nurses fight mandatory flu shotsMandatory flu shots are a familiar occurrence throughout U.S. health systems, but some nurses are fighting the policy.