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Flu vaccine can protect against severe effects of COVID-19, study finds

A new study published in PLoS One suggests that the influenza vaccine may help safeguard individuals against COVID-19.

Naloxone prescriptions took a dive during the pandemic

New research published in JAMA Network shows that nationwide naloxone prescriptions declined at the start of the pandemic and have yet to reach pre-pandemic levels.

FDA: Don’t use antibody testing to evaluate immunity after COVID-19 vaccination

FDA reminded health care professionals and the public that results from currently authorized COVID-19 antibody tests should not be used to assess a person’s level of immunity or protection from COVID-19 at any time, particularly after the person has received a COVID-19 vaccination.

Preventing VTE in critically ill COVID-19 patients

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the most commonly reported thrombotic complication of COVID-19, with approximately 28% of critically ill patients with COVID-19 experiencing VTE. However, limited data are available to guide the intensity of antithrombotic prophylaxis.

ISMP updates COVID-19 vaccine errors

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) continues to track the errors that have been reported from the currently authorized COVID-19 vaccines.

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