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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.

What's the right aspirin dose for CVD patients?

Results of a new pragmatic trial called ADAPTABLE will give clinicians and their patients with heart disease more to discuss when it comes to the right dose of aspirin needed to prevent another heart attack or stroke.

Study finds differences in opioid prescribing for Black and white patients

Black and white patients within the same health system are subject to very different opioid prescribing behaviors, a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine points out.

Pharmacist becomes first Black president-elect of state association that excluded his father

Leonard L. Edloe, PharmD, ThM, will be installed as the Virginia Pharmacists Association’s (VPhA) first Black president-elect during the organization’s 140th Annual Convention. It’s one more remarkable achievement for a pharmacist who’s been showered with high-profile appointments and professional accolades over his 50-year career—but this one carries particular significance. Decades ago, VPhA denied membership to Edloe’s father based on the color of his skin.

Survey: One-third of consumers would ignore laws against buying from online pharmacies

According to a new survey from the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP) Global Foundation, almost half of Americans gamble with their lives to buy medication from online sources—even though the overwhelming majority of them operate illegally. That’s just one of the alarming findings from the organization’s 2021 survey of American perceptions and use of online pharmacies, which was commissioned from Abacus Data.

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