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Findings confirm safety of simultaneous COVID-19 and influenza vaccine administration

Results of a Phase IV study published in The Lancet find no safety concerns with coadministration of the COVID-19 vaccine and the influenza vaccine.

Arkansas pharmacy keeps COVID-19 patients out of hospitals with monoclonal antibody therapy

“Paul” was sick with COVID-19 and starting to have trouble breathing. But when he went to the local emergency department (ED) on a Friday evening, they turned him away because they didn’t have any more beds. As a last resort, he went to De Queen Health and Wellness Pharmacy in De Queen, AR, where he heard he could get treatment.

CDC: Those with disabilities have a tougher time getting COVID-19 vaccines

A new CDC study reveals that Americans with a disability were more likely to seek COVID-19 vaccines, but had more challenges obtaining them compared with other people.

ISMP cautions pharmacists about flu and COVID-19 vaccine mix-ups after cases reported

ISMP has reported multiple mix-ups between the flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccines since the former became available in September. All the mishaps happened in community and ambulatory care pharmacies, according to ISMP.

Tocilizumab in short supply due to pandemic

Some individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are treated with a monthly infusion of the biologic tocilizumab (Actemra—Genentech). However, the drug is now in short supply because of the surge in COVID-19 cases.

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