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July 10, 2018
CDC’s ACIP discusses vaccines for influenza, HPV, and more

CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met in Atlanta on June 20–21 to review a variety of immunization topics, including influenza, HPV, and more. ACIP’s recommendations aren’t official until accepted by CDC and published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Complete…

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June 25, 2018
CDC reports Shringrix order limits, shipping delays

High levels of demand for Shringrix (herpes zoster vaccine) have led GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to implement order limits, and providers have experienced shipping delays, according to CDC.   “It is anticipated these order limits and shipping delays will continue throughout 2018,” CDC has reported on…

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June 19, 2018
To address poor blood glucose control, look for clinical inertia

Many patients with diabetes don’t meet the recommended glycemic goals. According to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, only 53% of people with diabetes have A1C measurements suggesting their blood glucose is well controlled. Often enough, for people with type 2 diabetes…

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May 21, 2018
Pharmacy-based immunization services increase influenza, pneumococcal vaccination rates

Pharmacy-based immunization services have increased influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations by millions since immunizations became more commonplace in the community pharmacy setting, say researchers in a paper published online in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. In the study,…

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