May 2020

Microneedle Patch Effective for Delivering COVID-19 Vaccine?
While still early in the process, COVID-19 vaccine development at the University of Pittsburgh is unique because of the use of a microneedle array. The device, which attaches like a bandage, appeared to produce appropriate responses when tested in mice. Here are more details.


How Pharmacists Can Respond to Vaccine Hesitancy
A new study discusses the primary reasons for vaccine hesitancy in the United States, while another updates past reports to declare that vaccines have an excellent safety profile. Pharmacists can find out why Americans might be concerned and respond with information to allay their fears. 

Live Attenuated Zoster Vaccine Doesn’t Provide Extended Protection in Some RA Patients
Not only is herpes zoster incidence higher in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared with the general population, but past research has suggested risk could be further increased with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs. Read more.

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