U.S. Pharmacist eNewsletter
November 2021

Analyzing Zinc for Preventing and Treating Viral Respiratory Tract Infections
Zinc has a role in immunity, preventing inflammation, hemostasis, ACE 2 activity, and tissue response to hypoxia, and it also possesses antiviral activity. However, zinc's role in preventing upper respiratory tract infections has been limited by differences in administration route and formulations, outdated information, low-quality evidence, and the withdrawal of published systematic reviews. Read more.


COVID-19 Is Milder in Children But Still Much Worse Than Influenza
Children tend to have much milder cases of COVID-19 than adults, but infection with the novel coronavirus isn’t “just like the flu,” as some naysayers have claimed. Find out what differentiates the two viruses and what makes COVID-19 so much worse for children, especially those with preexisting conditions.

Determining Best Amoxicillin Dose & Duration for Treating CAP in Children
The Pediatric Diseases Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America released guidelines on the management of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in infants and children older than 3 months in 2011. Recently, the UK National Institute for Health Research issued a report that sheds more light on this subject. Read more.   

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