February 8, 2023 

Pharmacy Associations Weigh in on So-Called Staff Shortages

Is there an actual shortage of pharmacy staff or do difficult working conditions make some positions hard to fill? Key pharmacy associations weigh in on the answer as some of the nation’s largest pharmacy chains cut back on hours, blaming staff shortages. Learn more about the results of a study conducted by the National Community Pharmacists Association.


Lower Uptake of COVID-19 Vaccines in Rural Areas

Pharmacists in rural areas might have more difficulty persuading some people, especially young men, to get COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. Find out how a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association came up with that information and what groups the authors found are more and less likely to be willing vaccine recipients.

Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Underused, Especially in Women Patients

Some patients, especially females, are less likely to receive the dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin recommended after a high-risk transient ischemic attack or minor ischemic stroke to help prevent recurrent acute ischemic events. Find out how common that is and why the disparity might exist from a study that was presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2023.


Pharmacist Video Series: Xatmep

In this Pharmacist Recommendation Series, U.S. Pharmacist Editor-in-Chief Robert Davidson interviews compounding/specialty pharmacist Amanda Ye, PharmD, RPh, who reviews Xatmep, the only FDA-approved oral liquid, ready-to-use methotrexate option for pharmacists. Click here to view video.

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