May 27, 2020

Some COVID-19 Inpatients Might Later Exhibit a Range of Psychiatric Symptoms

The repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to go on far beyond development of a vaccine or treatment that can stem the tide of severe cases. Find out why a new study warns of long-term mental health issues in hospitalized patients, including PTSD and depression. 


One-Tenth of CVD, Cancer, and Infectious Disease Patients
Are Misdiagnosed

Pharmacists might be surprised by how many diagnoses for common conditions—and presumably accompanying prescriptions—turn out to be wrong. A study suggests that nearly 10% of U.S. patients with symptoms caused by major vascular events, infections, or cancers actually are misdiagnosed. Here is more information.  

What New OSHA COVID-19 Guidance Does and Doesn’t Include for Pharmacies

New OSHA guidelines recommend a variety of physical barriers and social distancing techniques to protect pharmacy employees and customers. They don’t advise that nearly everyone wears masks, however, which was in previous CDC guidelines. Here are more details. 


Link Not Significant Between Melanoma, Biologics for Autoimmune Disease

Biologic therapies have been highly effective in some autoimmune disease, but patients often have nagging concerns about side effects, such as greater risk of developing melanoma. Pharmacists can help put those fears to rest with information from a new review finding that the differences between biologics and conventional systemic therapy are insignificant when it comes to the skin cancer. Here is what researchers determined. 

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