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CDC: Still time to get flu shot as ILI reaches 5.2%

Based on early data, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week reported that flu vaccines this season are reducing a vaccinated person’s risk of getting sick and having to go to the doctor because of flu by about half (48%).

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Merlo touts savings from pharmacy in university lecture

Northwestern Ohio’s The Courier is reporting that CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo delivered a speech at Ohio Northern University titled “Driving More Affordable, Accessible and Effective Care,” in which he noted the ways pharmacy can help drive down healthcare costs. He said that retail pharmacy will play a key role in combatting such issues as medication non-adherence and stepping into primary care. “Retail pharmacy is oftentimes the front door to health care,” he reportedly said. “It provides more opportunities to interact with patients than any other site of care.” (The Courier)