Last year the flu season didn't officially start until closer to Christmas, or three weeks after the official start of the flu season this year.
PharMerica serves the long-term care, hospital pharmacy management services, specialty home infusion and oncology pharmacy markets.
Though healthcare spending grew to make up 17.9% as a share of gross domestic product, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services note in a new Health Affairs article that its growth slowed down in 2016.
The flu season last week crossed the seasonal threshold established by CDC as 2.3% of national patient visits were due to influenza-like illness. This percentage is above the national baseline of 2.2%.
Shingrix is now approved in Canada and U.S. for the prevention of herpes zoster in adults aged 50 years and above.
Posting a $51.8 million third-quarter loss, Fred’s said that it is exploring strategic alternatives for non-core businesses, including its specialty pharmacy business and real estate.
In 2016, an estimated 37 million people were living with HIV-1 globally, and 1.8 million people became newly infected with the virus.
The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, or WRAIR, developed, manufactured and tested the Purified Inactivated Zika Virus vaccine.
Rite Aid’s 11,000 certified immunizing pharmacists are a valuable resource in helping people fight the flu, which the CDC estimates will infect 1-in-5 Americans this year.