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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory to update healthcare providers, public health departments, and the public on the potential for recurrence of COVID-19 or “COVID-19 rebound.” Paxlovid continues to be recommended for early-stage treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 among persons at high risk for progr...

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When you think of frontline workers affected by the pandemic, your local pharmacist may not be the first to come to mind. But even pre-pandemic, pharmacy was a tense and demanding field. A study of pharmacists’ mental health, from January 2020, found 75 percent of study participants experienced burnout. Since then, things have only gotten more demanding, due to the increase in prescript...

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By Dr. Michael Crowe My job as a pharmacist is to help patients get and stay healthy using prescription and over-the-counter medications, providing guidance and advice along the way. The way the process should work: A doctor prescribes a medication, and, after ensuring it is appropriate, we dispense it. Sadly, the way it works too often is that a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) gets between p...

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If drugmakers won’t lower insulin prices, maybe Michigan should make its own. That’s the thinking of a small group of lawmakers and others, led by Sen. Curt VanderWall, R-Ludington, who have been meeting with drugmakers and university representatives to determine whether Michigan can make its own insulin to sharply reduce costs for the life-saving drug. The talks are preliminary,...

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