February 2024

Walgreens Partners With Colleges of Pharmacy to Advance the Pharmacy Profession

The Walgreens Deans Advisory Council will collaborate to address key issues, including staffing challenges and decreasing pharmacy school enrollment February 5, 2024 4 mins read DEERFIELD, Ill., Feb. 5, 2024 – As a trusted, convenient local healthcare destination that millions of Americans rely on every day, Walgreens is expanding its long-standing relationships with colleges of […]

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Hospital-at-Home Could Be a Double-Edged Sword

— Equity and infection prevention are cause for concern by Shanina Knighton, PhD, RN February 17, 2024 Knighton is a nurse, scientist, and infection preventionist. By now, you’ve likely heard of the emerging care model of “hospital-at-home,” which enables patients who require acute hospital care to receive it in the comfort of their own homes.

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San Francisco Nurses Sue City Over Missed Breaks

— Class action lawsuit claims nurses at public hospitals were denied meal, rest breaks by Shannon Firth, Washington Correspondent, MedPage Today February 13, 2024 Three nurses filed a class action lawsuit against the city and county of San Francisco last week, claiming they weren’t given legally mandated meal and rest breaks while working at the

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CVS pharmacist’s death becomes cautionary tale of crushing stress at work

Ashleigh Anderson was the only manager in the pharmacy when she realized that she might be having a heart attack. Emily Le Coz – USA TODAY On the morning she died, Ashleigh Anderson researched her symptoms. Nausea. Jaw pain. Chest pain. Cold sweats. “I think I am having a heart attack,” the 41-year-old texted her

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School nurses may be well-positioned to identify students at-risk for chronic absenteeism

Jan 30 2024University of Missouri-Columbia School nurses are more than just health care heroes. They also play a key role in identifying students who are at risk for chronic absenteeism -; a growing problem that diminishes academic success and can hurt students’ health and lead to a variety of negative long-term life outcomes. A recent

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Clinicians ration penicillin amid syphilis surge

Paige Twenter – Becker’s Hospital Review The spike in syphilis cases across the U.S. are spurring public health agencies to recommend that clinicians ration penicillin injectables, the preferred treatment, KFF Health News reported Feb. 1. In spring 2023, Bicillin L-A (penicillin G benzathine) fell into shortage because of increased demand for the drug exclusively manufactured

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Retailers struggle with optics: ‘If they can’t clean a bathroom, how can they present themselves as a provider of healthcare?’

Molly Gamble (Twitter) – Friday, January 26th, 2024 – Becker’s Hospital Review As retailers looked to move further into healthcare provision, their consumer experience stood as something of a threat to legacy healthcare providers. Lately, that competitive edge seems a little less sharp. Woonsocket, R.I.-based CVS Health has built a healthcare strategy around the ideas

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To Fix Drug Shortages, Bring Manufacturing Home, Experts Say

— Onshoring and “near-shoring” of drug manufacturing could help, as would transparency by Shannon Firth, Washington Correspondent, MedPage Today February 7, 2024 To prevent future drug shortages, domestic manufacturing, “near-shoring,” and increased transparency of the drug supply chain are badly needed, experts told lawmakers during a hearing of the House Committee on Ways & Means

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