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Pharmacy Roundup: This Week’s Top 5 Articles for November 20, 2020

Pharmacy Roundup: This Week’s Top 5 Articles From the Web by Elements magazine | pbahealth.com


November 20, 2020


Every week we share our favorite articles that other organizations, associations, and companies are producing to help your pharmacy business thrive.

You’ll discover new strategies and tips to boost your independent community pharmacy business and to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in the pharmacy industry.

This week we chose five articles covering topics ranging from updates on Covid-19 vaccines and testing to examining Amazon’s move into pharmacy.


 

Disruption Delayed: Making Sense of Amazon’s Latest Pharmacy Moves

Amazon’s recent announcement that they are entering the pharmacy space has put independent pharmacies on their toes. But DrugChannels explains why the move isn’t as disruptive to the industry as it seems on its face.


 

Americans Are More Willing to Take a Coronavirus Vaccine, Poll Suggests

A recent Gallup poll found that more people are willing to take a coronavirus vaccine then they were in September. The New York Times explores some of the causes of vaccine hesitancy.


 

Coronavirus Vaccines Are Coming, But How Effective Will They Be?

Stopping the coronavirus will depend on how effective potential vaccines are, and how widely they are adopted. McKinsey explores four possible scenarios for achieving herd immunity.


 

FDA Authorizes First At-Home Coronavirus Test

The FDA has authorized the first at-home, self-administered Covid-19 test, which patients can obtain via prescription. Politico explains how the test works and when it’s expected to hit the market.


 

Interoperability: An Untapped Tool to Fight Against Covid-19

Health information being siloed at individual providers’ offices can prevent patients from getting the best care. STAT News makes the case that the pandemic provides an opportunity to push interoperability into the future.


 

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