4 Tips for Pharmacists Managing Flu Outbreaks

Paige Clark, RPh, and Vice President of Pharmacy Policy and Programs at Prescryptive writes in Pharmacy Practice News about how every patient interaction is an opportunity to work top of license – even in busy flu season: “An estimated 9.4 million to 41 million cases of influenza occur each year in the United States, leading to 100,000 to 710,000 hospitalizations, and 4,900 to 52,000 deaths, according to the CDC. As pharmacists, we are often the first line of defense for our communities during outbreaks. In my more than 20 years as a pharmacist, I’ve seen many ways in which pharmacists engage meaningfully in our communities during flu season and even implement the newest and best practices to help our patients by working at the top of our license.” Read more in Pharmacy Practice News.

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