This month’s Insights Newsletter covers the latest practice-changing pharmacy updates, emerging trends, and natural medicines popular topics and resources. Get ready for the new mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. Read how rosemary oil is the new trend for hair loss, educate about nirsevimab to prevent RSV, and more.
Insights Newsletter | October 2023
Be Ready for Updated mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines
Updated COVID-19 vaccines are here, bringing many questions about who needs one, which vaccine to use, and if they can be given with other vaccines (flu, etc.). Our Letter articles review what’s new with 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccines, including composition and coverage of variants. We discuss that bivalent vaccines are no longer recommended. We review who needs an updated COVID-19 vaccine, vaccine schedules for different populations, and cost of COVID-19 vaccines. Our resource, COVID-19 Vaccines, compares available options, dosing, and storage recommendations. Read Newsletter
Educate About Nirsevimab to Prevent RSV
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most common cause of hospitalization in U.S. infants and prevention strategies are needed. Nirsevimab (Beyfortus) is a new option to prevent RSV in young children. Our Letter articles review the new monoclonal antibody to prevent RSV in young children, nirsevimab. We discuss nirsevimab efficacy and how it compares to palivizumab (Synagis) for RSV prevention. We also review who should get nirsevimab, dosing, and side effects. Our resource, Preventing RSV, provides additional guidance on use of nirsevimab and how it compares to palivizumab, and reviews the role of the new RSV vaccines. Read Newsletter
Other Covered Topics
October is American Pharmacists Month and we offered an exclusive free resource from Bula, the leading experts on pharmacy legislation! Listen to our latest Medication Talk podcast, Flu Vaccine Update, and get all access to the rest of our 2023 CriticalPoint virtual compounding training programs.