FDA Coordinates National Effort to Develop Blood-Related Therapies for COVID-19

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to play a critical role in accelerating medical countermeasures to treat and prevent COVID-19. As part of the response to this pandemic, the agency is taking the lead on a national effort to facilitate the development of, and access to, two investigational therapies derived from human blood. These are called convalescent plasma … [More]

Certain Prescription Refills allowed without Having to see a Doctor

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Many elderly and at-risk Arizonans are coming up on a dilemma: schedule a potentially risky appointment with a doctor to refill a prescription or go without needed medication. An Executive Order issued by Governor Doug Ducey provides a solution by allowing pharmacists to dispense emergency refills of maintenance medications for a 90-day supply and an additional 90-day supply … [More]

FastMed Urgent Care Launches COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool

FastMed Urgent Care | April 1, 2020

FastMed Urgent Care, one of the nation’s largest urgent care providers, announces the launch of its COVID-19 self-assessment tool on fastmed.com. FastMed is offering its COVID-19 self-assessment tool as a free public service to help patients quickly decide where to seek appropriate medical care based on a brief series of questions that help assess the risk of … [More]

Sift Fact from Fiction When It Comes to Immunity-Boosting Claims for Coronavirus

Global Wellness Institute | April 1, 2020

The Global Wellness Institute™ (GWI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to empower wellness worldwide, reminds wellness seekers that there is evidence-based, medical research available on mainstream wellness modalities. Since the launch of WellnessEvidence.com in 2015, the GWI’s researchers have made it their mission to help individuals more easily sift through … [More]

How BUSINESS can help support our medical professionals on the front line

Valleywise Health | March 25, 2020

Valleywise Health is calling all nail salons, dental offices, med spas, hardware stores, schools, colleges, auto shops and more! The Valley’s doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are facing an extreme shortage of PPE (personal protective equipment.) If you or your company can help make a difference, please consider donating unopened, boxed and/or sealed PPE to … [More]