Don't Rush Science: Maintaining Ethics in Exploring Countermeasures for COVID-19
Michael K. Gusmano, PhD, discusses the importance of maintaining ethical standards in research evaluating potential therapeutics and vaccines for COVID-19.
Assessing Host Response for Sepsis Through Early Detection
Hollis O’Neal, MD, the national primary investigator for the Cytovale early sepsis detection system, discusses sepsis and COVID-19 and provides an overview of his pilot study.
Is Risk of Colorectal Cancer Linked to Certain Blood Infections?
Previous research has suggested an association between bacteria from the Bovis group streptococci, Clostridium septicum and colorectal cancer
What Should Clinicians Know About Using Convalescent Plasma for COVID-19?
In part 2 of the interview, Ryan W. Stevens, PharmD, BCIDP, discusses the risks associated with convalescent plasma and highlights what clinicians should know.
Examining Convalescent Plasma for SARS, MERS, and SARS-CoV-2
In part 1 of our interview, Ryan W. Stevens, PharmD, BCIDP, provides an overview of how convalescent plasma has been used to treat infectious diseases including coronaviruses.
Contagion Live News Network: Coronavirus Updates for April 24, 2020
Stay up to date on the latest coronavirus news from Friday, April 24th.
FDA Approves Sanofi's Quadrivalent Meningococcal Vaccine
MenQuadfi is the only FDA approved quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine that is indicated for individuals 2 through 56 years of age and older.
Contagion Live News Network: Coronavirus Updates for April 23, 2020
Stay up to date on the latest coronavirus updates from Thursday, April 23rd.
Webb Diagnostic Technologies Announces Rapid Total Antibody Test
This test, which will be marketed throughout the United States, can instantly detect antibodies in whole blood, serum, and plasma for SARS-CoV-2.
Tracing Scarlet Fever Transmission in English Classrooms
Investigators have hypothesized that scarlet fever transmission is driven by pediatric cases with symptomatic disease.
Vaccinoscopie Europe Survey Evaluates Parental Views on Vaccination
A new survey found that parents in Spain were the most supportive of vaccinations when compared with their counterparts in 4 other European countries.
FDA Grants EUA to LabCorp's At-Home COVID-19 Test Kit
This test kit was developed to both increase the supply of COVID-19 tests for first responders and frontline health care workers who develop symptoms of COVID-19.
Preparing for COVID-19 in States Behind the Curve
Lucas Schulz, PharmD, BCPS, AQ-ID, discusses how he is preparing for COVID-19 as a clinical pharmacist working in Wisconsin.
Contagion Live News Network: Coronavirus Updates for April 17, 2020
Stay up to date with the latest COVID-19 news from Friday, April 17th.
A Virologist Shares Misconceptions About SARS-CoV-2
Rebecca Dutch, PhD, discusses misconceptions about the SARS-CoV-2 virus, how the virus differs from other coronaviruses, and critical information that remains unknown.
Contagion Live News Network: Coronavirus Updates for April 16, 2020
Stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 news from Thursday, April 16, 2020.
COVID-19: ID Pharmacy From the Frontlines
Jeannette Bouchard, PharmD, discusses how ID pharmacists are taking on new responsibilities and working collaboratively to respond to COVID-19.
Contagion Live News Network: Coronavirus Updates for April 15, 2020
Stay up to date on the latest coronavirus updates from April 15th.
NIH Study Details Methods for Decontaminating N95 Respirators
The study has not been peer-reviewed yet, but the findings have been released to assist the public in responding to COVID-19.
Contagion Live News Network: Coronavirus Updates for April 14, 2020
Stay up to date on the latest coronavirus updates from April 14th.
COVID-19: Treating and Preparing Here and Now
Ramy Elshaboury, PharmD, BCPS, AQ ID, discusses the process of putting COVID-19 guidance in place using currently available literature and data.
Staying Engaged During a Pandemic
Thomas Dilworth, PharmD, shares tips and resources that can help busy clinicians stay engaged and up to date during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Is Remdesivir a Viable Option for Treating COVID-19?
Matthew Davis, PharmD, provides an overview on the agent remdesivir.
Contagion Live News Network: Coronavirus Updates for April 10, 2020
Check out the latest coronavirus updates from Friday, April 10th.
FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Decontamination of N95 Respirators
The emergency use authorization will support the decontamination of 750,000 N95 respirators per day in the United States
COVID-19: ACEIs, ARBS, and NSAIDs
Thomas Dilworth, PharmD, provides a recap of ACEIs, ARBs, and NSAIDs in patients with COVID-19.
FDA Authorizes Blood Purification Device for COVID-19
The system can be used among adult patients with COVID-19 who have been admitted to the ICU and are currently experiencing or will experience respiratory failure.
Contagion Live News Network: Coronavirus Updates for April 9, 2020
Check out the latest coronavirus updates from Thursday, April 9th.
NIH Launches Trial Evaluating Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19
The trial will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the agent in adults who are hospitalized with the novel virus
Assessing Kaletra for COVID-19
Krutika N. Mediwala, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, provides a recap of available information regarding Kaletra for the treatment of COVID-19.
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