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The Ad Council And The Covid Collaborative Announce A New Resource Designed To Address Healthcare Professionals' Questions About Covid-19 Vaccination

The Ad Council and the COVID Collaborative announced a new resource designed to address healthcare professionals' questions about COVID-19 vaccination. The videos [link]–which feature an introduction from Dr. Anthony Fauci–include experts from a diverse coalition of leading healthcare organizations and medical institutions sharing information around COVID-19 vaccine development and safety with their fellow physicians and nurses.

The video series was developed in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and top health and medical institutions. The content will be shared with the medical community to increase understanding and confidence about the efficacy and safety of the new vaccines. Topics addressed include safety, availability, cost, side

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Independent Pharmacy Alliance of America (IPA) Announces New PAC President Anthony Minniti R.Ph.

The Independent Pharmacy Alliance (IPA), one of the largest pharmacy Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO) and Trade Organizations in the United States serving over 3,600 independent retail pharmacies, is very happy to announce that Anthony Minniti, Owner of Bell Pharmacy, Camden, NJ has been selected the new President of IPA-RXPAC.

“I’m proud to announce Anthony Minniti, of Bell Pharmacy, as IPA’s new PAC president,” said Jim Vizzoni, President IPA Board of Trustees. “Anthony brings a wealth of pharmacy and political experience that will help take our PAC to new levels. Please join me in welcoming Anthony as PAC President!”

“As the new President of IPA-RXPAC, I’m proud to help lead our 3,600+ Independent Pharmacy Owners in fighting for lower drug prices and improved access to neighborhood pharmacy services,” said Anthony Minniti. “I’m asking my fellow owners to join me in supporting

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AHCA/NCAL Issues Statement Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout In Long Term Care

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and assisted living communities across the country that provide care to approximately five million people each year, released the following statement regarding the pace of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout.

The following statement is attributable to Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of AHCA/NCAL:

“With record-breaking cases in nursing homes right now due to soaring community spread, no one could wish for a swifter delivery of the vaccine than those living and working in long term care facilities. While we must be efficient in order to save the lives of our most vulnerable, we must also be thoughtful and targeted in our approach.

“Since the creation of the pharmacy partnership program for long term care, we knew that this rollout would take time: to appr

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How to Prevent Vision Loss from Glaucoma

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide, affecting over 3 million people in the United States alone. It is often called the silent thief of sight because it robs people of vision slowly and without early symptoms. However, regular eye exams can lead to early diagnosis and help prevent vision loss.

The only way to diagnose glaucoma is by having a comprehensive dilated eye exam that can detect the disease in its early stages, allowing people to get treatments that can slow or prevent vision loss. Treatments for glaucoma include prescription eye drops, laser treatment, and surgery. There are new medications approved in 2020 that can help with certain forms of glaucoma.

Dr. Laura Sperazza, Director of Low Vision Services at Lighthouse Guild says, “It’s important to know that while glaucoma cannot be prevented or cured, it is treatable. Glaucoma does not have to l

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