FDA approves first new flu drug in 20 years

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on October 24 that they’ve approved a new drug for the flu: Baloxavir marboxil (it’s brand name is Xofluza). This $150…

Flu treatment hampered by I.V. bag shortage

This unexpectedly bad flu season has been made even more difficult because of a shortage of fluids used to deliver medication and treat dehydrated patients. The ongoing shortage…

Get aggressive this flu season

It’s official, we’re experiencing an especially nasty flu season. Emergency departments are overflowing and patients are waiting for beds. Of course, this means nurses are surrounded by sick…
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Influenza vaccines and nurses

Find out how to improve influenza vaccination rates among healthcare workers. Takeaways: Barriers to influenza vaccination include inconvenience and cost, previous negative experiences, personal and religious beliefs, and…

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