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COVID-19 News Articles

  1. April 7: DEA takes additional steps to allow increased production of controlled substances used in COVID-19 care
  2. April 6: The COVID-19 Nursing Home Nightmare
  3. April 2: Buddy Carter Relief FAQs for Seniors
  4. March 31, 2020: As Nursing Homes with Cases Reach 400, AHCA Advises Operators to Assume All Untested Patients Positive for COVID-19
  5. March 31, 2020: FDA Continues to Accelerate Development of Novel Therapies for COVID-19
  6. Treatment for Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
  7. March 25: Groundbreaking decision on ‘observation stays’
  8. March 20, 2020: CMS delays implementation of new MDS 3.0
  9. March 19, 2020: FDA to Study Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19
  10. March 17, 2020: Updated: WHO Now Doesn't Recommend Avoiding Ibuprofen For COVID-19 Symptoms
  11. March 16, 2020: CMS guidance bans most visitors, communal dining at nursing homes over COVID-19
  12. March 12, 2020: How coronavirus symptoms compare with those of the flu, allergies, and the common cold
  13. March 10, 2020: Feds, providers take ‘unprecedented’ action regarding visitor access at long-term care facilities over COVID-19 fears

The Value of Pharmacists

  1. Stout, J. (2019, April 23). The Value of a Pharmacist to a Primary Care Team. Retrieved from
  2. Peeples, L. (2019, May 23). Pharmacist-Led Clinics Reduce Readmissions. Pharmacy Practice News. Retrieved from
  3. Dolhun, R. (2019, June 27). Ask the MD: How a Pharmacist Can Help Manage Parkinson’s. The Michael J. Fox Research Foundation. Retrieved from
  4. Ameer, H., & Jain, S. (2019, January 31). How Pharmacists Can Help Ensure That Patients Take Their Medicines. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from
  5. Martin, P., Tamblyn, R., Benedetti, A., Ahmed, S., & Tannenbaum, C. (2018). Effect of a Pharmacist-Led Educational Intervention on Inappropriate Medication Prescriptions in Older Adults The D-PRESCRIBE Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA, 320(18), 1889-1898. Doi:10.0001. Retrieved from
  6. Carroll, A. E. (2019, January 28). The Unsung Role of the Pharmacist in Patient Health. The New York Times. Retrieved from
  7. Samford University. (2019, March 1). I am a Pharmacist. Youtube. Retrieved from
  8. Pharmacist-Led Antibiotic Stewardship Approach Cuts Overprescribing
  9. The Conversation. (2019, October 19). Pay pharmacists to improve our health, not just supply medicines. Retrieved from
  10. Downing and Garber (2020, January 28). Pharmacists can help solve our overmedication problem — if we let them. Retreieved from

Aging Polypharmacy

  1. 1. Span, P. (2019, March 19). Older Americans are Awash in Antibiotics. The New York Times. Retrieved from
  2. Mishori, R. (17, January 28). This physician wants her patients to use fewer medications. The Washington Post. Retrieved from
  3. Gorman, A. (16, August 15). 'America's other drug problem': Giving the Elderly Too many Prescriptions. The Washington Post. Retrieved from


  1. Pottie, K., Thompson, W., Davies, S.,et al. (2018). Deprescribing benzodiazepine receptor agonists. Canadian Family Physician, 64, 339-351.
  2. Haddad, Y. K., Karani, M. V., Bergen, G., & Marcum, Z. A. (2018). Willingness to Change Medications Linked to Increased Fall Risk: A Comparison between Age Groups. Journal of the American Geriatric Society. doi:10.1111/jgs.15696.
  3. Drenth-van Maanen, C. A., Leenderste, A. J., Jansen, P. A., Knol, W, et al. (2018). The Systematic Tool to Reduce Inappropriate Prescribing (STRIP): Combining implicit and explicit prescribing tools to improve appropriate prescribing. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 24, 317-322. doi:10.1111/jep.12787.
  4. Wouters, H., Scheper, J., Koning, H., Brouwer, C., et al. (2017). Discontinuing Inappropriate Medication Use in Nursing Home Residents. Annals of Internal Medicine, 167(9), 609-619. doi:10.7326/M16-2729.


  1. O'Connor, J. (2019, February 19). A PDPM tool that's flying under the radar. Retrieved
  2. Quealy, K., & Sanger-Katz, M. (2019, February 7). The Prescription Drugs that Rich People Buy. The New York Times. Retrieved from
  3. The Editorial Board. (2019, March 26). Reducing Opioid Deaths. The New York Times. Retrieved from
  4. Newman, E. (2019, April 23). Full-time nursing home doctors less likely to add meds, research finds. McKnight’s Long-Term Care News. Retrieved from
  5. Lown Institute (January 2020). Medication overload and older Americans. Retrieved from
  6. Lown Institute (January 2020). Eliminating Medication Overload: A National Action Plan. Retrieved from
  7. Yamshon, L. (2020, February 4). Despite ‘Disappointing’ Performance of Top Player Omnicare, LTC Pharmacies See Success Ahead. Retrieved from

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