Getting a Flu Shot and COVID Bivalent Booster Together

Getting a Flu Shot and COVID Bivalent Booster Together

Despite President Biden’s recent admission that the COVID-19 pandemic is over, the White House is making another big push to encourage Americans to get yet another COVID booster shot. This time, the Biden administration is marketing the COVID Bivalent versions of messenger RNA (mRNA) Comirnaty and Spikevax biologics developed by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna/NIAID respectively.1 2 […]

More Than 82 Million Doses of COVID-19 Shots Discarded in U.S. Due to Low Demand

More Than 82 Million Doses of COVID-19 Shots Discarded in U.S. Due to Low Demand

The U.S. Centers for Control and Disease Prevention (CDC) said that pharmacies, state health authorities and federal agencies in the United States discarded 82.1 million doses of COVID-19 shots between December 2020 and May 2022. The discarded doses equate to over 11 percent of the COVID vaccine doses the U.S. government distributed across the country.1 […]

Pharmaceutical Industry Reaping Billions of Dollars in Profits from Coronavirus Tests

Pharmaceutical Industry Reaping Billions of Dollars in Profits from Coronavirus Tests

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, public health officials have urged widespread testing for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that is associated with COVID-19 disease. The two types of coronavirus tests used for diagnosis are laboratory tests and rapid tests, which can either be an antigen test or a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test […]

Ohio Jury Found Pharmacies Liable for Fueling the Opioid Crisis

Ohio Jury Found Pharmacies Liable for Fueling the Opioid Crisis

On Nov. 23, 2021, a federal jury in Ohio held pharmacies liable for their role in the epidemic of opioid use in America. The jury found that CVS, Walgreens and Walmart were responsible for inappropriately dispensing large amounts of opioid drugs prescribed by doctors that caused hundreds of deaths from overdoses. Rite Aid and Giant […]

Pharmacies Give Wrong Doses of Pfizer COVID Biologic to Children

Pharmacies Give Wrong Doses of Pfizer COVID Biologic to Children

Several pharmacies, including Ted Pharmacy in Aldie, Virginia,1 recently gave young children an adult dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech experimental COVID BNT162b2 biologic rather than the reduced dose specially formulated for children give to 11 years old after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded the recommendation for use of the Pfizer/BioNTech shot […]

Vaccination Cards Will Track Everyone Who Gets a COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccination Cards Will Track Everyone Who Gets a COVID-19 Vaccine

On Dec. 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) released the first images of the government’s proposed COVID-19 vaccination record card and vaccination kits that include a needle, syringe, alcohol wipes and a mask. The vaccination card, which will be issued to everyone who gets a COVID-19 vaccine, will be used by the U.S. […]

Ice Cream for Flu Shots That Don’t Work

Ice Cream for Flu Shots That Don’t Work

I recently ran across a sign in a CVS drugstore offering money to encourage people to get the influenza vaccine. The sign read: “Flu season has arrived! Get your flu vaccine today! Visit Pharmacy for details! -Receive $5 off $25 coupon! *Avoid the Sniffles!” Apart from the excessive use of exclamation points, the sign caught […]