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June 13, 2020

Jun 13, 2020
 

As the US continues to relax stay at home policies and social distancing, there has been an increase in diagnosed Covid-19 cases. Here in Florida the past two days have seen the highest counts of new positives since we started collecting data back in March. And it looks like it is bound to get worse before it gets better.

I am not saying that wearing a mask guarantees you won’t get Covid-19, but when you walk into a store and only 5% of the patrons have a mask on, you have to think the worst.

 

There are a lot of companies looking for a cure and last Saturday our good friend, Joe Graedon, from the People’s Pharmacy, had an epidemiologist speaking about the rush to find current medications that may be able to be re-purposed to help Covid patients.

Interestingly enough, our current intern, Jacob Roberts, PharmD Candidate 2021 of University of Colorado Denver Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, was looking for diabetes medications that may be re-purposed and found that DPP4-Inhibitors may hold promise in the near future. Check out the article here.

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We can make a difference!

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Dave Joffe

Editor-in-chief