Paxlovid Prescriptions by Pharmacists: Did you know that in July the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized state-licensed pharmacists to prescribe Paxlovid to eligible patients with certain limitations? Paxlovid is authorized for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and certain pediatric patients, who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19. The authorization requires that state-licensed pharmacists obtain sufficient information prior to prescribing, including patient blood work that is less than 12 months old and a list of all medications that the patient is taking. Pharmacists may also choose not to prescribe Paxlovid.
Amazon Doctors: Did you know that Amazon is poised to buy One Medical and begin offering a network of primary care providers to Amazon customers? This follows Amazon’s 2018 purchase of an online pharmacy startup, PillPack, Inc. Through the One Medical acquisition, Amazon will begin offering a subscription to access primary care providers, both in person and online. There is speculation that this benefit could be offered through Prime Membership, as Amazon did with its pharmacy benefits.
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