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Know your pharmacist, know your medicine

To celebrate October as American Pharmacists Month,  the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is spreading the message “Know Your Pharmacist, Know Your Medicine” and...

Flu season is around the corner!

Protect yourself and your family this season with an annual flu vaccine for everyone in your family who is 6 months of age and...

Get vaccinated! Stopping the flu starts with you!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a survey that reveals an estimated 92% of hospital workers reported receiving a flu vaccine...

Opioid abuse advisory committee update

The fifth meeting of the Opioid Abuse Advisory Committee was held on September 13. The committee was developed to coordinate activities of a CDC...

New antimicrobial stewardship resource for critical access hospitals

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a new antimicrobial stewardship resource for small and Critical Access Hospitals that was guided by providers in...

President’s executive order addresses opioid epidemic

President Trump signed an executive order this week to establish the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. The commission is...

CDC says this season’s flu vaccine 48 percent effective

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that this season’s flu vaccine has been 48 percent effective at preventing flu-related outpatient visits...

Nursing home excellence campaign rebranded under CDC

The 10-year-old Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes Campaign is being transition into a new program under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week

It's Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, an annual one-week observance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to raise awareness of the threat of...

Opioid Abuse Advisory Committee meets in Pierre

The Opioid Abuse Advisory Committee met for the first time in Pierre on Wednesday. South Dakota Department of Health Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon said South Dakota's...