Pharmacies Need to Prepare for Bird Flu Pandemic

While the possibility of an avian flu pandemic has dropped from the headlines, North American governments issued a plan to deal with such an event late last month. The U.S., Canada and Mexico together announced The North American Plan for Avian and Pandemic Influenza. This reflects continued planning for such an occurrence, and pharmacies need to be a part of the process, or they might find

NEW YORK — While the possibility of an avian flu pandemic has dropped from the headlines, North American governments issued a plan to deal with such an event late last month.

The U.S., Canada and Mexico together announced “The North American Plan for Avian and Pandemic Influenza.”

This reflects continued planning for such an occurrence, and pharmacies need to be a part of the process, or they might find themselves subject to undesirable mandates, said Stuart Weiss, part

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