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Doctor’s orders

USA Today, March 8, 2022 (Special Edition)

March 8, 2022

Doctor’s orders

The most highly used medication for COVID treatment of fever both in and out of the hospital is acetaminophen,” says Dr. Jonathan Watanabe, a professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of California, Irvine. … Immunomodulators will likely play a larger role in the not-too distant future,” predicts Watanabe, who says doctors will embrace a “precision medicine” approach to COVID-19 as the virus continues to mutate and eventually transitions from pandemic to endemic status. “It may be an array of options to select from for different patients or used in concert that gets to appropriate management in the long term.” [Starts page 16]