Moderna, Novavax Update Vaccines as COVID-19 Variants Cause Rise in Cases
The CDC and WHO are currently tracking several variants that are driving the majority of new cases around the world.
MorningRX: August 23, 2023
One in 5 women report mistreatment during maternity care, employers see rise in mental health challenges, and Microsoft teams up with Epic to increase the use of AI in healthcare.
FDA Approves Pfizer RSV Vaccine for Use During Pregnancy to Protect Infants
The respiratory syncytial virus vaccine (Abrysvo) is the first and only maternal RSV vaccine used to help protect infants from the virus.
MorningRX: August 22, 2023
Poll finds Americans still struggle with health misinformation, CMS release new guidance on out-of-pocket Prescription Drug Cost Program, and experts call for continued masking in health care settings.
Majority of Infants in ICU for RSV Have No Underlying Health Conditions
A recent study found that Infants younger than 3 months, those born prematurely, and those who were publicly insured were at a higher risk for intubation.
Study Highlights Importance of Preventive Cancer Screenings on Health, Economy
Investigators said the findings show how efforts to encourage more people to get recommended cancer checks are crucial.
What You Need to Know About the Drug Supply Chain Security Act Before November’s Deadline
A Q&A with Matt Sample, senior vice president of manufacturer and replenishment operations at AmerisourceBergen.
MorningRX: August 18, 2023
NIH establishes research centers for maternal health, FDA grants priority review for IgA nephropathy treatment, and the CDC begins tracking a new COVID-19 variant.
MorningRX: August 17, 2023
Appeals court puts restrictions on access to mifepristone, Blue Shield of California drops CVS Health, and Americans think opioids and obesity are the 2 biggest threats to public health.
MorningRX: August 16, 2023
National organizations call for Improvements to youth mental health care, Wednesday marks 1 year since passing of Inflation Reduction Act, and a new study finds link between fracking and lymphoma.
MorningRX: August 15, 2023
Philips recall declared class I by the FDA, HHS launches civil rights investigation into Tennessee medical center, and experts warn about chemicals released into air and water during Maui wildfires.
MorningRX: August 11, 2023
HHS awards money to fight the nursing shortage, the FDA approves Johnson & Johnson's talquetamab-tgvs (TALVEY), and the CDC says suicides reached an all-time high in 2022.
MorningRX: August 10, 2023
WHO upgrades EG.5 to "variant of interest," Amazon-owned One Medical expands across US, and health officials urge vaccination before the coming fall season.
High BMI in Breast Cancer Patients Linked With Increased Cardiotoxicity During Chemotherapy
A recent study being presented at the American College of Cardiology Latin America 2023 conference found the prevalence of cardiotoxicity among patients with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy was 11.94%.
Morning RX: August 9, 2023
COVID-19 hospitalizations tick up, Wegovy shows cardiovascular benefit, and health care organizations team up to fight overdose deaths in New Jersey.
Morning RX: August 8, 2023
Omicron EG.5 COVID-19 variant takes hold in the US, new inclusive blood donation guidance goes into effect, and the national uninsured rate reaches a new all-time low.
Comparing Safety, Efficacy of COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines in Older Adults
Moderna’s mRNA-1273 vaccine was associated with a lower risk of diagnosed COVID-19 when compared to Pfizer’s BNT162b2.
GSK’s RSV Vaccine Now Available in Some US Pharmacies: What You Need to Know
A Q&A with Marc Ost, co-owner of Eric’s RX Shoppe, which was one of the first community pharmacies to receive the new vaccine.
Pfizer's New Migraine Treatment Now Available in US Pharmacies: What You Need to Know
Zavegepant (Zavzpret) is the first and only calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor antagonist nasal spray approved by the FDA for acute migraine treatment in adults.
Skin Cancer Screening Not Enough to Solve Racial Disparities in Melanoma Diagnosis
A recent study determined over 12,000 screenings would need to be done to identify 1 case of melanoma in racial and ethnic minority populations.
Daily Bouts of Intense Physical Activity Associated with Reduced Cancer Risk
A minimum dose of 3.4 to 3.6 minutes of vigorous intermittent lifestyle physical activity per day was associated with a 17% to 18% reduction in total incident cancer risk.
Improved Cancer Screening Methods Needed for Patients with Barrett’s Esophagus
A new study found that 25%-46% of esophageal adenocarcinomas in patients with newly diagnosed Barrett’s esophagus were categorized as post-endoscopy esophageal adenocarcinoma.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Associated With Improved Lung Functioning
A recent study found that the largest positive associations were seen in former smokers and patients of Hispanic race.
Women Treated for Breast Cancer Experience Accelerated Biological Aging
Radiation therapy was associated with the largest increase, compared to chemotherapy or endocrine therapies.
Total Pharmacy Solutions Summit: Integrated Technology Helps Community Pharmacies Improve Health Outcomes
Technology can bolster and optimize independent pharmacies’ delivery of clinical services.
Monthly Buprenorphine Initiation Rates Remain Flat, Despite Policy Changes
Only 1 in 5 patients who initiated buprenorphine were retained in therapy for at least 180 days.
Smartphone-based Interventions Alone Do Not Increase Smoking Cessation Rates
Smartphone app-based interventions were found to be more effective when combined with pharmacotherapy.
Investigating Gastrointestinal Involvement in Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome
Investigators found significant associations between GI-PACS and multi-system concomitant symptoms.
Short-Acting GLP-1 RAs Linked With Increased Risk of GERD, Barret’s Esophagus
Patients with diabetes taking a GLP-1 RA of any type had an increased risk of a new GERD diagnosis.
Associations Between Anti-TNFα Exposure and Autoimmune Disease in IBD Patients
Anti-TNF agents were found to increase the risk of autoimmune disease, especially in psoriasis and lupus.
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