Sandoz Launches Action Plan to Increase Global Biosimilar Access
The Act4Biosimilars Action Plan aims to highlight key challenges preventing patient access to biosimilars and outline steps to help overcome them.
Generative AI Framework Could Help Create Better Medicine Faster
G2Retro, developed by investigators from Ohio State University, can produce hundreds of new reaction predictions in just a few minutes.
Can Simulation Training Help Pharmacists be More Prepared for Emergencies?
Over 90% of survey respondents said they believed emergency response simulation training should be required annually.
Optimizing Oncology Drug Interaction Alerts to Improve Patient Safety
Although excessive use can lead to fatigue, alerts can help proactively identify and prevent drug interactions.
Morning RX: June 9, 2023
Advisers with the FDA endorse a monoclonal antibody treatment for RSV in children, AstraZeneca and Quell sign a $2 billion agreement, and HSS hopes to strengthen the pediatric workforce.
Melanoma-Specific Survival Longer With Nivolumab Plus Relatlimab Combined Treatment
Nivolumab plus relatlimab showed a clear benefit in progression-free survival, overall survival and objective response rate.
Underrepresented Minority Patients Found to Have Altered Tumor Immune Microenvironment
Cytokine signaling pathways in sera from underrepresented minority patients were found to be enriched.
Exploring the Link Between Skin Self-Examination Performance and Melanoma Literacy
A survey found that only 24.6% of respondents have conducted a skin self-examination in the past 2 months.
Morning RX: June 8, 2023
A survey shows cancer centers are struggling, Google expands its generative AI into health care, and the WHO announces enhanced collaboration with the Global Fund.
Morning RX: June 7, 2023
Cue Health gets FDA’s first de novo approval for at-home COVID-19 test, Novavax says its new vaccine will fight new variants and HHS creates new cert standards for peer support workers.
Pharmacists Will Play Critical Role in Helping Patients Navigate Digital Therapeutics
With the rise of prescription digital therapeutics, pharmacists will need to prepare to manage the new paradigms of care.
Morning RX: June 6, 2023
Merck sues the federal government, the FDA will allow cancer drug imports from China, and a drug from GSK shows promise for endometrial cancer treatment.
Morning RX: June 5, 2023
Mandy Cohen is set to become the next CDC director, Medicare will cover a new class of Alzheimer’s drugs, and the WHO announces a landmark digital health initiative.
Exploring the Link Between Reduced Exercise Capacity and Cardiopulmonary Symptoms in Long COVID
New research suggests that chronotropic incompetence contributes to exercise limitations in Long COVID.
Ketamine Nasal Spray May Help Treat Refractory Chronic Migraines
Patients using the treatment reported reduced headache intensity and better quality of life.
Eliminating Out-of-Pocket Medication Fees Associated with Lower Total Health Care Costs
Free medicine distribution was linked with a lower median total health care spending of $1641 per year over a 3-year period.
Efficacy of Therapeutic Cannabis in Patients With Medically Diagnosed Conditions
A majority of patients say that taking cannabis helps them with chronic pain management and other conditions.
A National Drug Shortage Creates Care Challenges in Oncology
A short supply of cisplatin and carboplatin is forcing health care providers to find less effective alternative treatments.
Exploring the Link Between Low Socioeconomic Status and Risk of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease
Active tobacco use and BMI were inversely related to the risk of developing IPD.
Acute Cessation May Help Improve Lung Functioning in Regular E-Cigarette Users
Exhaled carbon monoxide in vape users significantly decreased between their first and third clinical visits.
Exploring Geographic Barriers to Care Access for Patients With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Some patients with PAH need to travel long distances, which may impact their access to quality care providers.
Acetazolamide Treatment Could Help Improve Obstructive Sleep Apnea
A higher dose of the carbonic anhydrase inhibitor does not seem to provide any additional improvements.
Medical Cannabis Associated With Improvements in Health-Related Quality of Life
Balanced products showed greater improvements compared to either CBD-dominant or THC-dominant products.
Majority of Antidepressants Used for Treatment of Chronic Pain Lack Sufficient Efficacy, Safety Data
A new meta-analysis found duloxetine to be the only commonly prescribed medication that was effective.
FDA Clears Wearable Insulin Delivery Device Omnipod GO for Type-2 Diabetes
Insulet plans to commercialize the new product in the United States starting in 2024.
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