Lauren Biscaldi is the Managing Editor of Drug Topics.
Zonisamide Clinical Update and Literature Review
Zonisamide has a role in the treatment of epilepsy and is being explored in other central nervous system disorders.
AHA: Semaglutide Significantly Reduces MACE in Adults With Overweight or Obesity, CVD
Data demonstrated a 20% risk reduction for major adverse cardiovascular events in adults with overweight or obesity and established cardiovascular disease.
First OTC Rapid Antigen Test for COVID-19 Cleared By FDA
The test is also the first OTC rapid antigen test cleared for any infectious disease.
FDA Approves First Licensed Chikungunya Virus Vaccine
Ixchiq was approved through the FDA Accelerated Approval pathway.
Expert Interview: Protein-Based Vaccines for COVID-19
Vaccine manufacturers, including Novavax, are still hard at work updating immunizations against a mutating SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Breaking: FDA Approves Tirzepatide Injection for Chronic Weight Management in Obesity, Overweight
The drug, Zepbound, will be available in the United States by the end of 2023.
Ustekinumab-auub Approved as First Interchangeable Biosimilar to Stelara
Ustekinumab-auub is approved for use in both adult and pediatric populations.
FDA Approves Penbraya Vaccine to Prevent Against Meningococcal A, B, C, W, and Y
In the Opioid Epidemic, Treatment Challenges Still Persist
Despite societal need, stigma around MAT and MOUD still exists.
Preparation, Cooperation Key to Successfully Navigate DEA Audits and Investigations
An ounce of prevention is well worth a pound of cure when it comes to DEA investigations.
Oral Etrasimod Approved for Moderately to Severely Active Ulcerative Colitis
Approval was based on favorable data from two ELEVATE UC phase 3 clinical trials.
University of South Carolina Team Wins 2023 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition
The winner was announced during the 2023 NCPA Annual Convention and Expo.
Rethinking STI Testing Through Partnerships Between Community Pharmacy and Public Health
Community pharmacists and their colleagues in the public health space can work together to increase STI testing and treatment in at-risk groups.
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Conference Preview: NCPA 2023 Annual Convention and Expo
This year’s meeting will take place from October 14–17 in Orlando, Florida.
Telehealth Model, CGM Use Supports T1D, T2D Self-Management
There has been growing evidence around the potential for the success of remote diabetes care and CGM technology use.
Positive Early-Phase Data Announced for Combination COVID-19/Flu Vaccine
Moderna plans to begin a phase 3 trial of the combination vaccine this year.
Breaking: Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Authorized for Use
The monovalent vaccine offers a protein-based non-mRNA option.
Novel Self-Amplifying mRNA Vaccine Demonstrates Robust, Durable Immune Response
Vaccines were tested against various strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Breaking: Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against CVS Health, Caremark, Aetna to Recoup DIR Fees
The class action lawsuit against CVS Health, Caremark, and Aetna was announced earlier today.
Q&A: Independent Pharmacists Share the Importance of Community
With a laundry list of upcoming changes, it’s more important than ever before that independent pharmacies work together.
FDA Approves Empagliflozin for Use in CKD
This is the fourth approval for the drug stemming from the EMPOWER clinical trial program.
Abbott, WeightWatchers Launch App Integrating FreeStyle Libre 2 CGM Data
Pharmacy Organizations Establish Pharmacy Workforce Suicide Awareness Day
Suicides among health care professionals are estimated to occur at a higher rate than in the general public.
OTC Products, Oral Prescriptions Demonstrate Efficacy in Episodic Migraine
Although there were some differences in response after dosing, both OTC and oral prescriptions demonstrated statistically significant improvements in pain.
Breaking: FDA Approves, Authorizes Updated Monovalent COVID-19 Vaccines
Bivalent COVID-19 vaccines by both Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech are no longer authorized for use in the United States.
Video: The Importance of Charitable Patient Assistance Foundations
Charitable patient assistance foundations do crucial work to help individuals access necessary health care.
Conference Preview: Healthcare Advocate Summit
The 2023 Healthcare Advocate Summit is September 5 to 9 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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In A Post-Dobbs World, Pharmacists Still Face Uncertainty
Legal challenges have made dispensing abortion medications more difficult than ever.
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