Lauren Biscaldi is the Managing Editor of Drug Topics.
FDA Approves First-In-Class Twice-Yearly Treatment for HIV
Lenacapavir was approved with the FDA's Breakthrough Therapy Designation.
Help Stop the Spread of Influenza
Stay on the nice list with these tips to help stop the spread of winter respiratory viruses.
Biosimilar Uptake Increases After Changes to EHR
Biosimilar medications stand to significantly increase cost savings for patients.
2022 Pharmacy Salary Survey
Job satisfaction is down and workplace stress is on the rise.
Opioid Use in Psoriatic Arthritis Is Associated With Higher Health Care Costs, Utilization
New pathways of care are needed to improve health care spending.
Digital Therapeutics for Asthma Control May Change Treatment Paradigm
Study participants experienced better outcomes vs standard of care with a digital inhaler system.
Examining the Impact of the Roe v Wade Decision on Medication Access
Investigators set out to evaluate how medication access for certain rheumatic conditions has changed since June 2022.
Cost Savings Associated With Therapeutic Exchange of Stimulant Medications
Cost savings were not associated with an increase in adverse drug events.
Out-of-Pocket Costs Impact Medication Access for Some Medicare Beneficiaries With Schizophrenia
Low-income subsidies can eliminate much of the out-of-pocket costs that patients must pay.
Pharmacist Involvement Has Positive Impact on Patients Receiving Gender Affirming Care
Pharmacists can optimize medication adherence and serve as an additional touchpoint for patients during treatment.
Multidisciplinary Stakeholder Approach Successful in Managing Limited COVID-19 Treatment Resources
Two clinical pathways were created to manage patients and required resources.
Creating A Career Ladder for Pharmacy Technicians
Developing more advanced roles for pharmacy technician can reduce turnover in roles.
Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy Through Culturally Competent Care
Providing culturally competent care is one way pharmacists can help improve vaccine uptake in their communities.
Gaps in RZV Knowledge, Practice Among Specialty Health Care Providers Remain
Immunocompromised adults aged 19 years or older are eligible to receive the recombinant zoster vaccine.
Global Measles Threat Increases Due to Decline in Vaccine Coverage
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted routine immunization programs around the world.
Pharmacist-Prescribed Paxlovid for COVID-19 Now Available at CVS
CVS is the first pharmacy to offer this service nationwide.
Second Interchangeable Biosimilar for Insulin Glargine Approved by FDA
Insulin glargine-aglr received initial FDA approval in December 2021.
Time To First Prescription Fill at Health System, External Pharmacies Reviewed
Timing of treatment initiation is crucial for patients with cancer.
Does CBD Play a Role in Acne Treatment?
CBD therapy has had positive outcomes in other inflammatory conditions.
Latest Research: COVID-19 Therapies
Vaccine Candidates Show Promise for Pediatric RSV
Results of multiple studies were presented at IDWeek 2022.
High-Dose Influenza Vaccine Confers Higher Relative Vaccine Efficacy/Effectiveness Vs Standard Dose
Investigators reviewed data from 19 studies and 11 consecutive flu seasons.
Latest Research: New Vaccines
Routine Vaccination Makes Chickenpox Rare in United States
The US was the first country to begin universal vaccination of children against varicella.
Bivalent mRNA COVID-19 Booster Associated With Significantly Higher Antibody Response
Moderna’s bivalent mRNA COVID-19 booster reached prespecified superiority and noninferiority criteria against multiple strains of SARS-CoV-2.
Latest Research: COVID-19 Vaccines
A selection of the latest COVID-19 vaccine research out of IDWeek 2022.
Rethinking Antibiotic Prescribing Practices in Dental Clinics
Guidelines for prescribing antibiotics in the dental setting should be revisited.
Effect of Corticosteroid Therapy on COVID-19, Influenza Coinfection Evaluated
Viral coinfections may become more common as COVID-19 restrictions continue to relax.
Conference Preview: IDWeek 2022
IDWeek is taking place in person for the first time in 3 years.
SingleCare Announces the Best of the Best Pharmacy Award Winners
SingleCare's 4th annual celebration of the best in pharmacy, from pharmacists to pharmacy technicians and teams across the United States has been announced.
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