Lauren Biscaldi is the Managing Editor of Drug Topics.
News Roundup: April 11 to April 15
Your weekly roundup of the latest news from Drug Topics®.
Transform With American Associated Pharmacies at the 2022 Annual Conference
The theme of this year's AAP conference is transformation.
Tapentadol Vs Oxycodone Evaluated for Postoperative Gastrointestinal Adverse Drug Events
Postoperative pain can require opioids, which may lead to opioid-induced constipation.
Lower Socioeconomic Status Increases Risk of Hospitalization, Death With Antiarrhythmic Drugs
Class 1C antiarrhythmic drugs were associated with the lowest rate of adverse outcomes.
News Roundup: March 28 to April 1
Manage Your Stress for Your Best Health
A personal medical diagnosis led one pharmacist on a journey of health and healing.
April 2022: In This Issue
A look at what’s to come in the April issue of Drug Topics®
March Month in Review: Top Stories Last Month on Drug Topics®
Take a look back at our most popular news from March 2022.
Breaking: FDA Authorizes Second COVID-19 Booster Dose for Older Adults, Immunocompromised Individuals
The amended authorizations apply to the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.
News Roundup: March 21 to March 25
Nonopioid Analgesic, Nonpharmacologic Options for Pain Management Reviewed
Combining nonopioid analgesics and nonpharmacologic pain management options with opioid medications can lead to better patient outcomes.
APhA “Perennial Favorite” New Drug Review Covers 15 FDA Approvals
The drugs treat a range of conditions, including migraine, Alzhiemer disease, and actinic keratosis.
Telehealth Services Evaluated Vs Standard Care for Diabetes
A telehealth intervention may successfully lead to improvements in diabetes management.
Interprofessional Efforts Address Pandemic-Related Gaps in Pediatric Immunization
A pilot program utilized student pharmacists, medical residents, and nurses to facilitate well-child visits.
OTC Update Reviews New Products, Recalls Since 2020
Keeping OTC products near the pharmacy counter creates an opportunity for patient counseling and education.
Outgoing APhA President Leal Commends Pharmacy for Commitment to Advocacy
Leal addressed APhA conference attendees at the opening general session.
Evaluating Pharmacist Attitudes Toward, Understanding of Biosimilars
Gaps exist in knowledge about interchangeability and substitutions.
Relieve Arthritis Pain, Improve Patient QOL With CBD
Patient confidence in CBD products—and pharmacist ability to provide counsel—increased during the study.
Conflict Between Patient, Provider in Managing the Chronic Pain and OUD
In rural settings, patients and providers are frequently reading from different scripts when it comes to managing these conditions
Creating Opportunities for Collaboration Between Community, Health System Pharmacy
Cross-practice collaboration is one of the best ways to improve patient outcomes.
Best Practices for OTC Recommendations for Osteoarthritis
OTC guidelines for osteoarthritis have evolved over time.
News Roundup: March 14 to March 18
Adjuvant Olaparib Approved for Germline BRCA-Mutated HER2-Negative Early Breast Cancer
Approval was based on results of the phase 3 OlympiA trial.
News Roundup: March 7 to March 11
Drug Topics® Responds: AMA Statement on Test to Treat Initiative
The AMA objects to pharmacy-based clinics as an access point for COVID-19 treatments.
Is Automated Prescription Pickup the Future of Pharmacy?
Script Center kiosks are an ATM and an Amazon locker rolled into one.
News Roundup: February 28 to March 4
mRNA Vaccine Technology Update
Multiple pharmaceutical companies are investigating the application of mRNA technology to develop vaccines that treat and prevent multiple conditions, from influenza to cancer and beyond.
“Smart” Therapeutics Create Ethical Conundrums
With each new technological advance comes a set of potential downsides and a myriad of ethical dilemmas that must be addressed.
This Week in COVID-19: Latest on New CDC Guidance
COVID-19 updates and news to know as of February 28, 2022.
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