Racial, Ethnic Inequities Persist in Diabetes Care
Significant differences in the use of insulin pump and/or CGM technology were noted based on demographic and socioeconomic factors
Phase 3 Data Published for Zavegepant for the Acute Treatment of Migraine in Adults
Nearly 40 million people in the United States suffer from migraine, with the World Health Organization classifying migraine as 1 of the 10 most disabling medical illnesses.
Can Patient-Centered Prescription Labels Increase Medication Adherence?
Researchers evaluated how changes in USP labeling standards have
affected adherence across multiple classes of drugs.
FDA Approves Tezepelumab for Self-Administration With New Pre-Filled Pen
After being FDA approved in 2021, tezepelumab (Tezspire) has been approved again for self-administration.
News Roundup: January 30 to February 3
Your weekly roundup of the latest news from Drug Topics®.
News Roundup: January 23 to January 27
Smart Injector Insulin Pen Device, Mallya, Cleared by FDA
Mallya can provide convenience for insulin pen users; however, it has yet to be released in the United States.
FDA Approves First-in-Class Fixed Dose Combination Rescue Medication for Asthma
Airsupra has been approved for as-needed use to reduce the risk of asthma exacerbations
FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for VAX-24 for Invasive Pneumococcal Disease
The Breakthrough Therapy designation for VAX-24 will grant Vaxcyte access to the FDA’s Fast Track program.
CBD May Help Mitigate Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms
In the midst of an opioid epidemic, CBD may help patients experiencing opioid withdrawal symptoms find relief.
Study Finds Half of CBD-Related Tweets Market Therapeutic Claims
CBD is a hot topic on the internet and social media, but large percentages of posts are making therapeutic claims that are not FDA approved or backed by enough research.
Help Stop the Spread of Influenza
Stay on the nice list with these tips to help stop the spread of winter respiratory viruses.
COVID-19 Holiday Travel Safety Tips
This holiday season, share these tips to and avoid getting—and spreading—COVID-19.
Mental Health Status and Access to Services Are Key Issues for LGBTQ+ Patients
When dealing with marginalized and underserved populations, it is important to understand barriers to care and why they exist.
Mental Health Telemedicine Barriers Spur Call for Reform
With increasing use of telehealth, patients need access to resources that let them get the most out of the experience.
Total Pharmacy Solutions Summit: Extending Care, Expanding Revenue
The Fall 2022 summit tackled adding new revenue streams, upcoming legislation, and the expansion of pharmacy.
Study Sees Link Between Smartphone Screen Time, Symptoms of Mental Illness
Social support and education may be the solution.
Legislation Must Control Drug Prices and Support Innovations like Biosimilars
The U.S. biosimilar landscape is changing, and legislation may be the key to controlling drug prices and advancing the market.
As Direct-to-Consumer Companies Grow in Popularity, Their Efficacy is Questioned
Direct-to-consumer companies attract attention on social media, but are they as effective as traditional healthcare services?
Pharmacist Intervention Improves Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Diabetes
Diabetes self-management education and diabetes prevention programs can improve patient outcomes including mental health and HbA1C.
Biosimilars Create Significant Saving for Providers, Payors, and Patients
Biosimilars have the potential to create immense savings.
The Implications of Opioid Use in Treating Cancer-Related Pain
As the main course of treatment for cancer-related pain, the use of opioids comes with a number of issues for both patients and prescribers.
Moderna’s BA.4/BA.5 Targeting Bivalent Boosters Superior to Booster Dose of Standard mRNA Vaccine
Compared to the original mRNA-1273 booster dose, the bivalent booster mRNA -1273.222 was superior against Omicron variants.
Social Determinants of Health Data Collection Needs Improvement
Collecting data on social determinants of health carries a number of issues and needs to be improved to create learning health systems.
Evaluating Changes in Systemic Anticancer Therapy Use Between 2015 and 2019
While the use of chemotherapy at end of life is decreasing, the use of immunotherapy is increasing.
Pharmacist Follow-up Improves Patient Quality of Life After Emetogenic Chemotherapy
Follow-ups from pharmacists show a significant increase in outpatient antiemetic drugs prescribed and quality of life in patients experiencing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.
Point-of-Care Testing 101: Get Started Today
Turn your pharmacy into a point-of-care testing site.
Vaccine Hesitancy Trends from 2019 to 2022 Evaluated
As vaccine hesitancy grows, fewer children are receiving routine childhood vaccines.
Increased HPV Knowledge Could Lead to Increased Vaccination Rates
Improving vaccination rates for the most common STI in the United States could be as simple as increasing knowledge about HPV.
Earlier Intervention Can Decrease Hospitalizations for COVID-19
Implementing mask mandates even days earlier can cause a decrease in the number of cumulative hospitalizations due to COVID-19.
2 Clarke Drive Cranbury, NJ 08512