Chris Ryan


FDA Approves Drug Combo for Young Glioma Patients

A combination of dabrafenib with trametinib was approved by the FDA for treatment of pediatric patients 1 year and older with low-grade glioma & BRAF V600E mutation who require systemic therapy.

Ka Yeun Kim, BS, BPS, PharmD Candidate


Probiotics for the Prevention of Pediatric Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea

Evidence of the relationship between probiotics and antibiotics is lacking.

Sara Grossman, PharmD


Probiotics for the Prevention of Pediatric Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea

Evidence of the relationship between probiotics and antibiotics is lacking.

Mark Heinemeyer


Mind-Body Resilience for Women: A Focus on Depression

Developing innovative solutions for women with depression, accounting for differences in gender and sex, are critically important

Jason Gallagher, PharmD, FCCP, FIDP, FIDSA, BCPS


The Wait for RSV Vaccines Continues

Two RSV vaccines for seniors have completed phase 3 trials and demonstrated beneficial results. The public still awaits FDA decisions on potential approvals for both.

Katelyn Yamartino, PharmD


Vericiguat (Verquvo) for Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction

A new drug review for vericiguat, indicated for heart failure, reports efficacy and safety data.

Joseph Burns


Two Lawsuits Allege Iowa Medicaid Did Not Provide Proper Mental Health Care

Iowa's Department of Health and Human Services, which manages the two health insurers that delivered care to adults and children in the state’s Medicaid program last year, was alleged to provide inadequate mental and behavioral health care to children on Medicaid.

Yi Eun Park, BPS, PharmD Candidate


Probiotics for the Prevention of Pediatric Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea

Evidence of the relationship between probiotics and antibiotics is lacking.

Bruce Mueller, PharmD, FCCP, FASN, FNKF


Misdosing: More Common Than You Think

Unfortunately, even though the need for making proper dose adjustments for kidney function is well-recognized, clinicians face many challenges in doing so.

Matthew Gavidia


COVID-19 Omicron Variant Associated with Lower Risk of Severe Illness vs Delta Variant

Vaccination greatly reduces the probability of experiencing severe COVID-19 in both variants. Adults between the ages of 40 to 59 years saw the most significant reduction in risk when compared to individuals in other age categories.

Jaime Rosenberg


Assessing Medicaid Policy Barriers to Gene, Cell Therapies

Researchers of a new paper discuss the inconsistencies between gene and cell therapy indications and payor coverage.

Ilya Petrou, MD


The Chronic Complications For Children With T1DM

Part of the risk of developing kidney involvement begins when type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) sets in and establishes itself in the patient, with up to 65% of children experiencing acute kidney injury during T1DM onset, which can further predispose to the development of future chronic kidney disease.

Darlene Dobkowski, MA


Combining Keytruda And Chemo May Improve Survival in Advanced Endometrial Cancer

Patients with advanced or recurrent endometrial cancer treated with Keytruda plus chemotherapy had improved progression-free survival compared with chemotherapy alone.

Margaret Emerson, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC


Ethical, Practical Considerations of Exemptions to Employer Vaccine Mandates for Anxiety

Does anxiety justify an exemption from vaccine mandates among health care workers?

Rosanna Sutherby, PharmD


Mothers Treated with Opioids Postpartum Experienced No Adverse Side Effects

However, the researches make clear that their findings should not be construed as an endorsement of irresponsible or liberal opioid use.

Rachel Meyers, PharmD


New Drug Approvals in Pediatrics

This past year has seen several important new drug approvals and labeling updates for children. Here is what you should know.

Patrick Campbell


Advanced Hybrid Closed-Loop Technology Could Improve Quality of Life in Type 1 Diabetes

A 1-year observational follow-up of a 3-month randomized controlled trial provides insight into the benefits of advanced hybrid closed-loop system use in people with type 1 diabetes using multiple daily injections and self-monitoring of blood glucose.

Todd Shryock


Many People Still Unaware Of Telehealth's Efficacy

Despite telehealth’s rise in popularity during the height of COVID-19, many individuals still aren't aware that it's a viable option.

Bernard Esquivel, MD, PhD, MHA, Chief Medical Officer, GenXys Health Care Systems


Precision Prescribing Can Advance Mental Health Treatment

Pharmacogenetics can inform precision prescribing practices, which in turn can solve the inefficiencies of current prescribing models.

Keith A. Reynolds


Vaccine Update: FDA Approves Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

Spikevax is now the second COVID-19 vaccine approved by regulators.

MHE Staff


Many Feel US Health Care Puts Profit Over Patients

The fight to put the consumer first in health care remains as many Americans feel the industry is still putting the mighty dollar ahead of patients.

Marissa Fox


Dry Eye Linked to Poor Sleep Quality

All components of sleep quality were reduced significantly in individuals with dry eye disease.

Nina Cosdon


Certain Factors May Increase Long COVID Risk in Children

Children who tested positive were more likely to report long COVID symptoms at 90 days than children who tested negative.

Dan Langerman, Langermania


Now #Trending: Picking and Choosing Items to Stock the Front-End

Tapping into nostalgia is one way to guide front-end stock choices.

Brandon Daniell


Texting Can Boost Revenue and Patient Care

Eight ways texting can improve patient retention and boost revenue.

Tony Hagen


Early Factor VIII Prophylaxis Is Most Effective Long-Term Joint Treatment

Delayed prophylaxis start and intermediate dose intensity of factor VIII prevents bleeds, but at a cost of more joint damage and possibly a lower QOL.

Brian Miller, MD, PhD, MPH


The Effects of Psychedelics in Healthy Participants

In a well-blinded study, researchers investigated and directly compared the acute effects of LSD and psilocybin in healthy participants.

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