Leqvio Gets Label Update For Earlier Use in Patients with Heart Disease
Recent safety data also allowed four adverse events to be removed from the label.
Using Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning to Aid in Skin Cancer Diagnoses
How does AI help reduce the burden on specialist dermatology services and help simplify the screening process?
Pharmacist-Directed Weight Loss Service Can Help Patients in Ambulatory Care Clinics
The most frequently prescribed weight loss medication was semaglutide (Ozempic), followed by liraglutide (Saxenda), and dulaglutide (Trulicity).
Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Inconsistent Around United States
At the state level, medication treatment rates ranged from 17.7% in Kansas to 82.8% in Maine.
Over Half of At-Home Ketamine Users Misuse the Treatment
A new report recommended that ketamine therapy be used only in combination with psychotherapy under the supervision of a clinician.
Contraceptives, Gender-Affirming Care, and Other Hot Topics for Pharmacists
What is the state of OTC contraception, what’s next for IUDs, and why are so many transgender people denied care?
How the Workplace Can Impact Respiratory Health
A recent study examined the effects that different work environments can have on adults with asthma.
Efficacy of Therapeutic Cannabis in Patients With Medically Diagnosed Conditions
A majority of patients say that taking cannabis helps them with chronic pain management and other conditions.
Exploring Geographic Barriers to Care Access for Patients With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Some patients with PAH need to travel long distances, which may impact their access to quality care providers.
Acetazolamide Treatment Could Help Improve Obstructive Sleep Apnea
A higher dose of the carbonic anhydrase inhibitor does not seem to provide any additional improvements.
Investigators Publish Metric for Recommending Low-dose Aspirin Prophylaxis
The atrial fibrillation drug, asundexian, may provide protection from thrombotic events without a corresponding increase in bleeding risk.
Medical Cannabis Associated With Improvements in Health-Related Quality of Life
Balanced products showed greater improvements compared to either CBD-dominant or THC-dominant products.
Major Trends in the 2023 Specialty Therapy Pipeline
The specialty drug pipeline is projected to grow by 8% each year through 2025.
Acne Treatment for Pregnant Women Remains Inconsistent
Common treatments for acne are known to be unsafe for pregnant women, but alternative treatments exist that are safe for use; however, actual treatment patterns within this patient population are unclear.
Pneumonia and Tuberculosis Rates Higher In Individuals Who Used Inhaled Corticosteroids
Inhaled corticosteroids were observed to be associated with increases in rates of pneumonia and tuberculosis, according to a recent study.
VMS Frequency Reduced Considerably by Drug Elinzanetant
A recent clinical trial showed positive results from the selective neurokinin-1,3 receptor antagonist elinzanetant (Bayer) against menopausal vasomotor symptoms.
How Each COVID-19 Variant Impacts Children Differently
Though the Omicron variant caused the most symptoms in pediatric patients, there were no differences in adverse outcomes by COVID-19 variant.
How Can Improving Provider-Patient Relationships Help Reverse Chronic Disease?
The existing approach to disease management may be ill-suited to address the dynamic and diverse factors at play when it comes to chronic illness.
Study Finds Over Half of Top-Selling Medicare Drugs Rated as Low-Benefit
A recent study found that Medicare patients used low-benefit options more frequently than high-benefit options.
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.
Electrical Nerve Field Stimulation May Help IBS Symptoms in Pediatric Patients
IBS in pediatric patients has not been studied much, but new data reveals a possible treatment.
Critical Nasal Spray Supplies Restored, but Coverage Still A Challenge
STAQ, a 503B outsourcing facility, started making desmopressin nasal spray after Ferring Pharmaceuticals suspended production nearly three years ago.
Combining Fluvoxamine and Inhaled Budesonide for COVID-19 Treatment
Combining the two drugs appears more likely to reduce risk of early COVID-19 symptoms worsening than taking either one on its own.
Menopause May Increase Risk of Glaucoma but Estrogen Therapy Could Help, Study Finds
A recent study showed a link between menopause and increased glaucoma risk, with estrogen-based treatment being a possible solution.
Does Tirzepatide's Benefits in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Make The Price Worth It?
Tirzepatide was associated with a greater reduction in hemoglobin A1c and body weight when compared to semaglutide. But with a current list price of $1,023 for a one-month supply, is tirzepatide (Mounjaro; Lilly) worth it?
COVID-19 Vaccine Fatigue Becoming More Common Than Vaccine Hesitancy
Researchers of a new study investigated what's causing vaccine hesitancy, and why individuals are feeling vaccine fatigue.
Age, Food Security, And Financial Situation All Common Factors in OUD Cases
A new study from JAPHA explores the link between OUD and social factors.
Half of All Meningococcal Vaccination Appointments Were Delayed or Canceled During COVID-19 Pandemic
Data reveal 50% of meningitis vaccination appointments were delayed or canceled amid the COVID-19 pandemic, leading authors of a survey to highlight the need for “urgent action” to maintain routine vaccination levels among children.
Padcev-Keytruda Combo Gets FDA Accelerated Approval
Approximately 8000 to 9000 U.S. patients would be eligible for this combination, intended for patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer (la/mUC).
Asthma Diagnoses Among Children Halved During COVID-19 Pandemic
Masking, social distancing, and school closures all contributed to children being exposed to fewer environmental triggers of asthma.
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