Gut Health

Antibiotics Linked to Higher Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

September 11, 2020

Higher cumulative exposure to systemic antibiotic therapy may be associated with a greater risk of new-onset inflammatory bowel disease.

Study: Gut Microbiome Data May Be Useful in Screening for Heart Disease

September 10, 2020

The study investigators used artificial intelligence to analyze gut microbiome data in individuals with and without cardiovascular disease.

Stay Ahead of Trends in Dietary Supplements

September 07, 2020

What supplements are patients looking for the most, and how can pharmacists help?

Guideline Released for Managing Digestive Disorders in COVID-19

August 13, 2020

The Chinese Gastroenterology Expert Group and the Chinese Society of Gastroenterology published new management consensus for digestive disorders in patients with the coronavirus disease 2019.

How Pharmacists Can Help Patients with GERD

August 06, 2020

With their knowledge and experience, pharmacists can be quite helpful to patients with GERD.

Budesonide Now Available for Once-Daily Treatment of Mild-to-Moderate Crohn Disease

July 29, 2020

The launch marks Ferring’s second treatment this month specified for Crohn disease.

Microbiome Research Calls for Due Diligence in Pharmacy

July 21, 2020

Prepare to counsel patients on microbiome-related products.

Famotidine: Shortages Persist, IDSA Guidelines Address COVID-19 Reports

July 16, 2020

Pharmacists continue to report famotidine shortages following ranitidine recalls and a recent report suggesting use in COVID-19.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: A Focus on Management and Patient Education

July 10, 2020

Pharmacists can counsel patients with GERD on strategies to address their symptoms.

Gut Bacteria Contribute to Improved Prediction of Type 2 Diabetes

July 08, 2020

Type 2 diabetes risk prediction is improved by observing changes in gut bacteria, a study finds.

Reevaluating the Use of Docusate in the Management of Constipation

July 01, 2020

Pharmacists can and must play an active role in guiding patients on the selection of laxatives which are supported by sound evidence.

Research Shows Human DNA Affects Gut Bacteria

June 30, 2020

Though the relationship between genetics and gut-dwelling bacteria is still a realm of mystery, new research has begun a new step towards better understanding how one affects the other.

FDA Approves Treatment for Recurrent Diabetes Gastroparesis

June 23, 2020

The first and only one of its kind, metoclopramide nasal spray offers relief to often debilitating symptoms of the gastrointestinal disease.

Study Finds Investigational GERD Therapy Reduces Reflux Symptoms

June 01, 2020

IW-3718, an investigational adjunct therapy to proton pump inhibitors for refractory GERD, showed favorable results in reducing heartburn severity and other symptoms.