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Over the Counter: The "Disruptors" and the Role of Innovation in Drug Pricing

September 17, 2020

Eric Levin, CEO of Scripta Insights, discusses how "positive disruption" from private companies are positioned to confront challenges within the pharmaceutical industry.

Boston Medical Center Reduces Opioid Use in Surgical Patients

September 17, 2020

Pharmacists, nurses, and physicians work together to combat the overuse of powerful pain relievers.

Baricitinib Plus Remdesivir Improves Recovery Time for Hospitalized COVID-19

September 15, 2020

Early data from a phase 3 trial showed that baricitinib combined with remdesivir improved recovery in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 compared with remdesivir alone.

FDA Alert: Efficacy Concerns with Atezolizumab Plus Paclitaxel for Breast Cancer

September 11, 2020

The FDA issued a safety alert about efficacy and potential safety concerns with a combination therapy being studied for the treatment of breast cancer.

Oncology Pharmacists Adapt to Serve Patients Amid Pandemic

September 10, 2020

Oncology pharmacists have implemented new ways to communicate with patients, schedule visits and treatments, and re-evaluate their medications regimens during the pandemic.

Coronavirus News Roundup: FDA Issues EUA for Rapid Antigen Test, ASHP Releases COVID-19 Vaccine Guidelines

August 28, 2020

Here's the coronavirus-related news from this week that you should know.

ASHP Outlines Tenets for COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout and Oversight

August 27, 2020

ASHP issued its recommended principles for the development, distribution, allocation, and oversight of an eventual COVID-19 vaccine.

FDA Removes Boxed Warning for Amputation Risk From Canagliflozin

August 27, 2020

The removal of the boxed warning from canagliflozin was based on the FDA’s review of new data from 3 clinical trials.

Amisulpride Injection Now Available in the US for Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting

August 25, 2020

Amisuplride injection (Barhemsys; Acacia) is the first and only antiemetic to be approved for the rescue treatment of PONV in patients who have failed prior prophylaxis with an agent of a different class.

Telehealth Improves Access to Pharmacists for Medically Underserved Patients

August 24, 2020

An examination of how telehealth services for medically underserved patients in rural areas improve access to pharmacists for chronic care management.

New Study Shows Sex Biases in Drug Dosage Trials Lead to Overmedicated Women

August 21, 2020

Results of the study demonstrated conclusive evidence of drug dose gender gaps from 86 different FDA-approved medications.

Operation Warp Speed On Track for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution by January 2021, Officials Say

August 19, 2020

Two senior administration officials from Operation Warp Speed offered the latest updates on COVID-19 vaccine development.

Coronavirus News Roundup: US Secures 100 Million Doses of Vaccine From Moderna, Flu Season Preparation Underway

August 14, 2020

Here's the coronavirus-related news from this week that you should know.

Managing Drug Diversion Amid Pandemic

August 10, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis poses unique challenges for managing controlled substances in hospitals.

FDA Approves Oliceridine for Pain Management in Hospitals, Controlled Clinical Settings

August 10, 2020

The opioid’s indication was based on several randomized controlled trials, where patients reported decreased pain.

Coronavirus News Roundup: New Guidelines on Cancer Care, Eli Lilly Launches Trial for Antibody Test

August 07, 2020

Here's this week's coronavirus-related news you should know.

HHS Awards Over $101 Million to Tackle the Opioid Crisis

August 06, 2020

The grants are part of the administration’s continuing focus on rural health initiatives.

Expert Panel Updates Guidelines for Anti-Cancer Treatment Amid COVID-19

August 06, 2020

ESMO released changes to its recommendations on how to manage patients with cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic.