Month in Review: Top 10 Articles From August 2023


Your monthly roundup of the top news from Drug Topics®.

GSK’s RSV Vaccine Now Available in Some US Pharmacies: What You Need to Know

A Q&A with Marc Ost, co-owner of Eric’s RX Shoppe, which was one of the first community pharmacies to receive the new vaccine.

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FDA Delays Drug Supply Chain Security Act Deadline Until November 2024

The new deadline to be in compliance with the requirements will be November 27, 2024.

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Moderna, Novavax Update Vaccines as COVID-19 Variants Cause Rise in Cases

The CDC and WHO are currently tracking several variants that are driving the majority of new cases around the world.

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Chikungunya Vaccine for Adolescents Shows Positive Topline Results in Phase 3 Trial

PXVX0317 has received Fast Track and Breakthrough Therapy designation from the FDA.

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Chronic Pain Prevalence High Among Women With HIV

Chronic pain is among the comorbidities for people diagnosed with HIV, but there has been a lack of data on the prevalence and risk factors in women.

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Upcoming DIR Fee Changes Still Causing Concern for Pharmacists

New DIR fee rules eliminate clawbacks, but may create cashflow challenges for pharmacies in the first half of 2024.

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Comparing Safety, Efficacy of COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines in Older Adults

Moderna’s mRNA-1273 vaccine was associated with a lower risk of diagnosed COVID-19 when compared to Pfizer’s BNT162b2.

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FDA Gives 510(k) Clearance to COVID-19, Influenza A/B, RSV Combination Test

A 510(k) clearance, or a Premarket Notification, requires device manufacturers to notify the FDA at least 90 days ahead of registration with their intent to market a medical device.

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What You Need to Know About the Drug Supply Chain Security Act Before November’s Deadline

A Q&A with Matt Sample, senior vice president of manufacturer and replenishment operations at AmerisourceBergen.

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COPD Exacerbations Common in Patients Not Treated With Controller Medications

A study found that although the number of patients receiving a controller medication increased after their first exacerbation, the percentage given controller medications remained below 50% among the overall population.

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