News Roundup: August 29 to September 2

Your weekly roundup of the latest news from Drug Topics®.

FDA Updates Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech EUA to Include Use of Bivalent Vaccine as Booster Dose

These bivalent formulations include an mRNA component common to the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron variant.

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Type 2 Diabetes in Young Patients Spiked in Year 1 of COVID-19 Pandemic

Using electronic medical record data from 2018-2020 obtained from 24 medical centers across the US, including Johns Hopkins, University of Colorado, and Mayo Clinic institutions, a new study suggests rates of youth onset type 2 diabetes increased 77% during the first year of the pandemic.

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Patients Turning to Medical Cannabis for Menopause Relief

More women are using medical cannabis for menopause-related symptoms.

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As Flu Season Approaches, Prepare to Vaccinate This Fall

Although it may seem like summer just started, both autumn and cold and flu season are on the way, along with the demand for an annual flu shot.

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Examining Lifelong Statin Therapy in Patients at Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

New research looks at the potential benefits of long-term statin use in patients who are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

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