News Roundup: August 7 to August 13


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

Fallopian Tube Removal Not Associated With Ovarian Cancer Risk

A substantial collection of evidence indicates that the fallopian tube serves as the primary site of origin for a large portion of high-grade serous ovarian cancers.

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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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ADHD Medication Shortages Raise Concerns Among Young Patients and Their Families

According to the National Community Pharmacists Association, 97% of independent pharmacy owners reported shortages of Adderall in early 2023.

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Blood Pressure Can Predict Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

Results from a recent study indicated that lowering the threshold for abnormal blood pressure in the second half of pregnancy from 140/90 mm Hg would not increase accuracy in identifying maternal or perinatal risk in patients.

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High BMI in Breast Cancer Patients Linked With Increased Cardiotoxicity During Chemotherapy

A recent study being presented at the American College of Cardiology Latin America 2023 conference found the prevalence of cardiotoxicity among patients with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy was 11.94%.

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