News Roundup: FDA-Approvals, COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids

Here’s a roundup of the latest news coverage from Drug Topics®.

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Prioritizing the Mental Health of Providers Across the Country

Susan Lorenz-Fisher, vice president of corporate responsibility & sustainability, AmerisourceBergen, and Erin Briggs, senior pharmacy advisor, Americares, discuss mental health awareness and resources for pharmacists to support their mental health.

https://www.drugtopics.com/view/prioritizing-the-mental-health-of-providers-across-the-country

Companion Diagnostic for Atezolizumab FDA-Approved for Lung Cancer Treatment

The FDA has approved the VENTANA PD-L1 assay to assist in identifying which adult patients with stage II to IIIA non–small cell lung cancer whose tumors have PD-L1 expression on 1% or more of tumor cells are eligible to receive adjuvant atezolizumab following surgery and platinum-based chemotherapy.

https://www.drugtopics.com/view/companion-diagnostic-for-atezolizumab-fda-approved-for-lung-cancer-treatment

Pack4U Expert Interview Part 2: Medication Delivery 2.0

Shane Bishop, Pack4U's founder, is a pharmacist and entrepreneur specializing in innovative patient-care models and the use of technology to improve adherence, patient health outcomes and quality measures.

https://www.drugtopics.com/view/pack4u-medication-delivery-and-patient-monitoring-part-2?seriesVid=1

COVID-19 Vaccine FDA-Recommended for Children Ages 5-11

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) committee voted on whether the emergency use authorization should be extended to children aged 5 to 11 years.

https://www.drugtopics.com/view/covid-19-vaccine-recommended-by-fda-for-children-ages-5-11

Increase Medication Adherence through Patient Relationships, Part 1

Tony Makarich, PharmD and vice president of clinical services at Catalyst Health Rx, sat down with Drug Topics® to discuss the benefits for health care providers of a relationship and team-based pharmacy model.

https://www.drugtopics.com/view/increase-medication-adherence-through-patient-relationships-part-1?seriesVid=1

FDA Approves Belumosudil (Rezurock) for the Treatment of Patients with Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease (cGVHD)

https://www.drugtopics.com/view/fda-approves-belumosudil-rezurock-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease-cgvhd-