News Roundup: Johnson & Johnson Recalls Sunscreen; FDA Adds Warning to Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine About Rare Guillain-Barré Syndrome


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


Don’t waste time digging through articles to find the most up-to-date and important news. Drug Topics® has you covered with our weekly news roundup of the latest pharmacy-related news you should know before the weekend begins.

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

Pharmacy Groups Back Washington State Court Decision on ‘Unsustainable’ CMS Reimbursement Law

WSPA, NPCA, and NACDS fully support the court decision requiring CMS to reconsider the below-cost reimbursement plan.

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Johnson & Johnson Recalls 5 Aerosol Sunscreen Brands with Benzene Traces

The consumer products giant voluntarily recalled 4 NEUTROGENA® and 1 AVEENO® spray sunscreen products July 14 after internal testing found low levels of benzene, a carcinogen, in some product samples.

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Stanford Study Shows Memory T Cells Are Active Defense Against Severe COVID-19

Stanford study indicates that immune cells respond better to COVID-19 infection when patients have already been exposed to other, less deadly coronaviruses.

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Novel Antifungal Treatment Approved for Vaginal Candidiasis

On June 2, 2021, ibrexafungerp (Brexafemme; Scynexis, Inc) was approved by the FDA for vulvovaginal candidiasis in adult women and girls who have begun menstruating.

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FDA Grants Priority Review to Tezepelumab for Severe Asthma

Tezepelumab is the first biologic medication to show a reduction in severe asthma symptoms.

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Rare Cases of Guillain-Barré Syndrome Reported in Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

Johnson & Johnson released a statement providing more information on the risks and benefits of its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine.

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FDA OKs Finerenone for Chronic Kidney Disease Associated With Type 2 Diabetes

A new medication called finerenone (Kerendia; Bayer) has been approved for the treatment of kidney disease and type 2 diabetes.

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