News Roundup: May 23 to May 27

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

Examining the Professional Landscape for Pharmacy Techs

The scope of practice for pharmacy techs has changed in recent years, allowing for greater responsibilities, and the current labor shortage poses some challenges.

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New Formulation Approval Patterns Indicate “Evergreening” by Drugmakers

Findings in show that new formulations were more likely for blockbuster drugs and drugs that received accelerated approval. Proxy measures of clinical usefulness and other elements of therapeutic value were not associated with new formulations.

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Favorable Response to Third Dose of Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Noted for Kids 6 Months to 5 Years

Pfizer-BioNTech reports strong immune response, high efficacy, and favorable safety in third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Examining the Impact of Sleep Deprivation in Eye Disease

Researchers may have identified a potential solution.

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Antibiotics Linked to Higher IBD Risk in Older Adults

Seniors prescribed multiple courses of antibiotics were at greater risk for IBD.

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