News Roundup: May 9 to May 13

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

How Socioeconomic Factors Can Impact Depression Treatment

Home environments have a clear impact on depression treatment outcomes.

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Are COVID-19 Rapid Tests Capable of Detecting Variants of Concern?

Investigators examined whether rapid antigen tests were less sensitive to variants of concern. Though the tests detected Omicron, all but 1 were less effective in detecting the Delta variant.

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The Link Between Food Insecurity in Young Adulthood and Obesity, Diabetes Risk Later in Life

An analysis of data from more than 3500 individuals followed for more than 20 years provides insight into the impact of food insecurity on risk of cardiometabolic conditions, including obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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A Look at Drug-Drug Interactions in Patients with Bipolar Disorder

Up to 20% of patients with bipolar disorder have 4 or more medications, so it is important to be aware of these common drug-drug interactions.

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Many Biologics for Severe Asthma Can Be Self-Administered at Home — Patients Prefer It

Xolair (omalizumab), Fasenra (benralizumab), Dupixent (dupilumab) and Nucala (mepolizumab) can now be self-administered.

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