News Roundup: The Future of Vaccinology, Improving Medication Adherence


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

Vaccinology: New Vaccine Technology for Autoimmune, Cancers, Infectious Diseases

Vaccine technologies in development may facilitate a rapid and effective response to new threats and likely will target not only infectious diseases but also allergies, autoimmune conditions, and cancers.

COVID-19: Pandemic Associated With Overall Drop in Insulin Prescribing

Although the authors say their findings shed light on possible disruptions to insulin supply during COVID-19, they note they could not adjust for those with diabetes who died.

Learn 4 Techniques to Boost Medication Adherence

Help patients (and parents) change their behavior by speaking clearly, using data, and remaining nonjudgmental.

Study Explores CBD for Pain, Sleep in Hand Osteoarthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis

Investigators supplemented a slim body of existing research on CBD for pain management.

Newleaf Software to Enhance Pharmacy Management

Keycentrix has released Newleaf pharmacy software features aimed at greatly enhancing pharmacy operations and patient engagement.

COVID-19: Positive Interim Results for Moderna’s KidCOVE Study in Children Ages 6 to 11

The company plans to submit these results to the FDA and EMA for review.

White House Prepares to Defend COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

After a panel federal judges put a temporary halt on the mandate, the U.S. Surgeon General says the administration is ready to fight for the requirement.

Pharmacist-Led Intervention Aids in Successful Approach to Opioid Tapering

Pharmacists are a key part of the multidisciplinary approach that health care providers should take when tapering patients off opioid therapy.

Addressing Racial, Ethnic Disparities in RA and SLE Disease Outcomes

A study presented at ACR Convergence 2021 examined the relationship between race/ethnicity, living in a disadvantaged neighborhood, and how often patients are prescribed disease-specific treatments.

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