News Roundup: US Drug Overdose Deaths Reach Record High, Study Examines High-Dose Buprenorphine Therapy in Emergency Departments

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®.

Antidepressant Use Can Improve Diabetes Outcomes in Patients With Depression

Patients with diabetes and depression may have a lower risk of mortality and diabetes complications when taking antidepressants regularly, according to a new study.

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Efficacy, Safety of Dapagliflozin in Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease

Dapagliflozin was shown to significantly reduce the risk of kidney failure and prolong survival in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease regardless of diabetes status.

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Study Examines High-Dose Buprenorphine Therapy in Emergency Departments

High-dose buprenorphine therapy, provided under emergency department care, is safe and well-tolerated in patients with opioid use disorder, according to study results.

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US Drug Overdose Deaths Reach Record High in 2020

Drug overdose deaths, including opioid-related deaths, have increased rapidly in the United States in recent years, according to preliminary data from the CDC.

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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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AZSTARYS is now available for treating ADHD

AZSTARYS (serdexmethylphenidate and dexmethylphenidate) is available for prescription to help provide rapid and extended duration of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms.

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