The incidence of heart failure is increasing as the world’s population ages and the rates of other, often comorbid, diseases (eg, diabetes, heart disease, obesity) increase.
The FDA has approved Lilly’s Lartruvo (olaratumab injection), in combination with –doxorubicin, for the treatment of soft tissue sarcoma (STS) in adults.
Hookah bars are on the rise around the world despite their being associated with many health risks.
West Virginia University (WVU) Medicine Ruby Memorial Hospital is a 500+ bed academic teaching hospital located in Morgantown, West Virginia. WVU Medicine Children’s is located within Ruby. Services offered include a level I trauma center, a 39-bed level III NICU (neonatal intensive care unit), a 20-bed pediatric intensive care unit, and a state-of-the-art cancer center. The hospital has an outpatient pharmacy onsite, which in 2012 launched a Transition of Care (TOC) Pharmacy to offer bedside consulting service and post-discharge prescription service to any patient within our facility. Since its inception, the program has reached more than 40,000 patients in 4 years and had up to a 62% capture rate.1
Warfarin has been the cornerstone treatment for atrial fibrillation. New oral anticoagulants are another treatment option. Here's a brief overview of 5 of those alternatives.
Researchers were able to crystalize a protein that plays a role in nicotine addiction, which may provide a new treatment target to end tobacco cravings and treat multiple diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease.
A series of peculiar pharmacy burglaries piqued the attention of DEA Task Force agents when video surveillance captured suspects busting through a pharmacy wall using a sledgehammer.
The CDC is now recommending a 2-dose series of the HPV vaccination, rather than the previously recommended 3 doses, in children 11 to 12 years of age.