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Pharmacy Times® interviewed Anne Marie Kondic, PharmD, the executive director of the Community Pharmacy Foundation, on the grant opportunities on the horizon that support the practice of pharmacy in the community setting.
In a comprehensive systematic review that assessed risk factors for HZ infection, researchers found that immunosuppression through HIV/AIDS or malignancy places individuals at a significant risk.
More than half of high-risk patients with resected, stage III BRAF V600-mutated melanoma who were treated with dabrafenib and trametinib were alive and relapse-free at 5 years.
COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic will be felt in the oncology space long after the pandemic is over, study shows. 

 
medication
When treating patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis caused by pollens, pharmacists can maintain the same dosage or use a step-down therapy approach as pollen levels fall.
anticoagulants
Experts discuss the recommendation in monitoring when using DOACs.
The CheckMate 9ER trial took 2 drugs used as monotherapies in the second line of therapy, nivolumab and cabozantinib, and combined them for use as a first-line treatment against standard of care, sunitinib.
More targeted therapies often have better toxicity profiles, allowing patients to remain adherent for longer.
depression
Pharmacists can deliver medication therapy management services in various settings for individuals with mental health conditions.
Lenvatinib (Lenvima) plus pembrolizumab (Keytruda) showed early antitumor activity and tolerability in previously treated triple-negative breast cancer patients with advanced solid tumors.
Lactic acid, citric acid, and potassium bitartrate is a prescription combination, non-hormonal contraceptive gel found to be 86.3% effective with typical use.
Trial shows that olaparib, a poly ADP ribose polymerase inhibitor that is the first cancer drug to target an inherited genetic fault, can be used successfully to treat prostate cancers with a weakness in the ability to repair damaged DNA.
Student Cafe
Student Café: Impact of COVID-19 on Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy students discuss how has the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has impacted their education and preparation for future careers.
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