Ashley Gallagher is an assistant editor at Pharmacy Times®. She graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 2020 in journalism and mass communications. Previously, she worked as a pharmacy technician for a retail chain.
Novo Nordisk Launches Tresiba Biologic Analog Insulin to Expand Affordability Options
The long-acting, once-daily hormone controls high blood sugar in individuals aged 1 year or older with diabetes.
Mirati Releases Promising Adagrasib Results for Advanced Colorectal Cancer
Therapy shows positive clinical efficacy and favorable tolerability as a monotherapy and in combination with cetuximab in heavily pretreated patients who have a KRASG12C mutation.
Study: 2 or More COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Reduces Most Long COVID Symptoms
Investigators find 8 of 10 of the most common symptoms were reported between 50% and 80% less often among those who received at least 2 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccinations.
Trastuzumab Deruxtecan Shows Clinically Meaningful Response in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Trastuzumab deruxtecan produces a confirmed objective response rate of 53.8% and 42.9% in the 5.4 mg/kg arm and 6.4 mg/kg treatment arms, respectively, among patients with HER2 mutant non-small cell lung cancer.
Limited Course of Tremelimumab, Imfinzi Combination Sustained Overall Survival Improvements in Non-Squamous Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer
An estimated 31.4% of individuals with non-squamous non–small cell lung cancer treated with the combination were alive at 3 years compared to 17.3% for those on chemotherapy alone.
FDA Approves Spevigo for Treatment of Generalized Pustular Psoriasis Flares in Adults
Boehringer Ingelheim’s monoclonal antibody inhibits interleukin-36 (IL-36) signaling and is the first treatment specifically approved for this indication.
FDA Approves Updated Label for Bayer’s Finerenone to Include Cardiovascular Study
Modification is based on phase 3 FIGARO-DKD clinical trial investigating CV and kidney outcomes in more than 13,000 patients with CKD associated with type 2 diabetes.
FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation to Group B Streptococcus Vaccine Candidate
Decision is based on interim analysis of Pfizer’s GBS6 in healthy pregnant woman aged 18 to 40 years, who were vaccinated during their second or early third trimesters.
Study: Diet Change Makes Biggest Impact on Reducing CV Risk in Those With Hypertension
Analysis presented at an American Heart Association meeting suggests that following DASH is most effective to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Study Results Link Lung Cancer Screening Guideline Changes to Racial Disparity Reductions
But the 2021 modifications to the US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations do not eliminate the inequalities, analysis shows.
Study: Statin Therapy Shows Link to Reduction of All-Cause, Cardiovascular Death
The findings also indicate that that treatment may have protective CV and limb benefits for those with kidney failure and concomitant peripheral artery disease.
Study: Fish Oil, Vitamin D During Pregnancy Lower Risk of Croup in Children Under 3
Because there is no vaccine for the disease, preventive strategies are needed, investigators from Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark say.
Trodelvy Shows Positive Results for Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer
New TROPiCS-02 data for Gilead treatment demonstrates progression-free survival benefit, regardless of HER2 status.
Research Indicates Clinical Trials Are Needed to Determine CBD Benefits for Heart Disease
Patients should discuss efficacy and potential drug interactions with clinicians before use, study authors indicate.
Study: Circadian Rhythm Disruption Is Common Among Mental Disorders
University of California Irvine investigators spotlight links and propose further systematic examination into the molecular underpinnings.
Study Results Link Folic Acid Supplements to Higher Rates of COVID-19 Infections, Mortality
Findings have implications for patients who take supplementary folate to prevent complications of other pharmacological therapies.
FDA Grants Priority Review to Efanesoctocog Alfa for Individuals With Hemophilia A
The agency’s decision data for the investigational factor VIII therapy from Sanofi and Soba is set for February 28, 2023.
Survey: 44% of Americans Worry That Medication Prices Could Lead to Increased Debt
One-third of participants who have used prescriptions think that mail-order pharmacies would help reduce drug costs, according to HealthCare.com.
Study: Oral Insulin Absorption Rate Is as Effective as Injected Insulin
Investigators report that they have seen nearly 100% of the hormone from their tablets going straight into the liver of rats.
Study: New Factors Are Associated With Increased PFS from BCMA-Targeted T-Cell Therapy
A high proportion of myeloid cells may contribute to recurrence in those with long progression-free survival by promoting cancer growth and/or suppressing antitumor immunity.
Results of New Harvard, Tufts Study Link Colorectal Cancer in Men to Ultra-Processed Foods
Processed meats and products high in added sugars and low in fiber contribute to weight gain and obesity, which is an established risk factor.
Study: Increased Use of Telehealth OUD Services During Pandemic Cuts Overdose Risk
Findings support the value of expanding this type of health care for patients with opioid use disorder.
CDC Updates ACIP Guidance, Recommending Specific Flu Vaccines for Patients 65 and Older
Flublok Quadrivalent and Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent are both proven to prevent more cases in older adults compared with a standard-dose vaccine in randomized controlled trials.
Janssen’s Darzalex Quadruplet for Multiple Myeloma Meets Primary Endpoint
Final analysis of phase 2 GRIFFIN study from the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary shows the combination demonstrates stringent complete response rate for transplant-eligible patients.
New Data Show Farxiga Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Death in Patients With Heart Failure
Pre-specified pooled analysis from phase 3 trials demonstrates 14% reduction in CV mortality and from any cause by 10% in individuals with HF, irrespective of ejection fraction.
AHA: Addiction Management Is Key to Treating Heart Infections in Those Who Inject Drugs
A new statement from the American Heart Association stresses withdrawal medications and special care teams to prevent endocarditis in these individuals.
Study: Better Blood Sugar Control in Teens Limits Diabetes-Related Brain Damage
Cognitive harm appears reversible, results of analysis by Nemours Children’s Health Jacksonville and Stanford University shows.
Study: Fertility Preservation Measures Do Not Increase Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence
Analysis shows that over 5 years, the percentage of women without relapse was 89% for those who had hormonal stimulation of the ovaries and 83% for those with ovarian tissue freezing.
Olanzapine, Samidorphan Prove Effective in Treating Bipolar 1 Disorder, Schizophrenia
Study results show that the risk of gaining 10% or more of body weight from the baseline fell 50% when patients were on the combination.
Universal Flu Vaccine Protects Against Influenza A, B Virus Variants, Study Results Show
Georgia State University analysis supports new strategy for creating these vaccines, investigators contend.
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