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New COVID-19 Vaccines Will Keep Pharmacy Staff Busy
Both newly approved shots possess activity against subvariant EG5.1, which represents an estimated 21.5% of currently circulating variants
Food Allergy Is Another Looming Epidemic
Contrary to earlier advice, new research suggests introducing infants to potential allergens early may reduce risk of developing allergies to those foods
Early, Appropriate Treatment for Postpartum Depression Can Help New Mothers
A variety of comorbid mood disorders often accompany this condition, including OCD and PTSD.
Diabetic Macular Edema Is Treatable, but Prevention Is Best
Pharmacists should learn the basics of this leading cause of vision loss among adults worldwide.
Recent Guidelines Recommend SMART Treatment for Asthma
Teach pharmacy staff members to know and address the roadblocks, keep up with changing guidelines.
Reach Out to Caregivers, Schools for Children With Diabetes
Pharmacists can provide guidance to administrators, teachers on insulin storage, dosage times.
Acne Treatment Requires a Stepwise Process
Patients with this skin condition must make an ongoing commitment to their therapy regimen for best results.
Reducing Dietary Sodium Is Key for Older Adults With Hypertension
Advise restriction of the nutrient, along with intensive BP control, regimens promoting adherence, use of chlorthalidone in CKD.
CVD and T2D Are Companion Concerns
Patients with diabetes have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and heart failure.
Anxiety Often Rears Its Ugly Head
Pharmacists can remind patients that seeking treatment helps those around them.
Statins Are the Cornerstone of Lowering Cholesterol Levels
Patients may ask whether statins cause muscle toxicity, despite much evidence to the contrary.
100 Years Later, Pharmacy Retains Its Past
In 1920, Johnson & Johnson created the slogan “Your Druggist is More Than a Merchant. Try the Drug Store First.”
HP2020 Herpes Zoster Immunization Goal Has Been Met
Room for improvement remains, based on 3 factors identified by WHO: complacency, confidence, and convenience.
Middle-Aged Women Often Develop Hypertension
They may respond better to some antihypertensives than men, although they typically experience more and worse adverse effects.
Atopic Dermatitis Responds to Strategic Steps in Therapy
Pharmacists should advise patients to moisturize, use topicals, and advance to systemic treatment, if necessary.
Nasal Polyps Pose Treatment Challenges
Although clinicians can manage these growths, surgery is often necessary.
Fibromyalgia Treatment Requires Medication Trial and Error
Many options are available, but no single one is effective for all symptoms of this disorder.
2019 Was a Year for Advancements in Infectious Disease
These 5 developments, including epidemic forecasting and inhaled antibiotics to treat pneumonia, have global research behind them.
When Is a "Whoop" Not a Cheer?
Pharmacists should understand the facts, misconceptions, and myths about pertussis.
Constipation Frustrates Patients and Providers
Just 22% of those who suffer seek help from a health care provider, newer agents show promise.
Enlisting Pharmacists for HIV Prevention
Due to physician shortages, pharmacists represent a new avenue to increase accessibility to antivirals.
Topical Insulin May Provide Relief to Patients with Diabetes and Dry Eyes
Topical insulin helps acinar cells proliferate and speeds the repair and healing of the lacrimal gland by stimulating the insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1R).
Prescribing Contraceptives: Oregon Pharmacists Help the Medicaid Population
Contraceptives are both a popular and effective birth control method, and Medicaid fully covers them for its beneficiaries.
Preventing Drug Induced Liver Injury in Patients with HIV
Patients must be counseled about the risk of acute or chronic liver steatosis associated with all prescription and over the counter medications.
Study Shows Impact of Updated Guidelines on Rate of Hypertension in People with HIV
Effective treatment with ART has increased the life span of people living with HIV, but they remain at risk for chronic diseases.
Multidisciplinary Approach Recommended for Management of Preexisting Diabetes in Pregnancy
Uncontrolled diabetes in pregnancy can lead to preeclampsia, cesarean delivery, preterm delivery, significant overgrowth in the child, and congenital defects.
Antifungals Are Key to Fighting Fungal Infections
Pharmacists need to be dermatomycoses detectives at times, recommending biopsies for patients if necessary.
Study Examines Benzodiazepines with Antipsychotics for Aggression
A study in 2008 showed that approximately 5.2% of US adults age 18-80 years used benzodiazepines.
Medication for Aggression: What Works and Where?
Using medications to induce calm is generally considered less desirable than other methods of de-escalation but is often necessary to prevent injury.
Robust Responses Found in 20-Serotype Pneumococcal Vaccine Trial
The study presented at the 29th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands was a phase 2 randomized, active-controlled, double-blinded trial (N=444). All participants were ages 60 to 64 years.
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