Telemedicine Can Help Facilitate Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Program provides a virtual assessment and treatment with buprenorphine, a medication for opioid cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
Machine Learning Helps Predict Which Patients Respond to Immunotherapy
DeepTCR system showed efficacy as a predictive clinical tool and provided information on the biological mechanisms that underlie how patients respond to immunotherapy.
COVID-19 Found to Elevate Risk of Seizures More Than Influenza
Individuals who had COVID-19 were 55% more likely to develop epilepsy or seizures over the following 6 months than those who had influenza.
Study Finds Attachment Anxiety Can Lead to False Memories
Adults with attachment anxiety were more likely to misremember facts when they could see the person speaking.
Study Shows Hormonal Contraceptives May Affect Adolescent Brain Development
Prior research has associated early adolescent use of hormonal contraceptives with the risk of depression in adulthood.
Nicotinamide Riboside May Increase Breast Cancer Risk, Metastasis
Study suggests that high levels of nicotinamide riboside could increase the risk of developing triple-negative breast cancer and may cause the cancer to metastasize to the brain.
Phase 3 Trial Showed Pembrolizumab in Combination With Chemotherapy Had Statistically Significant Improvement in Overall Survival in HER2-Negative Gastric, Gastroesophageal Junction Adenocarcinoma
The trial data demonstrated that pembrolizumab in combination with chemotherapy also had statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvements in PFS and ORR as well.
Aprocitentan Significantly Lowers Blood Pressure in Patients with Difficult-to-Control Hypertension
Patients with difficult-to-control hypertension have greater risk of heart attack, stroke, end-stage renal disease, and heart failure.
Walgreens to Eliminate Task-Based Metrics in Evaluation of Pharmacy Staff
Walgreens plans to focus on improving pharmacy staffing and retaining and rewarding current staff.
FDA Approves Etranacogene Dezaparvovec to Treat Adults With Hemophilia B
The adeno-associated virus vector-based gene therapy is the first gene therapy to be approved by the FDA for hemophilia B.
Moderna BA.4/BA.5 Targeting Bivalent Booster Met Primary Endpoint When Compared to Booster Dose
Both of Moderna's bivalent boosters showed neutralizing activity against BQ.1.1, an increasingly dominant emerging variant, confirming that updated vaccines have the potential to offer protection as the virus continues to evolve.
FDA Approves Teplizumab-mzwv, the First Drug to Delay Onset of Type 1 Diabetes
Teplizumab-mzwv is administered through injection and can delay the onset of type 1 diabetes in adults and pediatric patients.
Novel Treatment Shows Promising Antitumor Activity Against HER2+ Cancers
GDA-501, a novel, genetically modified, nicotinamide natural killer pre-clinical cell therapy.
Adlarity From Corium
Indicated for the management of mild, moderate, and severe Alzheimer disease and dementia symptoms, the donepezil transdermal system (Adlarity; Corium) delivers donepezil hydrocholoride through the skin and is recommended at an initial dosage of 5 mg per day.
Study Results Link Higher Mortality to High Consumption of Processed Food, Red Meat
Investigators at Loma Linda University Health saw these common denominators among both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.
Antibiotics Given Before C-sections Are Not Linked to Asthma, Eczema in Young Children
Study findings provide evidence that preventative antibiotics improve health outcomes for babies and mothers, investigator say.
Eating 2 Servings of Avocados a Week Lowers Risk of Heart Disease, Study Results Show
A 30-year analysis of more than 110,000 health professionals also suggests that replacing animal products, such as bacon, butter, and cheese, with avocado also reduces cardiovascular events.
Pharmacist’s Role Is Key in Counseling Patients
Experts discuss women's health and health care during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the Pharmacy Times® Pharmacy Focus webcast series.
2021: Pharmacists Are Moderately Satisfied With Salary, Job Satisfaction, Survey Shows (Part 2)
152 Respondents Rated Their Satisfaction With Total Annual Compensation 4.41 on a Scale of 1 to 7, Down From 4.82 in 2020
Study Suggests Eating Habits Barely Change After Diabetes Diagnosis
The investigators analyzed an existing data set from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Fetal Growth Studies, which included surveys on diet and exercise from a diverse patient population at 12 hospital centers across the United States.
Coadministration of Seasonal Flu Vaccine and Prevnar 20 Shows Promising Results
Help Patients Combat Dry Eye
Doctors and pharmacists discuss OTC and prescription treatment options and use during webcast.
Fatigue, Perceived Cognitive Impairment and Mood Disorders Associated with Post-COVID-19 Syndrome
The most common symptom of patients seeking evaluation for post-COVID-19 syndrome was fatigue.
Research Finds Only Half of Heart Disease Patients Get a Flu Shot
The researchers said that the findings should renew efforts to assure flu vaccination is a routine part of quality cardiovascular care.
Study Finds Link Between Sleep, Test Anxiety
The research sheds light on the biopsychological process that can lead to poor grades, withdrawal from classes, and even students who drop out, whereas 40% of freshman do not return to their university for a second year in the United States.
Study: Drug Used to Treat Liver Disease Affects C.diff Life Cycle, Reduces Inflammation
A commonly used drug made from secondary bile acids can affect the life cycle of Clostridioides difficile.
Pharmacists Are Moderately Satisfied with Compensation, Job Satisfaction, Survey Shows (Part 1)
When asked to rate their satisfaction with their current annual total compensation on a scale of 1 to 7 (with 1 being “not at all” and 7 being “extremely”), the average response among the 299 respondents to that question was 4.82.
HIV Prevention Advocates Applaud New California Law
California has passed SB 159, becoming the first state allowing pharmacists to dispense HIV prevention pills to patients without a doctor’s prescription. Supporters say the legislation will greatly reduce the spread of infection.1
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