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Kennedy Ferruggia is an assistant editor at Pharmacy Times®. She graduated from The College of New Jersey in 2023 in journalism and marketing. Prior to this position, she worked as a pharmacy associate for community pharmacies.
Researchers Reframe the Definition of Clinical Remission for Asthma
A workgroup of asthma treatment experts introduced 6 new criteria that those diagnosed with asthma must meet to be in remission.
Study Finds Individuals Prefer PrEP Over Other HIV Prevention Methods
Individuals taking HIV prevention prefer the PrEP oral daily dose compared to new treatment methods.
Yoga Could be an Effective Natural Treatment for Individuals with Heart Failure
Routine yoga therapy has shown endurance, strength, balance, symptom stability and quality of life improvements in individuals with heart failure.
Researchers Create Hydrogel That Could Improve HIV Therapy Compared to Current Treatments
The hydrogel injection has had a lasting drug concentration of 42 days with almost no adverse effects.
Genetic Biomarkers Can Help Define Severity of an Individual’s Food Allergy
Researchers find correlation of increased anaphylaxis with the use of a-tryptase.
Physical Rehabilitation Interventions Could Aid Individuals with Post-COVID-19 Condition
Functional exercise resulted in more improvements for individuals with PCC compared to standard treatment, although individuals must be monitored for adverse events.
Study Finds Obesity Remission Rates Are Lower Than Overweight Remission Rates in Children
Only 1% of children experienced obesity remission and lower socioeconomic status was connected to a worsened trajectory.
FDA Grants Priority Review for Pembrolizumab in Progressive Cervical Cancer
The approval of pembrolizumab with brachytherapy could aid individuals who were newly diagnosed with progressive cervical cancer.
Researchers Compare PrEP Treatments for Hypertension Risks
If taking tenofovir alafenamide fumarate, a close monitoring of blood pressure and lipid levels are essential due to greater risk of hypertension.
Experts Discuss Updates In COVID-19 Immunization
Expert panelists addressed concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine costs, availability, efficacy, and timing.
Researchers Assess Connection Between Socioeconomic Status, Cardiovascular Health
Heart disease prevention efforts should acknowledge non-biological factors that can cause issues within cardiovascular health rather than relying on decreasing socioeconomic disparities.
Researchers Rule Out Gefapixant to Help Unexplained Chronic Cough
The use of gefapixant reduces cough frequency but increases adverse events in individuals suffering from a chronic cough.
AACR Releases Annual Cancer Progress Report, Urges Expansion in Cancer Research
AACR has urged Congress to provide billions more in funding for cancer research, prevention efforts, and expedited review of cancer-related medical products.
Walgreens and Pearl Health Partner to Expand Value-Based Care
Pearl Health will offer technology and insight solutions while Walgreens provides clinical services.
Researchers Connect High Particulate Matter Levels to Development of Breast Cancer
Researchers found an increased risk of breast cancer in women who had higher particulate matter levels near their home.
Phase 2 Study Shows Promising Results to Lower SBP, Treat Hypertension with Zilebesiran
The Phase 2 KARDIA-1 Study met its primary endpoint of lower systolic blood pressure with the use of zilebesiran.
Phase 3 Study of Macitentan 75mg to Treat CTEPH Will Stop Research
A phase 3 study assessing macitentan 75mg treatment for CTEPH was stopped, although another study using macitentan will continue.
Results of a 10-year Follow-Up of Gardasil Vaccine Show Peak Antibodies At Month 7
Cases of certain HPV-related high-grade disease were not found in the 10-year follow up for girls and boys who received 3 doses of the Gardasil 9 injection.
Research Seeks to Aid Management of Type 2 Diabetes Through Dietary Education
An upcoming large-scale clinical trial of the Glucose Everyday Matters program will evaluate its safety and efficacy in managing type 2 diabetes.
Researchers to Evaluate Connection Between Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Asthma in Infants
The upcoming study seeks to analyze whether immature lungs in infants infected with respiratory syncytial virus increases the likelihood of developing asthma later in life.
Researchers Compare Treatment Options to Minimize Risk of Gestational Diabetes
The risk of developing gestational diabetes was similar between both group prenatal care and traditional individual prenatal care, however, group care may benefit some patients as a treatment option.
Researchers Confirm Positive Outcomes With SSRI Treatment for Postnatal Depression
SSRI treatment for postnatal depression brought long-term benefits for mothers and their offspring in the following years after childbirth, study findings showed.
Researchers Find Increased Risk of Atrial Fibrillation After Menopause
Stressful life events and poor sleeping patterns are linked to the development of atrial fibrillation in older women.
CMS Announces First 10 Drugs To Undergo Price Negotiations Under Inflation Reduction Act
Any new prices established after negotiations will be effective on January 1, 2026.
Researchers Announce Positive Results from Phase 2 At-Home Ketamine Trial
KET01 could successfully treat treatment-resistant depression while limiting adverse effects in the home environment, according to the study.
Scientists Identify New Cause for Inherited Neurodegenerative Diseases
The recent discovery could aid further research on the cause of Huntington’s disease and other inherited conditions.
Researchers Advance Survodutide Use for Obesity into Phase III Study
The phase 3 study will advance the safety findings of survodutide reported in the phase 2 study to aid overweight and obesity.
NACDS Leadership Explains Their Role in Healthcare
Session at NACDS Total Store Expo leadership discusses NACDS initiatives and world events.
Expert Panel Discusses Community Solutions to Advance Food is Medicine Programs
Session at NACDS Total Store Expo discusses how pharmacies can leverage their accessibility to decrease diet-related diseases through health and wellness.
Expert Panel Examines Gap in Health and Wellness for Women
Session at NACDS Total Store Expo discusses how to address shortcomings in women’s health areas in the health and wellness industry.
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