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Combining a Passion for Making a Difference With Entrepreneurship
Directions in Oncology Pharmacy® talks to Gordon Vanscoy, PharmD, MBA, CACP, recently named a national Entrepreneur of the Year for 2020 by Ernst & Young.
The Role of Telehealth in Oncology Pharmacy Is Increasingly Important
“Digital medicine and its regulation are constantly evolving, which is a great thing.”—Betsy Cernero, PharmD
Computer Algorithm Can Help Manage Cancer Symptoms
Novel program found cost effective and safe for patients with cancer managing the adverse effects of treatment.
Immunosuppressants Do Not Increase Risk of Severe COVID-19
New research suggests immunosuppressants do not increase the risk of worse COVID-19 outcomes.
Caring for a Spouse With Dementia Increases Risk of Depressive Symptoms
The symptoms of depression in caregivers of patients with dementia exacerbates over time.
Smoking is Associated With Increased Risk of COVID-19
Smoking was associated with not only a greater risk of disease, but also an increased risk of severe COVID-19.
COVID-19 Pandemic Accelerating Virtual Cancer Care
Study finds the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically improved the quality and convenience of virtual cancer care.
COVID-19 May Have Long Term Effects on the Brain
COVID-19 has been found in the brain post-mortem.
Routine Eye Scanning Can Detect Cognitive Decline in Patients With Diabetes
New research suggests immunosuppressants do not increase the risk of COVID-19.
ASHP Releases New COVID-19 Vaccine Guide
The online guide places a special emphasis on security, storage, and handling.
New Potential COVID-19 Treatment Identified
Pralatrexate, a lymphoma drug, outperformed remdesivir in treating COVID-19 in a lab experiment.
Similar Factors Contribute to Worse Cancer, COVID-19 Outcomes
Socioeconomic and racial health disparities contribute to worse cancer and COVID-19 outcomes.
Study: COVID-19 Deadlier Than Flu
Despite fringe conspiracy theories that circulated online, COVID-19 carries a greater risk of health problems than the flu.
Study: Response to Influenza Virus Shaped by Preexisting Immunity
An individual’s response to the flu virus is largely shaped by preexisting immunity.
ASHP Condemns Destruction of COVID-19 Vaccines in Wisconsin
The organization’s public statement comes after a pharmacist was arrested for destroying over 500 doses.
Experts: Telehealth Will Play an Important Post-Pandemic Role in Pharmacy Practice
Telehealth has been crucial in expanding access to naloxone, a lifesaving drug used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
Cutting Hypertension Medication Can Prevent Kidney Injury in Patients With COVID-19
A history of hypertension was found to increase the risk of acute kidney injury 5-fold, study results showed.
FDA is Warning Consumers to Avoid Nearly 50 OTC Supplements
The supplements, which claimed to primarily for weight loss and male enhancement, contained unlisted drug ingredients.
FDA Authorizes First At-Home OTC COVID-19 Test
Results of Ellume’s rapid at-home COVID-19 test are sent to a smartphone in 15 minutes or less.
ALLO-715 Found to Be Effective Against Multiple Myeloma
CAR T-cell therapy associated with greater anti-cancer activity in treating multiple myeloma.
Financial Stress Negatively Impacts Wellbeing of Breast Cancer Patients
Financial toxicity can lead to worse long-term outcomes and psychological distress among patients with breast cancer.
Technology Can Improve Medication Adherence Rates, Management
Wearable technology and apps that monitor health and wellness have exploded in popularity and sophistication in recent years.
Body Mass, Blood Pressure Relate to Pre-Eclampsia
Genetic predisposition is only part of the pre-eclampsia risk.
FDA Approves First OTC COVID-19 Test Collection Kit
Direct-to-consumer COVID-19 kit allows for anyone over 18 years of age to perform a nasal swab on themselves and send the sample off for testing.
Pharmacists Can Set the Standard for Opioid Stewardship
The COVID-19 Pandemic has compounded the opioid crisis.
Under-Recognition of Symptoms Common in Patients With Breast Cancer
Younger and Black patients are more likely to experience breast cancer symptom under-recognition.
Increased Screening Has Led to Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis
Overdiagnosis of breast cancer can lead to unnecessarily aggressive treatments and mastectomies.
Tau Protein Levels Can Help Predict Alzheimer Disease
The tau protein can help identify Alzheimer disease before cognitive decline begins.
ASHP Presents Annual Awards in Recognition of Achievements in Health Care
National Academy of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau, MD was among those honored at the 2020 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition.
Study Underway to Investigate Efficacy, Safety of New Hemophilia A Treatment
BIVV001 is currently being studied as a recombinant factor VIII treatment for hemophilia A.
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