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Cefiderocol (Fetroja, Shionogi) is indicated for adults with complicated urinary tract infections, including kidney infections caused by Gram-negative pathogens, who have limited or no alternative treatment options.
Cenobamate is an investigational antiepileptic drug that has shown broad spectrum anticonvulsant activity in preclinical studies and seizure models.
Antibiotic Resistance Threats Show Higher Death Toll
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns the time for action is now in the "post-antibiotic era."
Flu shot
Receiving a flu shot before a heart bypass surgery can stop inflammation throughout the body and possibly lead to a healthier recovery, according to a preliminary study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Alirocumab, a proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 inhibitor, was compared with a placebo in patients with ACS and persistent dyslipidemia, in addition to receiving treatment with high-intensity or maximum tolerated statin therapy.
Neither vitamin D nor omega-3 fatty acid supplementation were found to significantly inhibit changes in serum creatinine and cystatin C decline over 5 years among adults with type 2 diabetes.
Resource Designed to Assist Pharmacists With CBD Products
The online resource features CBD products that have been tested for concentrations of all cannabinoids, including CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), by an independent, third-party lab, as well as experts that pharmacists can contact with questions regarding buying, selling, and marketing.
The injectable hormone tesamorelin was found to reduce liver fat and prevent liver fibrosis or scarring in people living with HIV, according to researchers and the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAD).
Affordable Care Act
A recent study published in CANCER indicates that for patients with both HIV and cancer, implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) improved insurance coverage, both in states that expanded Medicaid coverage and in states that did not.1
antimicrobial dosing
InsightRx, a company specializing in precision medicine, and Premier Inc, a health care improvement company, have partnered to individualize medication dosing for drugs used to treat infectious diseases.
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