Biosimilar Market Outlook Looks Strong
Pipeline includes more than 100 products encompassing bone health, cancer care, immunosuppressants, ophthalmology.
PREP Act Provides Opportunities for Advanced Roles
Can the profession afford not to retain expanded job roles for technicians in a post-pandemic era?
FDA Proposes Shift in COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy
The new strategy would propose annual COVID-19 vaccines, much like annual flu shots.
Telemedicine Associated With Direct, Indirect Cost Savings for Patients With Cancer
During the COVID-19 pandemic, patients were able to utilize telehealth services to receive care more conveniently, which may reduce the cost of care.
Acupuncture, Acupressure May Help Alleviate Pain for Patients Undergoing Surgery for Gynecologic Cancer
Patients who received the interventions reported improved anxiety and pain levels.
Wildfires Show Link to Increase of Psoriasis Flares for Adults
Air pollution from the California Camp Fire are associated with increased rates of clinical; visits, according to new study results.
Pharmacist-Administered Vaccinations Show Increase Since Onset of COVID-19 Pandemic
Across all vaccines for adults, regardless of income, location, or sex, most of the administration took place in a pharmacy, report shows.
Group Therapy Can Provide Long-lasting Relief of Anxiety in Patients With Heart Conditions
A recent study shows that heart patients who learn to cope with stress in group therapy are nearly 2 times less anxious and depressed.
HIV Antiviral Therapies May Have Different Metabolic Signature
NRTIs TAF and TDF are increasingly being used as preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV around the world.
What Is the Point of Point-of-Care Testing?
These diagnostic tests play critical role in chronic disease management, early interventions, and emergency situations.
Intermittent Fasting May Not Be As Effective for Weight Management As Limiting Calorie Intake
The popularity of intermittent fasting, or time-restricted eating patterns, may not help control weight
as well as other dieting methods.
FDA Grants Rare Pediatric Disease Designation to OR-440 for Treatment of Adrenocortical Carcinoma
OR-449 is being developed for both adult and pediatric patients with adrenocortical carcinoma, as well as other cancers known to express a high level of steroidogenic factor-1.
January 2023 Rx Product News
Zilucoplan is among highlighted products of the month.
Survey Results Highlight Need for More Parent Education About Respiratory Syncytial Virus
The impact of RSV includes serious financial challenges, strained relationships, and mental health concerns.
Study: Disclosing Increased Risk of Alzheimer Disease Not Associated With Clinically Meaningful Psychological Risk
Researchers noted no significant changes in anxiety or depression between patients who were positive or negative for amyloid deposition.
Research Finds CAR T-Cell Therapy May Eliminate Tumor Cells Left After Surgery
CAR T cell gel eliminated the residual tumor cells in almost all mouse models, allowing the mice to survive when they otherwise would have succumbed to tumor recurrence.
Study: 5-Minute Walk Every 30 Minutes Improves Health Outcomes After Prolonged Sitting
Analysis includes 11 individuals who sat in ergonomic chairs for 8 hours and only got up at the recommended times.
Pharmacy Focus: Student Edition - Career in PBMs
Matt Gibbs, president of Capital Rx, to discusses alternative career paths for students, including independently owned PBMs.
FDA Approves Abbott’s Navitor TAVI System for Aortic Stenosis
The device features advancements to improve patient care, eliminating or reducing the risk of blood leakage around valve implants.
Study Shows That Breast Milk of Those Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Protects Infants
Antibodies help neutralize the virus, though the levels decrease at the 6-month mark, data indicate.
Dentists Not Associated with Changing Duration of Opioid Prescriptions, Despite Statewide Limits
Dental opioid prescriptions are associated with risk of addiction and overdose, but most states are enacting policies that limit the duration of prescriptions for acute pain.
Cancer Survivor: ‘I Wish I Could Have Spoken to a Pharmacist,’ Received More Pain Management Support
Sarah McDonald, cancer survivor and author of The Cancer Channel, discusses her experience battling 2 different unrelated cancers and the value oncology pharmacists could have provided with a greater presence on her care team.
Multiple Myeloma Therapy Often Causes Cardiovascular Complications
Many patients have baseline risk factors present at diagnosis because of older age and disease-related elements.
Study: Black, Hispanic Individuals With Epilepsy Are Less Likely to be Prescribed Newer Drugs
Inequities were also apparent between those who saw and did not see neurologists, analysis shows.
Pharmacists Play Key Role in Encouraging COVID-19 Booster Uptake
Educating patients, posting on social media, and countering misinformation are critical strategies.
Pharmacy Focus - Big Picture for Health-System Pharmacies
Carina Dolan, PharmD, BCOP, senior director for Clinical Oncology and Pharmaceutical Outcomes at Vizient Inc, discusses the highlights and big picture moving forward for hospitals and health-system pharmacies.
Novel PET Radiotracer Reduces False-Positive Tumors After COVID-19 Vaccination
18F-FDG PET/CT detects approximately 73% of tumor lesions, while 68Ga-FAPI finds approximately 94%.
FDA Approves Zanubrutinib for Treatment of CLL or SLL
Bruton’s tyrosine kinase inhibitor zanubrutinib (Brukinsa; BeiGene USA, Inc) approved for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma.
FDA Grants Accelerated Approval to Tucatinib Combination for Patients with HER2-Positive Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
This is the first indication for tucatinib that extends beyond the treatment of advanced unresectable or metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer.
Deucravacitinib Found Superior to Apremilast in Treating Plaque Psoriasis
Deucravacitinib is an oral, selective, allosteric tyrosine kinase 2 inhibitor that inhibits cytokine signaling in psoriasis pathogenesis.
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