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.
Study: Racial, Ethnic Minority Groups More Likely to Have Delayed Cancer Treatment After COVID-19 Infection
Older patients received cancer treatment less frequently during the pandemic, as did patients covered by Medicaid.
Pharmacies Gear Up for DSCSA Interoperability Go-Live Deadline
November 27, 2023, marks date set by statute for full implementation of Drug Supply Chain Security Act.
What’s Next in Health Care: How Pharmacies Can Help Serve Their Communities Better
Key trends such as consolidation create an opportunity for independent pharmacies with a community-based approach.
Expert: ‘I View Stress as a Medical Issue’ That Pharmacists, Psychiatrists Can Play a Role in Addressing
Pharmacists can use behavioral and natural tools to assist patients suffering from chronic, daily stressors and other ailments.
Study: Empagliflozin Can Slow Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease to Kidney Failure
Data from a randomized clinical trial supports previous clinical findings on SGLT2 inhibitors and their ability to slow the progression of chronic kidney disease.
BONUS: Public Health Matters - Highlighting Women of Color in Pharmacy
This week's episode features Amina Abubakar, PharmD, AAHIVP, CEO of Avant Pharmacy & Wellness Center and president of Avant Institute, who discusses her experience in the pharmacy industry and the communities she serves.
ADHD Traits Linked to Anxiety, Depression More Than Autistic Traits
There is a lack of funding for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and coinciding psychological research compared to the funds generated for autism research.
High Folate Intake Linked to Low Incidence of Metabolic Syndrome
The relationship between metabolic syndrome and some B vitamins, such as vitamin B12, was only observed among participants who took B12 supplements.
Clinical Trial Confirms Highest Reported Sensitivity Results for At-Home, Noninvasive Colorectal Cancer Screening Test
The stool-test is the first-of-its-kind to detect CRC in adults aged 45 to 49 years, with a premarket approval submission planned to be sent to the FDA early in 2023.
Bovine Collagen May Preserve, Restore Soft Tissue for Moderately, Heavily Exudating Wounds
Soft tissue reconstruction solutions can leverage a patient’s natural healing response.
'Nocebo' Effect May Influence Outcomes After Switching to a Biosimilar
Research shows that some unsuccessful switches from reference products to biosimilars may be attributed to patient perceptions of reduced efficacy and safety.
Sublingual Ketamine Demonstrated to Be Safe, Effective for Patients with Treatment-Resistant Depression
Research highlights that 6 doses of sublingual ketamine may be more effective than 3 doses, however both can ameliorate symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Novel Immunotherapy in Up-front Setting Shows Improved Outcomes in ALL
Study data demonstrate large step forward for this patient population
RT-PCR Testing May Improve Detection of C. Difficile in Hospital Settings
Molecular methods such as polymerase chain reaction show promise in monitoring the patient environment in hospitals and could help to provide reassurance prior to admission.
Study: Increased Coffee Consumption May Reduce Severity of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
Individuals with higher caffeine levels were less likely to have liver fibrosis, while higher levels of non-caffeine coffee components were associated with reduced fatty liver index scores.
January 2023 Over-the-Counter Product News
Products range from natural eye relief to sleep aid.
Study Results Show IVIG May be Effective Therapy for Severe COVID-19
Analysis indicates 4 peptides had significant or nearly significant seropositivity, all of which were associated with membrane and spike proteins of SARS-COVID-2.
Clinical Decision-Making, Rapid Follow-Up Lead to Lower Risk of Death From Heart Failure
Study results shows that the use of a point-of-care tool and timely after care were essential to lowering the risk of hospitalization from cardiovascular disease within 30 days after acute HF.
Artificial Intelligence Tool Reflects Risk of Cognitive Decline, Alzheimer Disease Based on Brain Age
The model can predict the chronological ages of cognitively normal participants with an average absolute error of 2.3 years, which is about 1 year more accurate than an existing model.
Employer Inquires About Pharmacist’s Retirement Plans
Federal court weighs whether termination that followed was aged-based discrimination under state's Human Rights Act.
AI Could Improve Blood Sugar Management in Type 1 Diabetes
An app using AI to evaluate blood sugar data, concerning trends, and recommend management tools will be a part of a clinical trial in 2024 for further assessment.
FDA Approves Adacel Vaccine During Pregnancy to Protect Infants Against Pertussis
The vaccine was 88% effective at preventing pertussis among infants younger than 2 months when administered during the third trimester of pregnancy.
Study: Most Long COVID-19 Symptoms Resolve Within a Year After Mild Infection
COVID-19 infection was significantly associated with increased risks of several conditions, including loss of smell and taste, concentration, and memory impairment.
European Generic Medication Shortages Raise Concerns About US Drug Supply
Energy crisis in Europe puts strain on production and could have ramifications that extend beyond the continent's borders.
HSV Offers Promising Target for Preventive, Therapeutic Vaccines
Vaccination provides an opportunity to prevent and treat herpes simplex virus infection.
Treatment of Acute, Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections with Ampicillin for Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus Species
The incidence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci has nearly doubled in recent years.
FLT3 Inhibitors Sustain Prolonged Remission in AML Post HSCT
A retrospective analysis presents unique results for AML treatment.
Phase 3 Trial of Valoctocogene Roxaparvovec Finds Stable, Durable Annualized Bleed Control for Severe Hemophilia A
The mean annualized bleed rate was reduced by 80% from baseline and Factor VIII usage was reduced by 94% in year 3 compared to baseline.
Research Suggests Gut Bacteria Could Play a Role in Diabetes
It is too early to know how patients could potentially change their microbiome to reduce their diabetes risk.
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