FDA Approved IND for CAR T Cell That Target Metastases-Causing Breast Cancer Tumor
The head of the CAR T cell antibody can recognize and target the growth factor in its tumor microenvironment.
Study Evaluates Impact of Pharmacist-Led Heart Failure Transition of Care Clinics on Readmission Rates
If patients attend their discharge appointments at pharmacist-led heart failure transition of care clinics, they are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days.
FDA Approves Risperidone for Schizophrenia, Bipolar I Disorder
The atypical antipsychotic is an extended-release injectable suspension that is administered bi-weekly.
Study: Clonidine Blood Pressure Medication Could Be Used to Treat PTSD
Clonidine works on adrenergic receptors in the brain, which are known for their role in fight-or-flight responses and are believed to be activated in post-traumatic stress disorder.
Stay Up-to-Date on COVID-19 Vaccine, Boosters
Recommendations vary based on age, first vaccination received, and time since the last dose.
FDA Approves Label Update for Semaglutide, Allowing Use as First-Line Option for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
Label update removes a previous limitation that stated the medication should not be used as initial therapy for treating patients with type 2 diabetes.
Pharmacy Focus: Independent Rx Forum - DIR Changes
Ronna Hauser of the National Community Pharmacists Association and Olin and Scotty Sykes, accountants from Sykes & Company, discuss DIR changes.
Highlights From SABCS 2022 Clinical Trial Data
Significant study results may help inform clinical practice strategies.
Biosimilar Shows Comparable Safety, Efficacy to Reference Product in Patients With RA
YLB113 (Nepexto) produced significantly lower injection site reactions and injection site erythema compared with etanercept in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Study Results Link Obesity to Macular Degeneration
Analysis focuses on why some individuals with a genetic predisposition develop AMD, while others are spared.
Higher Levels of Vitamin D Show Link to Better Cognitive Function
Study is the first to examine calciferol in brain tissue, which may help investigators understand dementia and its causes.
Fourteen Percent of Those Who Contracted COVID-19 Face Long-Term Challenges
Providers use "Kitchen Sink Approach" because cure proves elusive, symptomatic treatment is sketchy.
Expert: Blinding in Clinical Trials Investigating Psychedelic Medicine Remains Difficult, Potentially Impacting Results
Jordan Sloshower, MD, MSc, explains his experience working in several clinical trials investigating psilocybin-assisted therapy.
Highlights From the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting & Exposition
Developments may soon impact clinical practice in hematology and oncology.
Expert Suggests That Pharmacists Should Be Learning Primary Palliative Care Skills
“It's an honor to walk the last steps with someone, it is.”-Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, MDE, FAAHPM
Handling IV Solutions Presents Challenges
Pharmacies should ensure appropriate monitoring procedures are in place to prevent contamination and exposure.
Pharmacists Play Key Role in Helping Patients Choose Antipyretics
Counseling sessions offer opportunity to educate about appropriate dosing, potential adverse effects.
Abuse, Neglect in Childhood Can Cause Mental Health Issues, Study Results Show
Analysis focuses on causal effects while accounting for other environmental and genetic factors, such as a family history and socioeconomic disadvantages.
Study: Frequent Use of Antibiotics Shows Link to IBD
Analysis indicates that for individuals older than aged 40 years, the risk is cumulative and greatest 1 to 2 years after use.
Phase 3 Trial Shows Benefit of Ripretinib in Second-Line Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Treatment
The analysis found a median progression-free survival of 14.2 months in the ripretinib arm, compared with 1.5 months in the sunitinib arm.
Study Results Show Link Between Fast Food Consumption, Fatty Liver Disease
Risk is highest for those who are obese or who have diabetes, investigator from Keck Medicine and the University of Southern California indicate.
Pharmacy Focus: Psychedelic Pharmacy - Understanding Natural vs. Synthetic Psychedelics
Joseph Araujo, Chief Scientific Officer at Mindset Pharma, sat down to discuss natural vs. synthetic psychedelics.
Deprescribing Helps Optimize Medication Use
Frequent reassessments of therapy regimens address polypharmacy, particularly for older patients.
FDA REMS Change for Abortion Pill Creates Opportunities, Questions for Pharmacists
Although the FDA has now allowed retail pharmacies to dispense mifepristone, a drug used for medicated abortions, questions still remain about the requirements for pharmacies and the availability of the drug.
Help Patients Treat Nasal Congestion
Clogged or inflamed sinuses spell misery, but many products can relieve the pain and pressure.
In-Office Infusion Offers Opportunity
Patient financial/co-pay assistance is usually a component of providing infusion services and practices need to make sure it’s carefully managed to prevent financial hardship to patients.
Beyond the Rx: How Pharmacists Fill an Important Role in Prevention, Treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease
As few as one-third of individuals who are living with peripheral artery disease are receiving medical therapies to address their risk factors.
Case Study Demonstrates Systematic Approach to Increase C. Difficile Cure Rates With Fecal Microbial Transplant
Clostridium difficile is a gram-positive, spore-forming, bacterium that is mainly caused by recent hospitalizations, advanced age, or antibiotic treatments.
Study Finds New Insights in Young Adults Who Develop Myocarditis After COVID-19 Vaccination
The risk of severe COVID-19 continues to outweigh the rare risk of post-vaccination myocarditis.
Oral Insulin Is Delivered Successfully Via Rat Colons, Study Result Show
Analysis demonstrates that the tablets can significantly reduce the animals’ blood glucose levels for more than 5 hours.
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