Hematology

Clinical pharmacy services in hematology can have a significant impact, and the Pharmacy Times® Hematology resource center provides clinical news and articles about the topic. Here, visitors will find information about upcoming hematology conferences and meetings, updated clinical trial listings, and other resources.

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A CDC report reveals that approximately 9% of teens between the ages of 15 and 19 received an opioid prescription in 2018.
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In a study published in Physics of Fluids, modeling conducted in June 2020 showed strains of COVID-19 on surfaces—such as metal, leather, and plastic—were killed in as little as 30 seconds of treatment with argon-fed, cold atmospheric plasma.
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Higher fitness levels reduced the risk of developing atrial fibrillation by up to 50% in a study of Black male veterans.
 
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Statin use in certain patients may lead to increased muscle pain so severe it can affect adherence. 
 
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Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies submitted a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to the FDA to expand the use of rivaroxaban in patients with peripheral artery disease.
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Patients recently diagnosed with cancer are significantly more likely to quit smoking and remain tobacco-free if they receive frequent phone counseling over an extended period of time.
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The study found patients who received radiation 34 days or fewer before their infusion with CART-B cell maturation antigen (BCMA) cells did not have worse rates of severe cytokine release syndrome or neurotoxicity, which are 2 common adverse effects of the cellular therapy.
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Researchers from 2 independent studies have found that SARS-CoV-2 may be more capable of infecting human cells due to the virus’ spike protein recognizing and binding to neuropilin-1.
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Angiotensin receptor II blockers are often prescribed to control hypertension or for heart failure, kidney failure, or following a heart attack.
 
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Earlier studies have suggested that statins can potentially benefit some forms of cancer and dementia, meaning investigators could design drugs based on these beneficial effects.
 
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Data show that children with cancer who are experiencing neighborhood poverty and rely on public health insurance have an increased risk of death with stem cell treatment. 
 
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