Aspirin Lowered Preeclampsia Risk in Real-World Lupus Study Aspirin Lowered Preeclampsia Risk in Real-World Lupus Study
A prospective, single-center study of pregnancies during 1995 –2020 showed a reduced risk for preeclampsia among high-risk women with systemic lupus erythematous who received low-dose aspirin.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 19, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

FDA Panel Backs Boosters for Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Recipients FDA Panel Backs Boosters for Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Recipients
While the advisory panel felt the data supporting a booster was limited and unfocused, they unanimously backed a second shot for recipients of the J&J vaccine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Supercomputers Mimic Brain Activity, Hunt for COVID Treatments Supercomputers Mimic Brain Activity, Hunt for COVID Treatments
Data scientists are using a technique known as deep learning, computer algorithms patterned on the brain's signaling networks, to identify combinations of medicines to treat infectious disease.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Kids in Foster Care Get Psychotropics at'Alarming Rates'Kids in Foster Care Get Psychotropics at'Alarming Rates '
Misdiagnosis, overprescription, and frequent transitions to new doctors might be contributing factors, researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Mixing COVID Vaccine Boosters May Be Better Option: Study Mixing COVID Vaccine Boosters May Be Better Option: Study
New research shows that there were few safety issues when mixing and matching vaccines for booster doses, and the immune responses appear to be more potent in cases where vaccines are mixed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Gut-Brain Axis Targeted by New Autism Treatment Gut-Brain Axis Targeted by New Autism Treatment
A treatment by Axial Therapeutics now entering a phase 2 trial indirectly affects brain cells by working on metabolites in the gut.Quick Take (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

Half of COVID Survivors Report Effects Beyond 6 Months: Review Half of COVID Survivors Report Effects Beyond 6 Months: Review
In a review of studies involving more than 250,000 patients, the most common sequelae included mental health, pulmonary, and neurologic disorders.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Questions Reliability of Data Backing J & J's Bid for Boosters FDA Questions Reliability of Data Backing J & J's Bid for Boosters
An FDA advisory panel will discuss J&J's evidence supporting boosters and some other research on mixing and matching different vaccines for boosters.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Moderna Won't Share Its COVID Vaccine Formula Moderna Won't Share Its COVID Vaccine Formula
Moderna concluded it could increase global supply faster by expanding its own production instead of sharing its mRNA technology with manufacturers in other nations, Moderna chairman Noubar Afeyan said.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Even One Vaccinated Member Can Cut Family's COVID Risk Even One Vaccinated Member Can Cut Family's COVID Risk
A large study finds that nonimmune family members had a 45% to 97% lower risk of infection and hospitalization as the number of immune family members increased.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Neutral on Moderna Bid for Booster Ahead of Decisive Meeting FDA Neutral on Moderna Bid for Booster Ahead of Decisive Meeting
Moderna is requesting that the FDA authorize a booster for its COVID vaccine regimen at half its original dose.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Some Alaska Legislators Urge Easier Ivermectin Access Some Alaska Legislators Urge Easier Ivermectin Access
Republican state lawmakers are urging easier access for Alaskans to ivermectin amid the pandemic, though ivermectin is not authorized by the FDA for preventing or treating COVID-19.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

HEPA Filters May Clean Sars-CoV-2 From the Air: Study HEPA Filters May Clean Sars-CoV-2 From the Air: Study
Research suggests the filters may help reduce the risk of hospital-acquired SARS-CoV-2.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 9, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Grieving Family Warns of COVID's Awful Toll During Pregnancy Grieving Family Warns of COVID's Awful Toll During Pregnancy
Since the beginning of the pandemic, well over 100,000 pregnant women have caught COVID, making the disease a leading cause of maternal mortality in the US for the past 2 years.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Taper, Withdrawal of RA Meds Tested in Real-Life Trial Setting Taper, Withdrawal of RA Meds Tested in Real-Life Trial Setting
Half of patients with RA in remission who tapered or stopped DMARDs and steroids stayed in remission for a year, and a majority of those who relapsed resumed remission on baseline medications.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

White House Report Touts Success of New Vaccine Requirements White House Report Touts Success of New Vaccine Requirements
A new report from the Biden administration shows that enforced mandates implemented around the US are increasing vaccination rates, but not without some problems and some pushback.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Interferon Treatment in COVID-19 Linked to Thyroid Changes Interferon Treatment in COVID-19 Linked to Thyroid Changes
With COVID-19 increasingly linked to thyroid effects, new research points to a potential role of COVID treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Merck's New COVID Pill:'Game-Changer' or Just One More Tool? Merck's New COVID Pill:'Game-Changer' or Just One More Tool?
Promising results from an interim trial of a new pill to treat COVID is causing excitement, but experts still have some questions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US Spends $1 Billion to Make More Home COVID Tests Available US Spends $1 Billion to Make More Home COVID Tests Available
Finding an at-home COVID test has been impossible for many, but that search will soon get easier thanks to the FDA authorization of a new at-home test and that the federal government will spend another $1 billion to speed up production of the tests.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Why COVID Variant Mu Raised Fears, Then Fizzled Out Why COVID Variant Mu Raised Fears, Then Fizzled Out
Four experts explain why the Mu variant of SARS-CoV-2 -- considered by some a potential candidate to overtake the Delta variant in late summer -- now appears to be less of a threat.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Exercise Appears to Improve Bone Structure, Not Density Exercise Appears to Improve Bone Structure, Not Density
In postmenopausal women, exercise appears to improve strength at the hip through changes in structure, not bone mineral density (BMD), whereas a bisphosphonate improved BMD and bone turnover markers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Adding Statins to Steroids in Thyroid Eye Disease Improves Outcomes Adding Statins to Steroids in Thyroid Eye Disease Improves Outcomes
The drugs were linked to improvements in Graves'orbitopathy, even in people without high LDL-cholesterol; anti-inflammatory effects a possible explanation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 4, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Drug Combo Greatly Reduced Severe COVID, Death in Outpatients Drug Combo Greatly Reduced Severe COVID, Death in Outpatients
The antibody cocktail casirivimab and imdevimab (REGEN-COV) was found safe and effective in reducing hospitalizations and deaths in phase 3 and reduced viral load more quickly compared with placebo.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 30, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

More US Adults Vaccinated, but Partisan Divide Remains: Survey More US Adults Vaccinated, but Partisan Divide Remains: Survey
Partisan divisions are apparent in responses to many questions on the latest Kaiser Family Foundation survey.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 30, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

At the FDA, a Key Opportunity to Advance Abortion Justice At the FDA, a Key Opportunity to Advance Abortion Justice
The Food and Drug Administration may be on the verge of removing a key barrier to accessing medication abortion.Undark (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 30, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Top Questions Answered About COVID Boosters for Your Patients Top Questions Answered About COVID Boosters for Your Patients
A lot of questions about the Pfizer/BioNTech booster shots are circulating after decisions from the FDA and the CDC and recommendations from two vaccine advisory committees.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 25, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Factors Differ for Early vs Late TNFi Switch in AS Patients Factors Differ for Early vs Late TNFi Switch in AS Patients
Different factors were associated with switching an initial TNF inhibitor within 2 years vs after 2 years of treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 24, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Consensus Statement Addresses Tylenol Use During Pregnancy Consensus Statement Addresses Tylenol Use During Pregnancy
Pregnant women should use paracetamol/acetaminophen with a medical indication at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time, according to new research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 24, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

CDC Chief Overrules Panel, OKs Boosters for Healthcare Workers CDC Chief Overrules Panel, OKs Boosters for Healthcare Workers
In an unusual move the CDC director overruled recommendations from the agency's advisory panel, adding healthcare workers to those on the booster list.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

FDA OKs Pfizer COVID Booster for 65 and Over, Those at High Risk FDA OKs Pfizer COVID Booster for 65 and Over, Those at High Risk
The FDA has taken its advisory board's recommendations and approved a booster for Pfizer's mRNA vaccine for only a certain segment of the adult population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Remdesivir Sharply Cuts COVID Hospitalization Risk, Gilead Says Remdesivir Sharply Cuts COVID Hospitalization Risk, Gilead Says
In a phase 3 trial, remdesivir was linked with an 87% reduction in COVID-19-related hospitalization or all-cause death compared with placebo.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

One in Six HIV PrEP Descovy Switches Contraindicated One in Six HIV PrEP Descovy Switches Contraindicated
For nearly 2 years, a newer and more expensive version of the first HIV prevention pill has been available to people who can benefit. Should you prescribe it?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Nearly Half of HIV PrEP Descovy Switches Contraindicated Nearly Half of HIV PrEP Descovy Switches Contraindicated
For nearly 2 years, a newer and more expensive version of the first HIV prevention pill has been available to people who can benefit. Should you prescribe it?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Targeting IL-23 Could Still Be Important for Axial SpA Treatment Targeting IL-23 Could Still Be Important for Axial SpA Treatment
Results of a systematic review and meta-analysis corroborate negative trial findings for IL-23 but hint at some early benefit with risankizumab.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

10 Lessons Learned From the Pandemic, and a Way Forward: Report 10 Lessons Learned From the Pandemic, and a Way Forward: Report
A new report claims better federal government coordination is needed, along with an improved public health infrastructure, more tests, and better data on critical supplies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Panel Rejects Pfizer's Bid for Booster Shots for 16 and Over FDA Panel Rejects Pfizer's Bid for Booster Shots for 16 and Over
Pfizer's application for a third dose of its mRNA COVID-19 vaccine was rejected for those 16 and over, but the panel may still consider boosters for older adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Analysis Chills the Rush to Approve Boosters FDA Analysis Chills the Rush to Approve Boosters
An FDA report released this week has added doubt to the outcome of an advisory committee meeting on Friday to consider a third booster dose for the Pfizer COVID vaccines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

csDMARDs Could Add to TNF Inhibitors' Benefits in SpA csDMARDs Could Add to TNF Inhibitors' Benefits in SpA
EuroSpA Research Collaboration data hint at better retention and remission rates with csDMARD-TNFi cotherapy vs TNFi alone in spondyloarthritis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Cannabidiol Found No Better Than Placebo for Hand Arthritis Pain Cannabidiol Found No Better Than Placebo for Hand Arthritis Pain
Patients with hand osteoarthritis or psoriatic arthritis who used cannabidiol as an add-on analgesic had results similar to those of placebo.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

US Seniors' Pandemic Care Worst Among Wealthy Nations: Survey US Seniors' Pandemic Care Worst Among Wealthy Nations: Survey
Older adults in the US also report pandemic-related economic difficulties at a rate of up to six times that of other countries.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Nurse Staffing CEO Resigns After Supporting Antimask Group Nurse Staffing CEO Resigns After Supporting Antimask Group
An editorial said the CEO supported an antimask effort started by his 19-year-old son at the same time he profited off COVID-19's spread with rising demand for traveling nurses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

How Concerned Should We Be About the Mu Variant? How Concerned Should We Be About the Mu Variant?
Although still far overshadowed by the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant, how important could the Mu variant become since it's now reported in 49 US states and more than 40 countries?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 9, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New Data on Antithrombotics After ICH: Is There a Net Benefit? New Data on Antithrombotics After ICH: Is There a Net Benefit?
New results have been presented from three randomized trials that focused on the use of oral anticoagulant or antiplatelet drugs for patients who have had an intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 9, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

AMA Updates CPT Codes for COVID-19 Vaccines, Boosters AMA Updates CPT Codes for COVID-19 Vaccines, Boosters
The annual CPT code update incorporates a series of COVID-19 vaccine-specific codes to aid reporting and tracking of immunizations and administrative services against the coronavirus.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 9, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Will Interchangeable Insulin Be More Affordable in the US? Will Interchangeable Insulin Be More Affordable in the US?
The way that pricing is calculated in the US is so complicated, with many players and a lack of transparency, it makes it hard to know what the future will bring.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 8, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

' Quadpill' Bests Monotherapy for Initial BP Lowering: QUARTET'Quadpill' Bests Monotherapy for Initial BP Lowering: QUARTET
The study emphasizes the importance, potential benefits, and simplicity of low-dose BP-lowering drugs combined in one pill, as part of a strategy to reduce cardiovascular risk, says an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 3, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Study of COVID Vaccine Side Effects May Help Plan for Missed Work Study of COVID Vaccine Side Effects May Help Plan for Missed Work
Almost 40% of healthcare workers missed work or considered calling in sick after receiving the second dose, a survey shows. The information may hold clues for workforce needs in the future, study authors say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 3, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Deal With OxyContin Maker Leaves Families Angry, Conflicted Deal With OxyContin Maker Leaves Families Angry, Conflicted
A bankruptcy judge conditionally approved a settlement with Purdue Pharma worth an estimated $10 billion on Wednesday. It was a deal that left many families feeling they didn't get what they really wanted.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 3, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Once-Weekly Growth Hormone for Children FDA Approves First Once-Weekly Growth Hormone for Children
' I am excited to be able to reduce the number of shots for some children requiring growth hormone therapy,'said one pediatric endocrinologist, referring to weekly lonapegsomatropin.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 2, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

Resurgence in SARS-CoV-2 Infections in HCWs Tied to Many Factors Resurgence in SARS-CoV-2 Infections in HCWs Tied to Many Factors
Waning immunity, the rapid rise of the Delta variant, and the end of mask mandates may have fueled a comeback of SARS-CoV-2 infections in a highly vaccinated health system workforce.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 2, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news