Low Vaccine Uptake in Black Communities Often an Access Issue: Study Low Vaccine Uptake in Black Communities Often an Access Issue: Study
Data suggest that Black people are equally or more willing than White people to get a vaccine, which may mean access is the bigger problem, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 22, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID at 2 Years: Preparing for a Different'Normal'COVID at 2 Years: Preparing for a Different'Normal '
Experts hope for a better summer and envision an endemic status ahead where health systems will include COVID-19 as part of the yearly respiratory burden.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

How the Pandemic Led to Disarray ― and Discovery How the Pandemic Led to Disarray ― and Discovery
In the scramble to tackle the virus in real time, entrenched scientific and medical processes were challenged, sometimes leading to mixed results.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The Virus Within: How Misinformation Made the Pandemic Worse The Virus Within: How Misinformation Made the Pandemic Worse
Based in lack of trust that is often fanned by politicians, the media, and others, misinformation has not only caused arguments but arguably has also cost many lives.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The Pandemic Has Changed Us, Permanently The Pandemic Has Changed Us, Permanently
Over the past 2 years, Americans have made many changes to how they live, work, play, worship ― and manage their health. Many experts think some of these changes are here to stay.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Families and Experts Share Pandemic'Silver Linings'COVID-19 Families and Experts Share Pandemic'Silver Linings '
' Benefit finding'is a skill among some of the more resilient people whose lives have been upended by COVID-19, and experts explain how it can help others.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Survivors and Experts Share Pandemic'Silver Linings'COVID-19 Survivors and Experts Share Pandemic'Silver Linings '
' Benefit finding'is a skill among some of the more resilient people whose lives have been upended by COVID-19, and experts explain how it can help others.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

' Artificial Pancreas' Life-Changing in Kids With Type 1 Diabetes'Artificial Pancreas' Life-Changing in Kids With Type 1 Diabetes
A semi-automated insulin delivery system using proprietary software improved time in target blood glucose range in young children aged 5 years, on average, with type 1 diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Docs Pen Open Letter to Support Fauci From Partisan'Attacks'Docs Pen Open Letter to Support Fauci From Partisan'Attacks '
Fed up with personal attacks directed at the nation's top infectious disease expert, leading scientists and physicians sign an open letter of support and gratitude for Fauci's'sagacious counsel. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 14, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Why Your COVID Test Results Take That Long Why Your COVID Test Results Take That Long
The journey of the nasal swab -- from the collection point to the test results arriving by text or email -- is more involved and complicated than most people realize.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 14, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Associated With Increased Diabetes Risk in Youth COVID-19 Associated With Increased Diabetes Risk in Youth
Two large databases indicate significantly increased diabetes risk among those with COVID-19 but not other acute respiratory illnesses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 10, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Supreme Court May Back COVID Vaccine Mandate for Health Workers Supreme Court May Back COVID Vaccine Mandate for Health Workers
The court does not seem as convinced that the federal government can require private businesses with more than 100 employees to vaccinate or test workers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 9, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

South Dakota Makes It Harder for Women to Get Abortion Meds South Dakota Makes It Harder for Women to Get Abortion Meds
South Dakota lawmakers on Thursday approved Gov. Kristi Noem's new rule for medical abortions that makes the state one of the hardest places in the US to get abortion pills.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 7, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Death From COVID-19 Very Rare in Fully Vaccinated Adults: Study Death From COVID-19 Very Rare in Fully Vaccinated Adults: Study
The odds of severe COVID-19 outcomes and death are higher in older adults and in those with compromised immune systems and several underlying conditions, a new analysis shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 6, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Duloxetine Added to Usual Care Doesn't Improve Hip, Knee OA Pain Duloxetine Added to Usual Care Doesn't Improve Hip, Knee OA Pain
The results of a small, randomized trial could not find any benefit of duloxetine over usual care in patients with chronic knee or hip OA pain that was not improved through use of NSAIDs or acetaminophen.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 6, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

CDC Endorses  Pfizer Booster Shot for Children 12 and Over CDC Endorses  Pfizer Booster Shot for Children 12 and Over
The endorsement follows a 13-1 advisory panel vote backing a'should'rather than a'may'recommendation for ages 12-15, and for ages 16-17 as well.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 5, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Could Omicron Hasten the Transition From Pandemic to Endemic? Could Omicron Hasten the Transition From Pandemic to Endemic?
Experts weigh in on whether the steep jump in cases across the US could hasten'herd immunity'and a transition to endemic disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 5, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Walmart, Kroger Raise Price of At-Home COVID Test Walmart, Kroger Raise Price of At-Home COVID Test
Walmart and Kroger raised the price of one of the most popular and least expensive at-home COVID-19 test kits after the expiration of an agreement with the White House to sell the tests at a lower cost.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 5, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID Affects Executive Functioning in Young to Middle-Age Adults COVID Affects Executive Functioning in Young to Middle-Age Adults
Those with prior infection, regardless of symptom severity, reported significantly more symptoms of cognitive dysfunction than did non-infected counterparts in the general population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 4, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

AHA Names Top Heart Disease and Stroke Advances for 2021 AHA Names Top Heart Disease and Stroke Advances for 2021
Despite COVID-19, researchers made important advances in obesity, hypertension, diabetes, heart failure, stroke care, and precision medicine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 4, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Amount of Missed Medical Care Decreased Amid Pandemic: Study Amount of Missed Medical Care Decreased Amid Pandemic: Study
Medicare enrollees attributed majority of forgone care to physician-related factors, but practices reported sharp drop in patient visits early in crisis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 30, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

More Lots of Diabetes Pill Metformin Recalled in US More Lots of Diabetes Pill Metformin Recalled in US
A further 33 lots of extended-release metformin 750 mg tablets have been voluntarily recalled in the US, by Viona, due to possible contamination with a cancer-causing chemical.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 30, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

COVID-19 Antigen Tests May Be Less Sensitive to Omicron: FDA COVID-19 Antigen Tests May Be Less Sensitive to Omicron: FDA
Early data suggest that COVID-19 antigen tests do detect the highly contagious Omicron variant but may have reduced sensitivity, the FDA said this week.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 30, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Okays Emergency Use of Molnupiravir Pill for COVID-19 FDA Okays Emergency Use of Molnupiravir Pill for COVID-19
The authorization adds another antiviral pill for treating people with COVID-19.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 23, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

New Studies Suggest Omicron Is Less Severe Than Delta New Studies Suggest Omicron Is Less Severe Than Delta
People who get COVID-19 infections caused by the Omicron variant are less likely to need hospital care, compared with those infected by the Delta variant.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 22, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Stores Limit Orders of At-Home COVID Tests Stores Limit Orders of At-Home COVID Tests
' To ensure equitable access to tests both in store and digitally, we've added a limit of six test kits per purchase,'national pharmacy chain CVS said in a statement.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 22, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

As Omicron Soars, Biden Announces Hospital Relief, Free Tests As Omicron Soars, Biden Announces Hospital Relief, Free Tests
President Joe Biden offered reassurance to Americans who have followed public health guidance to get vaccinated and boosted, and delivered a stark warning to those who haven't.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 22, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The Challenge, Promise of Getting Oral COVID Drugs Into Practice The Challenge, Promise of Getting Oral COVID Drugs Into Practice
Effective oral therapeutics may be the"holy grail" for COVID treatments, but getting them from into practice can be a labyrinthine process, regardless of the need or desire for the drugs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 17, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Oral Steroid Gets FDA Approval for IgA Nephropathy Oral Steroid Gets FDA Approval for IgA Nephropathy
Oral budesonide delayed-release (Tarpeyo) became the first agent to receive FDA approval for reducing proteinuria in patients with primary IgA nephropathy and at risk for rapid progression.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 17, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Nephrology News Alert Source Type: news

COVID Vax Leads Rheumatology Patients to Modify Drug Regimens COVID Vax Leads Rheumatology Patients to Modify Drug Regimens
A survey found that many patients with rheumatic diseases modified their medication schedules around the time of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine dose, often without input from their rheumatologist.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 16, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Fauci: Boosters Work Against Omicron Fauci: Boosters Work Against Omicron
Infectious diseases expert and NIAID Director Anthony Fauci, MD, presented studies showing that boosters significantly reduce serious illness and hospitalization caused by the Omicron variant.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 15, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

2021 Notebook: The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Vaccine Rollout 2021 Notebook: The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Vaccine Rollout
Despite having vaccines, more people died in 2021 from COVID-19 than in 2020, the first full year of the pandemic.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 15, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Mayo, Others Post Pleas to Take COVID Seriously Mayo, Others Post Pleas to Take COVID Seriously
Hospital leaders at Dartmouth and other sites across the nation post their pleas to the public to get vaccinated, mask up as providers and staff strain from the surge in cases and hospitalizations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 15, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Unrestricted Prescribing of Mifepristone Is Safe, Study Shows Unrestricted Prescribing of Mifepristone Is Safe, Study Shows
The findings"add to the accumulating evidence that removing restrictions from medication abortion is safe, effective, and improves access," a physician said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 14, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

12 State Boards Have Disciplined Docs for COVID Misinformation 12 State Boards Have Disciplined Docs for COVID Misinformation
Some physicians charged with distributing false information have had their licenses renewed despite the charges.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 11, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

' Fully Vaccinated' Will Eventually Mean 3 Doses'Fully Vaccinated' Will Eventually Mean 3 Doses
' I don't think anybody would argue that optimal protection is going to be with a third shot. It's a technical, almost semantic definition, and it's the definition for requirements,'said Dr Anthony Fauci.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 10, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Vaccine Protection Drops Against Omicron, Making Boosters Crucial Vaccine Protection Drops Against Omicron, Making Boosters Crucial
Four new studies show the varying degrees of the decline in protection of currently available vaccines against the Omicron variant. One study from Pfizer was encouraging about boosters.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 9, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pfizer Study Shows Vaccine Booster Should Protect Against Omicron Pfizer Study Shows Vaccine Booster Should Protect Against Omicron
Four new studies show the varying degrees of the decline in protection of currently available vaccines against the Omicron variant. One study from Pfizer was encouraging about boosters.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 9, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Risk for Severe COVID-19 and Death Plummets With Pfizer Booster Risk for Severe COVID-19 and Death Plummets With Pfizer Booster
Two large studies from Israel published today in the New England Journal of Medicine find dramatic decreases in risk in the booster group compared to those without boosters.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 8, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US  Vaccine Numbers May Be Overestimated, New Study Shows US  Vaccine Numbers May Be Overestimated, New Study Shows
Results from large COVID surveys are used to inform policy with real-time numbers as CDC information is often delayed. But researchers find flaws in designs and methodologies -- and large overestimations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 8, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Global Warming Causes Kidney Disease, Especially in Women, Children Global Warming Causes Kidney Disease, Especially in Women, Children
Brazil is an ideal country in which to examine the health effects of climate change, and a new Brazilian study finds that females and children 0-4 years are among the most affected.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 8, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Antibodies Get Stronger With Repeated Vax'Boosts': Study COVID-19 Antibodies Get Stronger With Repeated Vax'Boosts': Study
A small study suggests that getting a booster shot now will help protect against common variants even though the boosters haven't been sequenced to a particular variant.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 7, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Fauci: Info on Omicron's Ability to Evade Immunity Due Next Week Fauci: Info on Omicron's Ability to Evade Immunity Due Next Week
Tests are underway in labs and in animals to determine how infectious and how severe the new Omicron variant may be in the US.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 7, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Feds Go on Offense Ahead of Potential Omicron Spread in US Feds Go on Offense Ahead of Potential Omicron Spread in US
The White House COVID-19 Response Team announced steps to fortify public health protection before onset of winter and the potential increasing circulation of Omicron.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 4, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

S. Africa Reports Jump in Cases, US Detects More Omicron Variant S. Africa Reports Jump in Cases, US Detects More Omicron Variant
More than 11,500 daily cases have been reported in the African nation, with a 22% test positivity rate. Case have spiked more than 10-fold since last week.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 3, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Second US COVID-19 Case Caused by Omicron Found Second US COVID-19 Case Caused by Omicron Found
A second US case of COVID-19 caused by the Omicron variant has been picked up by genetic testing in Minnesota.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 2, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

First Omicron Variant Case Identified in US First Omicron Variant Case Identified in US
The first case of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in the United States was confirmed by officials today in an individual in California who had recently traveled to South Africa.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Panel Backs First Pill for COVID-19 by a Small Margin FDA Panel Backs First Pill for COVID-19 by a Small Margin
Although some panel members backed the drug for emergency use, there were still a lot of concerns because of a lack of safety and efficacy data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

What We Know -- and Don't Know -- About the Omicron COVID Variant What We Know -- and Don't Know -- About the Omicron COVID Variant
Health experts break down what we know -- and don't yet know -- about the newly discovered Omicron COVID-19 variant.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 29, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Omicron Updates From Around the World Omicron Updates From Around the World
Despite the unknowns, vaccinated people seem to be faring better against Omicron than unvaccinated people, said Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 29, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news