Galcanezumab Looks Promising for Treatment-Resistant Migraine Galcanezumab Looks Promising for Treatment-Resistant Migraine
The calcitonin gene-related peptide monoclonal antibody compared favorably to placebo for reducing the number of average monthly migraine days in a study of people with treatment-resistant migraine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 28, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Medicare Will Offer a $35/Month Insulin-Cost Cap in 2021 Medicare Will Offer a $35/Month Insulin-Cost Cap in 2021
US Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes will be able to cap their out-of-pocket cost for insulin starting in January 2021 under a new coverage option.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 27, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Remdesivir Shortens COVID-19 Time to Recovery in Published Study Remdesivir Shortens COVID-19 Time to Recovery in Published Study
The results of the trial that prompted Dr Anthony Fauci to call remdesivir the"standard of care" for COVID-19 were published on Friday.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 23, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Remdesivir Works Best in COVID Patients on Oxygen: NIH Trial Remdesivir Works Best in COVID Patients on Oxygen: NIH Trial
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Friday said that data from its trial of Gilead Sciences Inc ’ s remdesivir show that the drug offers the most benefit for COVID-19 patients who need extra oxygen but do not require mechanical ventilation.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 23, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

A Silver Lining to the Pandemic as'Tele-Diabetes' Here to Stay A Silver Lining to the Pandemic as'Tele-Diabetes' Here to Stay
The need for social distancing necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic combined with increasing continuous glucose monitoring use is accelerating a possibly irreversible embrace of diabetes telehealth.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 19, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Ripretinib for Advanced GISTs FDA Approves Ripretinib for Advanced GISTs
The oral therapy is the first-ever drug specifically approved as a fourth-line treatment for advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs).FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 18, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FDA Issues Alert on Accuracy of Abbott ID NOW Rapid Test FDA Issues Alert on Accuracy of Abbott ID NOW Rapid Test
Early data suggest that Abbott's rapid test for COVID-19, currently being used to screen White House staff, may give false negative results.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 15, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Triple Antiviral Combo Speeds COVID-19 Recovery Triple Antiviral Combo Speeds COVID-19 Recovery
The combination of lopinavir/ritonavir and ribavirin shortened median time to COVID-19 viral negativity by 5 days, according to results of an open-label, randomized phase 2 trial out of Hong Kong.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 11, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Yale Health System Keeps Updating Its COVID-19 Treatment Protocol Yale Health System Keeps Updating Its COVID-19 Treatment Protocol
Hydroxychloroquine is first-line, and tocilizumab second-line, for people with PCR – confirmed COVID-19. A multidisclipinary team is constantly monitoring the situation and making changes when needed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Teprotumumab Eases Thyroid Eye Disease in All, Including Smokers Teprotumumab Eases Thyroid Eye Disease in All, Including Smokers
Approved by the FDA in January 2020, the monoclonal antibody appears to reduce eye bulging regardless of age, gender, country, or smoking status.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 22, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Minnesota Governor Signs Emergency Insulin Law Minnesota Governor Signs Emergency Insulin Law
In addition, nine states have now enacted insulin copay caps.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 16, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Is Hydroxychloroquine Making COVID-19 Clinical Trials Harder? Is Hydroxychloroquine Making COVID-19 Clinical Trials Harder?
Widespread use of unproven treatments like hydroxychloroquine could be muddying clinical trials of other interventions.Undark (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 15, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Patients Say Desiccated Thyroid Better Than Standard Therapy Patients Say Desiccated Thyroid Better Than Standard Therapy
Patients with hypothyroidism taking desiccated thyroid extract such as Armour perceive it works better than synthetic levothyroxine alone, despite lack of data and known risks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 15, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Patients Say Dessicated Thyroid Better Than Standard Therapy Patients Say Dessicated Thyroid Better Than Standard Therapy
Patients with hypothyroidism taking desiccated thyroid extract such as Armour perceive it works better than synthetic levothyroxine alone, despite lack of data and known risks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 13, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Generic Albuterol Inhaler FDA Approves First Generic Albuterol Inhaler
The FDA has approved the first albuterol inhaler for prevention of bronchospasm in patients aged 4 years and older. Specifically, these are patients with reversible obstructive airway disease or exercise-induced bronchospasm.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 9, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Huge Global Effort for Clinical Trials in COVID-19 Huge Global Effort for Clinical Trials in COVID-19
Researchers worldwide are now collaborating in almost 60 gold-standard clinical trials in a huge research effort to find an effective treatment against COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 4, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

EMA Restricts Fosfomycin Use Following Evidence Review EMA Restricts Fosfomycin Use Following Evidence Review
The EMA will restrict use of intravenous and oral formulations and suspend pediatric and intramuscular formulations of fosfomycin-based antibiotics.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 3, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Key Drugs Join PPEs on List of Front-Line Shortages Key Drugs Join PPEs on List of Front-Line Shortages
Orders shot up exponentially in March for sedatives such as fentanyl, propofol, and midazolam — and order fill rates are dropping.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 3, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

EMA Panel Backs Pretomanid for Drug-Resistant TB EMA Panel Backs Pretomanid for Drug-Resistant TB
Pretomanid FGK, in combination with bedaquiline and linezolid, is for adults with extensively drug-resistant, treatment-intolerant, or nonresponsive multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 31, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Move Opens Door to Biosimilar Insulins, Other Biologics FDA Move Opens Door to Biosimilar Insulins, Other Biologics
In a historic shift, FDA transitions regulatory pathway for insulin and other biologics, meaning products deemed'biosimilar'will be able to compete more easily with brands, in theory lowering prices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 24, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Are Warnings Against NSAIDs in COVID-19 Warranted? Are Warnings Against NSAIDs in COVID-19 Warranted?
The French Health Ministry recommends acetaminophen instead, but evidence on any unique COVID-19-related effects linked to ibuprofen is lacking, say the Spanish Health Ministry and a US expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 17, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA OKs First Biodegradable Implant to Lower IOP FDA OKs First Biodegradable Implant to Lower IOP
Bimatoprost implant (Durysta) delivers 10 µ g of the prostaglandin analog and is an alternative to daily topical eye drops in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 6, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ophthalmology News Alert Source Type: news

Two in Five Americans With Diabetes Report Financial Hardship Two in Five Americans With Diabetes Report Financial Hardship
Difficulty paying for diabetes medications is common among the nonelderly, and Medicare beneficiaries are paying high prices for insulin.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 28, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Option for Postop Nausea and Vomiting FDA Approves New Option for Postop Nausea and Vomiting
Amisulpride injection (Barhemsys, Acacia Pharma) is indicated for the prevention and treatment of postoperative nausea and vomiting in adults.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 28, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: General Surgery News Alert Source Type: news

Droperidol Resurfaces After Mysterious Disappearance Droperidol Resurfaces After Mysterious Disappearance
After being banished for 20 years, droperidol is back on the market — and doctors are ready to embrace it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 26, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Abbott Removes Libre Diabetes Monitor From Diasend Platform Abbott Removes Libre Diabetes Monitor From Diasend Platform
Abbott have blocked their glucose monitor from connecting to the diasend data management system in most countries, a"backward" move for diabetes care that's attracted the ire of the UK health service.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

' Striking Paradox' of Misaligned Diabetes Treatment Could Harm'Striking Paradox' of Misaligned Diabetes Treatment Could Harm
"The paradox and misalignment of treatment intensity with patients'needs is really striking," says the lead author of a national study of adults with type 2 diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

FDA Issues MiniMed600 Insulin Pump Recall FDA Issues MiniMed600 Insulin Pump Recall
If the pumps in question, models 630G and 670G, have broken or missing retainer rings, a potentially loose insulin cartridge could lead to incorrect dosing and possibly hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

Radioactive Iodine Can Be First-Line for Hyperthyroidism, Says UK Radioactive Iodine Can Be First-Line for Hyperthyroidism, Says UK
Approaches vary around the world, but new UK guidelines suggest radioactive iodine for hyperthyroidism is a reasonable first option for patients not likely to achieve remission through medication.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Novel Pandemic Influenza Vaccine FDA Approves Novel Pandemic Influenza Vaccine
Audenz (Seqirus) is the first and only adjuvanted, cell-based pandemic vaccine to provide active immunization against the influenza A virus H5N1 strain.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

First Approval for Fast-Acting Lispro for Diabetes; EU OKs Oral Semaglutide First Approval for Fast-Acting Lispro for Diabetes; EU OKs Oral Semaglutide
EMA panel recommends approval of oral GLP-1 agonist semaglutide for type 2 diabetes. It has also given the thumbs up to a mealtime, or fast-acting form, of insulin lispro for adults with diabetes.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 31, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

Barbershop-Based Screening Combs Through Customers for Diabetes Barbershop-Based Screening Combs Through Customers for Diabetes
The study shows the benefits of bringing a diabetes screening program to one place a high-risk population can reliably be found -- the black barbershop.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 27, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Most Clinical Trials Still Don't Report Results Most Clinical Trials Still Don't Report Results
Fewer than half of trials in an analysis met the FDA's 1-year window for reporting results. Unreported results can distort evidence, erode participants'trust, and waste resources.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 23, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

What Will It Take to Lower the Cost of Insulin in the US? What Will It Take to Lower the Cost of Insulin in the US?
Mayo Clinic hematologist S. Vincent Rajkumar breaks down the complexity of the problem and outlines potential solutions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 22, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

What Do You Think of Faster FDA Approvals? What Do You Think of Faster FDA Approvals?
A new analysis indicates the US Food and Drug Administration is increasingly accepting less data for drug approvals and shortening its reviews.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 22, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Antipsychotics for Schizophrenia Linked to Lower Mortality Risk? Antipsychotics for Schizophrenia Linked to Lower Mortality Risk?
It's widely assumed antipsychotics increase the risk of CVD and early death in patients with schizophrenia. However, new findings suggest the opposite may be true and that these agents may in fact be protective.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 16, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Accepting Less Data, More Surrogate Endpoints in Trials FDA Accepting Less Data, More Surrogate Endpoints in Trials
Less stringent clinical trial requirements and expedited pathways have come with positive and negative results, an editorialist writes. He suggests ways to reform the reform.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 16, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

California Could Be First State to Sell Own Prescription Drugs California Could Be First State to Sell Own Prescription Drugs
Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to contract with generic drug companies to make medications on its behalf for state residents, thereby lowering prices by increasing competition in the generic drug market.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 14, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

FDA Expands Use of Antifungal Micafungin (Mycamine) to Newborns FDA Expands Use of Antifungal Micafungin (Mycamine) to Newborns
The FDA has approved the use of micafungin sodium to treat invasive candidiasis in children younger than 4 months of age.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 10, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Hormone Exposure and Risk for Dementia Later in Life Hormone Exposure and Risk for Dementia Later in Life
What does a woman's cumulative exposure to hormones mean for later cognitive health?Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 8, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

FDA OKs Faster Aspart Insulin for Children With Diabetes FDA OKs Faster Aspart Insulin for Children With Diabetes
The formulation was initially approved in 2017 and was approved for insulin pump use in 2019.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 7, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

Few Pharmacies Give Correct Drug Disposal Information Few Pharmacies Give Correct Drug Disposal Information
Fewer than half of California pharmacies gave correct information on the disposal of unused antibiotics and opioids, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 31, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA OKs First Vaccine Against Deadly Ebola Virus FDA OKs First Vaccine Against Deadly Ebola Virus
The live (attenuated) Ervebo vaccine protects against Ebola virus disease caused by the Zaire strain of the Ebola virus is approved in people 18 and older.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 20, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Clears First Vaccine Against Deadly Ebola Virus FDA Clears First Vaccine Against Deadly Ebola Virus
The live (attenuated) Ervebo vaccine protects against Ebola virus disease caused by the Zaire strain of the Ebola virus is approved in people 18 and older.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 20, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

FDA OKs New Cysteine Hydrochloride Product Nouress FDA OKs New Cysteine Hydrochloride Product Nouress
Cysteine hydrochloride, critical for treating neonatal patients requiring total parenteral nutrition, remains in short supply in the United States.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 18, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pediatrics News Alert Source Type: news

Endocrine Society Advisory on Minimizing Hypoglycemia in Diabetes Endocrine Society Advisory on Minimizing Hypoglycemia in Diabetes
Developed by the Endocrine Society and Avalere Health, the measures are designed for use in outpatients aged 65 and older with type 2 diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

EMA Panel Backs Adalimumab Biosimilar Amsparity EMA Panel Backs Adalimumab Biosimilar Amsparity
The CHMP has recommended approval of Pfizer's adalimumab biosimilar (Amsparity) for treatment of certain inflammatory and autoimmune disorders in adults and children.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 16, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

EMA Panel Endorses Antibacterial Drug Trio Recarbrio EMA Panel Endorses Antibacterial Drug Trio Recarbrio
Recarbrio combines imipenem, cilastatin, and relebactam and is for the treatment of infections due to aerobic Gram-negative pathogens in adults with limited treatment options.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 16, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Top Trustworthy Diabetes Advice Online for Docs and Patients Top Trustworthy Diabetes Advice Online for Docs and Patients
Noted diabetes expert Irl Hirsch, MD, gave his favorite diabetes-related websites at the recent IDF Congress.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 16, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Full Senate to Vote on FDA Chief Nomination Thursday Full Senate to Vote on FDA Chief Nomination Thursday
Dr Stephen Hahn, chief medical officer at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has sped through the approval process, despite concerns about his stance on e-cigarettes and vaping.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 12, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news