Celebrity Doctor Chastised After Maskless Boat Party Photo Celebrity Doctor Chastised After Maskless Boat Party Photo
Mikhail Varshavski, aka"Dr Mike," apologized after he was seen without a mask amid partiers on a crowded boat deck. Then a nurse bragged about going maskless. Should providers be held to a higher standard?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Workers Exposed to SARS-CoV-2 Can Remain as'Last Resort'Workers Exposed to SARS-CoV-2 Can Remain as'Last Resort '
The agency narrowed its recommendations for when asymptomatic healthcare providers and other essential workers believed to be exposed to SARS-CoV-2 can remain on the job.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Warp Speed's Slaoui Says COVID Spread Speeding Vaccine Development Warp Speed's Slaoui Says COVID Spread Speeding Vaccine Development
He expects efficacy results for two more vaccines in early January, and says he'll step back from his role in Operation Warp Speed at that time.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Slow Taper off Antimalarial Avoids Lupus Flare During Remission Slow Taper off Antimalarial Avoids Lupus Flare During Remission
Slowly tapering off – or remaining on – antimalarial medications can help prevent disease flare in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus who've achieved clinical remission for at least a year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

FDA Says It Won't Object to Dry Heat Use on N95 Respirators FDA Says It Won't Object to Dry Heat Use on N95 Respirators
The new policy, which recognizes the ongoing PPE shortage amid the COVID-19 pandemic, goes into effect immediately.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Moderna Filing for FDA Emergency COVID Vaccine Approval Today Moderna Filing for FDA Emergency COVID Vaccine Approval Today
Moderna announced final results of its phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial and plans to file for an FDA emergency use authorization on Monday.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Xofluza Can Now Be Used for Postexposure Flu Prophylaxis Xofluza Can Now Be Used for Postexposure Flu Prophylaxis
The antiviral baloxavir marboxil, previously available only in tablet form, is also now available as granules for mixing in water.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 25, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

CDC Panel Delves Into Priorities for COVID Vaccine Distribution CDC Panel Delves Into Priorities for COVID Vaccine Distribution
The CDC's ACIP panel saw a need to get early doses of COVID-19 vaccines to hospital support staff. They also debated whether nursing home residents should be in the first wave of vaccinations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 25, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

HHS Shipping 30K Doses of Regeneron COVID Monoclonal Antibody Today HHS Shipping 30K Doses of Regeneron COVID Monoclonal Antibody Today
Federal officials say they do not anticipate shortages and are hoping to ignite interest in monoclonal therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 24, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

IDSA Updates COVID Guidelines for Antibodies, Antivirals, Others IDSA Updates COVID Guidelines for Antibodies, Antivirals, Others
Infectious disease experts critically review evidence for use of bamlanivimab, address new data on remdesivir and tocilizumab, and comment on new findings for the Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 23, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

After Methotrexate Failure, Is JAK Inhibitor or Biologic Next? After Methotrexate Failure, Is JAK Inhibitor or Biologic Next?
What is the next step in treatment after a person with rheumatoid arthritis fails to adequately respond to methotrexate -- a Janus kinase inhibitor or a biologic?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 23, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Can a COVID-19 Vaccine Stop the Spread? Good Question. Can a COVID-19 Vaccine Stop the Spread? Good Question.
Data from the first two vaccines'phase 3 trials only show that they lessen or prevent disease, not whether they block transmission of the virus.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 21, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pfizer Files for FDA Emergency Use Authorization of COVID Vaccine Pfizer Files for FDA Emergency Use Authorization of COVID Vaccine
The safety and efficacy data will also be reviewed by an FDA advisory committee before any decision is issued.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 20, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Metformin Improves Most Outcomes for T2D During Pregnancy Metformin Improves Most Outcomes for T2D During Pregnancy
Women with type 2 diabetes require fewer insulin doses and have a lower birthweight baby if they take metformin during pregnancy, one of the first randomized controlled trials to assess this shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 20, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

What Is the Best Strategy to Deploy a Covid-19 Vaccine? What Is the Best Strategy to Deploy a Covid-19 Vaccine?
Mathematicians are playing a key role in fighting the pandemic by modeling different scenarios for a vaccine rollout.Undark (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 19, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Government-Funded Scientists Laid the Groundwork for Vaccines Government-Funded Scientists Laid the Groundwork for Vaccines
Basic research conducted at the NIH, Defense Department and federally funded academic laboratories has been the essential ingredient in the rapid development of vaccines in response to COVID-19.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 19, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

HIV PrEP Prescriptions Often Go Unfilled HIV PrEP Prescriptions Often Go Unfilled
In communities most vulnerable to HIV, pre-exposure prophylaxis could fill the gap. But handing people a prescription isn't enough to make sure they are protected.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 17, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

' Smart' Insulin Pen With CGM First to Launch in Emerging Field'Smart' Insulin Pen With CGM First to Launch in Emerging Field
InPen with Real-Time Guardian Connect CGM Data brings together Medtronic's technologies as the'smart pen'landscape expands for patients with diabetes taking multiple daily injections.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 17, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Painful Ethical Choices in 2020 vs 2010: How Has Thinking Changed? Painful Ethical Choices in 2020 vs 2010: How Has Thinking Changed?
Physicians'opinions have shifted, especially on end-of-life decisions and treating pain. They weigh in on treating COVID-19 patients and random drug testing for doctors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 17, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

EMA Panel Backs Roclanda Eyedrops, New Option for Glaucoma EMA Panel Backs Roclanda Eyedrops, New Option for Glaucoma
The fixed-dose combination of latanoprost and netarsudil is for adults with primary open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension for whom monotherapy fails.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 16, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

EMA Panel Backs Xofluza for Influenza, Post-Exposure Prophylaxis EMA Panel Backs Xofluza for Influenza, Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) cuts the duration of influenza-related symptoms and reduces infections when given as post-exposure prophylaxis.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 16, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Fertility Delay Varied by Contraceptive Method in Study Fertility Delay Varied by Contraceptive Method in Study
Women who used injectable contraceptives had the longest delay in return to normal fertility after discontinuing use, according to a new prospective cohort study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 13, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Methotrexate and HCQ Split on Cardiovascular Outcomes in RA Methotrexate and HCQ Split on Cardiovascular Outcomes in RA
No significant differences in major adverse cardiovascular events emerged between methotrexate and hydroxychloroquine treatment in a comparison of adults 65 years or older with rheumatoid arthritis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 13, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Doctors, Pharmacies Report Higher Demand for Flu Vaccine Doctors, Pharmacies Report Higher Demand for Flu Vaccine
Last year patients were reluctant to get a flu shot. This year,"They are asking me,'Doctor, I've never gotten a flu shot before. Do you think it's a good idea to get a flu shot this year? '"WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 12, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Melatonin Could Potentially Treat COVID-19, Study Says Melatonin Could Potentially Treat COVID-19, Study Says
The hormone, which regulates the body's circadian rhythm and sleep-wake cycle, was associated with a 30% reduced likelihood of testing positive for COVID-19.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 12, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Trump Could Clean House at Health Agencies Trump Could Clean House at Health Agencies
The president has battled with most of his top health advisers throughout 2020.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 11, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Supreme Court Justices Seem Skeptical of Case to Overturn ACA Supreme Court Justices Seem Skeptical of Case to Overturn ACA
Two conservative Justices and three liberal Justices seem aligned against overturning the entirety of the ACA.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 10, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Business of Medicine News Source Type: news

Hospitals Poised to Launch First COVID-19 Vaccines in Clinicians Hospitals Poised to Launch First COVID-19 Vaccines in Clinicians
Healthcare workers are in the first phase to receive the vaccine, but they can decline it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 10, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pfizer Vaccine Data Show 90% Efficacy in Early Results Pfizer Vaccine Data Show 90% Efficacy in Early Results
Pfizer's CEO says more data are still needed but that they're on schedule to apply for FDA authorization toward the end of November.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 9, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Shortages Prompt Tough Decisions at Bedside COVID-19 Shortages Prompt Tough Decisions at Bedside
Clinician feedback highlights how shortages of PPE, beds, and staff left some frontline providers on their own to make difficult patient care decisions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 6, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19-Related HCQ Shortages Affected Rheum Patients Worldwide COVID-19-Related HCQ Shortages Affected Rheum Patients Worldwide
Supplies were diverted for COVID when hydroxychloroquine was hyped, without good evidence, as a treatment. In some parts of the world more than 1 in 4 with autoimmune diseases could not get medicines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 6, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Common SARS-CoV-2 Mutation May Be Making COVID More Contagious Common SARS-CoV-2 Mutation May Be Making COVID More Contagious
Most SARS-CoV-2 virus strains worldwide have a genetic mutation that boosts transmission strength but doesn't interfere with the potential efficacy of therapies and vaccines in development.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 5, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Antibody Shows Promise in Eosinophilic Gastritis/Duodenitis Antibody Shows Promise in Eosinophilic Gastritis/Duodenitis
The findings provide welcome news to clinicians who treat these rare conditions, since the only current treatment option is steroids.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 29, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Shared Decision-Making Aids Choice of PrEP Shared Decision-Making Aids Choice of PrEP
A patient-centered approach can help guide people at risk for HIV exposure to decide on the best choice of pre-exposure prophylaxis regimens, stifling the noise of direct-to-consumer advertising.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 29, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

More Mask Wearing Could Save 130,000 US Lives by End of February More Mask Wearing Could Save 130,000 US Lives by End of February
IHME researchers predict the potential number of lives saved from COVID-19 this winter based on different percentages of Americans following mask and social distancing recommendations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 27, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

TDF Preferred in PrEP for Blacks and Women, Studies Indicate TDF Preferred in PrEP for Blacks and Women, Studies Indicate
"I think when we're comparing these two drugs overall, we have a clear benefit/risk, and we need to take both of these potential toxicities seriously," said a pharmacology researcher at ID Week2020.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 27, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Antibiotic Use at VA Sites Climbs After Years of Decline Antibiotic Use at VA Sites Climbs After Years of Decline
Are antibiotic stewardship programs resilient enough to withstand pandemic-size challenges?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 27, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Trump and Biden Face Off Over COVID-19, ACA in Final Debate Trump and Biden Face Off Over COVID-19, ACA in Final Debate
Healthcare once again had its time in the spotlight in the final debate between the two leading presidential candidates in Nashville.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Remdesivir, First Treatment for COVID-19 FDA Approves Remdesivir, First Treatment for COVID-19
The agency had previously allowed use of remdesivir through an Emergency Use Authorization.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 22, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US FDA Advises Against Dispensing Single Insulin Pens US FDA Advises Against Dispensing Single Insulin Pens
Notice clarifies prior label change stating packages containing five insulin pens should be dispensed intact in the original sealed carton.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 20, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

EMA Recommends First Long-Acting Injectable HIV Treatment EMA Recommends First Long-Acting Injectable HIV Treatment
Instead of taking daily pills, patients would get intramuscular injections monthly or bimonthly. Pivotal trials show only mild potential side effects for the drugs, which help block replication of the virus.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 19, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: HIV/AIDS News Alert Source Type: news

Upadacitinib More Effective, Less Safe Than Abatacept for RA Upadacitinib More Effective, Less Safe Than Abatacept for RA
Upadacitinib (Rinvoq) proved superior to abatacept in both disease activity and remission for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, yet led to more adverse events.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 15, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

What Happened Other Times We've Tried to Rush a Vaccine? What Happened Other Times We've Tried to Rush a Vaccine?
As manufacturers ramp up production of COVID-19 vaccine candidates even before data emerge from phase 3 trials, the past holds cautionary lessons.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 12, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID Could Add 20K+ Americans a Day to'Preexisting Conditions'COVID Could Add 20K+ Americans a Day to'Preexisting Conditions '
Researchers calculate the increase in Americans aged 20 to 60 years who could be considered to have a'preexisting condition'because of COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 9, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Vedolizumab Shows Long-Term Safety, Efficacy in IBD Vedolizumab Shows Long-Term Safety, Efficacy in IBD
The gut-selective alpha4beta7 integrin antibody vedolizumab is safe and effective for long-term use in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 8, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

FDA Proposes Withdrawing Makena's Approval FDA Proposes Withdrawing Makena's Approval
A postmarketing study for the drug, which is supposed to reduce the risk of preterm birth, failed to substantiate any clinical benefit or effect on gestational age at delivery, the agency said.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 5, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Trump Returns to White House, but'Not Out of Woods Yet'Trump Returns to White House, but'Not Out of Woods Yet '
The president's personal physician and others caring for him during his COVID-19 hospitalization report he is fit for discharge to the White House Monday evening.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 5, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Trump's'Doing Very Well,' Could Be Discharged Monday: Doctors Trump's'Doing Very Well,' Could Be Discharged Monday: Doctors
President Trump has received oxygen therapy and dexamethasone, doctors confirm, and continues to improve during his hospital stay at Walter Reed as of Sunday morning.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 5, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Trump, Biden Face Off Over ACA, COVID in Chaotic First Debate Trump, Biden Face Off Over ACA, COVID in Chaotic First Debate
The President defended his COVID-19 response, saying that he had averted potentially millions of deaths. Biden claimed the president's lack of action cost lives.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 30, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Questions Persist About Trump Plan for Drug Discount Cards Questions Persist About Trump Plan for Drug Discount Cards
Administration officials on Friday provided few details about Trump's proposed roughly $6.6 billion initiative, other than saying the proposed Medicare drug discount cards would not reach all eligible people at the same time.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 26, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news