FDA Clears Cap Device for'Smart' Insulin Pens for Diabetes FDA Clears Cap Device for'Smart' Insulin Pens for Diabetes
The Bigfoot Unity System is comprised of a cap that attaches to insulin pens to provide CGM readings and dose recommendations for people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who take multiple daily injections.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID Vaccine for Teens 12-16 FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID Vaccine for Teens 12-16
In a'significant'step toward controlling COVID-19 in the US, the FDA has amended its original EUA of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine to include younger teens.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID Vaccine for Teens 12-15 FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID Vaccine for Teens 12-15
In a'significant'step toward controlling COVID-19 in the US, the FDA has amended its original EUA of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine to include younger teens.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 10, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Evidence or Anecdote: Clinical Judgment in COVID Care Evidence or Anecdote: Clinical Judgment in COVID Care
Friendly debate emphasizes the need to weigh evidence for drug treatment of COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 6, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Works Against Two Variants Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Works Against Two Variants
First data released by Moderna shows the specific booster vaccine in development is efficacious in fully vaccinated people against variants first identified in South Africa and Brazil.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 6, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pharma Company to Pay $12.6M to Settle Kickback Allegations Pharma Company to Pay $12.6M to Settle Kickback Allegations
Government officials alleged that after the fund opened, Incyte used it to pay the copays of federal beneficiaries taking Jakafi who were ineligible for assistance from the fund.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

COVID Shot in the Arm Not Enough to Keep Pharmacies in Business COVID Shot in the Arm Not Enough to Keep Pharmacies in Business
Pandemic lockdowns exacerbated long-standing economic pressures on pharmacies — and forced many owner-operated shops to evolve or risk closing their doors.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

In-Hospital Glucose Management Program Gives Dramatic Savings In-Hospital Glucose Management Program Gives Dramatic Savings
Standardized hospital-wide programs initiated at a small community hospital reduced hypoglycemia rates and cut insulin pen wastage, resulting in dramatic savings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Prominent Chinese Scientist Failed to Disclose Company Ties in COVID-19 Clinical Trial Paper Prominent Chinese Scientist Failed to Disclose Company Ties in COVID-19 Clinical Trial Paper
Last May, Nanshan Zhong published results from a clinical trial that tested whether a traditional Chinese medicine could be used to treat COVID-19 patients.Retraction Watch (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Some NP Thyroid Lots Recalled Due to Reduced Potency Some NP Thyroid Lots Recalled Due to Reduced Potency
For the third time in a year, Acella Pharma announced a US recall of specific lots of its popular hypothyroid treatment NP Thyroid tablets USP, this time after testing found the pills to be subpotent.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 4, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

Novavax's COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Authorized Next Novavax's COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Authorized Next
Public health officials and researchers see the Novavax shot as an option to fill in supply gaps in the US and worldwide after safety concerns emerged with the AstraZeneca and Johnson& Johnson vaccines.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 29, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CDC Guidelines Coming on Long COVID CDC Guidelines Coming on Long COVID
Experts and patients testified in front of Congress about the need for action to treat the chronic effects of COVID, with the number of new cases now estimated to be in the millions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 29, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Could It Happen Here? India's Dire COVID Situation Likely to Worsen Could It Happen Here? India's Dire COVID Situation Likely to Worsen
Experts weigh in on what's at stake right now for the nearly 1.4 billion people in India and on the possibility the US could see a similar, steep surge in the future.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CDC: Vaccinated People Don't Need Masks in Small Groups Outdoors CDC: Vaccinated People Don't Need Masks in Small Groups Outdoors
The CDC has agreed to loosen some mask restrictions for vaccinated people, but the guidelines are still more stringent for those not yet vaccinated.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 27, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID Treatment Has Improved, but Many Wish for an Easy Pill COVID Treatment Has Improved, but Many Wish for an Easy Pill
While vaccines are helping to curb the pandemic, easier and better treatments are needed, especially as virus variants spread.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 27, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Small Clinics, Practices Key to COVID Vaccine Success: Officials Small Clinics, Practices Key to COVID Vaccine Success: Officials
The federal government will soon provide smaller vaccine shipments that can more easily be used by individual doctors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Chiropractor First Person Charged Under COVID-19 False Claims Law Chiropractor First Person Charged Under COVID-19 False Claims Law
Eric Nepute, of St. Louis, faces federal charges and hefty fines. Among his claims are that his vitamin D product is more effective than approved vaccines, a Federal Trade Commission complaint says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Walgreens Pharmacy Distributes Saline, Not Vaccine, to 22 People Walgreens Pharmacy Distributes Saline, Not Vaccine, to 22 People
' In alignment with CDC recommendations, we reached out to all impacted patients and administered a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as the impacted patients were available,'said a Walgreens spokeswoman.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Vaccines Carry Lower Risk for Rare Blood Clots Than COVID: Study Vaccines Carry Lower Risk for Rare Blood Clots Than COVID: Study
The risk of developing cerebral venous thrombosis from COVID-19 was"many-fold" higher than from receiving the AstraZeneca/Oxford or the vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, researchers have concluded.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID Vaccine'Side Effect' or Functional Neurological Disorder? COVID Vaccine'Side Effect' or Functional Neurological Disorder?
Reports of unusual movements after COVID-19 vaccination may be a result of this complex neuropsychiatric condition rather than being caused directly by the vaccine, experts suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

White House: J & J Pause Won't Affect Vaccine Program White House: J & J Pause Won't Affect Vaccine Program
The Johnson& Johnson vaccine makes up less than 5% of the more than 190 million reported shots in arms in the United States to date.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

A Different Surge? Vaccinated Patients Seeking Non-COVID Care A Different Surge? Vaccinated Patients Seeking Non-COVID Care
A new analysis shows greater growth in observation visits in patients older than 65 vs younger people, suggesting that vaccination may have played role.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Children and COVID-19 Vaccine Trials: What to Consider Children and COVID-19 Vaccine Trials: What to Consider
Experts from the Infectious Diseases Society of America, including a pediatrician, offer advice for parents considering enrolling their child in a COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Surge in Canada Prompts Alarm, Stay-in-Place Orders COVID-19 Surge in Canada Prompts Alarm, Stay-in-Place Orders
COVID-19 cases in Canada per capita are now outpacing the US as variants take hold and public health officials face the challenges of controlling a third wave of infections.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Next Winter May Be Rough: Models Predict'Considerable Surge'Next Winter May Be Rough: Models Predict'Considerable Surge '
The rise of variants, and a decline in mask wearing and social distancing, could lead to another deadly wave of the pandemic in the US.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Vaccinated Fauci Discusses His Own List of Dos, Don'ts Vaccinated Fauci Discusses His Own List of Dos, Don'ts
After getting fully vaccinated, Anthony Fauci, MD, was able to change some preventive routines, but he stresses vaccines do not put us out of the woods yet.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Maskless Florida Woman Jailed for Coughing on Customer Maskless Florida Woman Jailed for Coughing on Customer
A maskless Florida woman will have to spend 30 days in jail and take anger management courses for intentionally coughing on another shopper.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Tweaked COVID Vaccines in Testing Aim to Fend Off Variants Tweaked COVID Vaccines in Testing Aim to Fend Off Variants
New studies of experimental updates to the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines mark a critical first step toward an alternative if the virus eventually outsmarts today's shots.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Study IDs Most Common Lingering Symptoms 8 Months After Mild COVID Study IDs Most Common Lingering Symptoms 8 Months After Mild COVID
What are the most common and persistent symptoms for those still ailing after mild COVID-19 -- and what's notably absent?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 10, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Several Vaccine Sites Pause Johnson & Johnson Shot After Adverse Reactions Several Vaccine Sites Pause Johnson & Johnson Shot After Adverse Reactions
Three vaccine sites in North Carolina closed temporarily after several people had immediate reactions. Sites in Colorado, Georgia, and Iowa also paused after multiple people reported adverse reactions.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pfizer Asks FDA to Extend Use of COVID Vaccine to Ages 12 –15 Pfizer Asks FDA to Extend Use of COVID Vaccine to Ages 12 –15
Pfizer said it hopes to begin vaccinating this age group before the start of the coming school year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Why Employee COVID Vaccination Mandates May Not Be Legal Why Employee COVID Vaccination Mandates May Not Be Legal
Until vaccines get full FDA approval, it's not clear that employers -- including healthcare systems -- can legally require workers to get shots, a Kaiser Family Foundation report says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US Finally Hits Its Stride With COVID-19 Vaccination Rollouts US Finally Hits Its Stride With COVID-19 Vaccination Rollouts
Nation hits new record with 4.1 million people vaccinated in single day. But far fewer Blacks, Hispanics have gotten vaccine doses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Men and Women Differ on Masks During, After COVID-19: Survey Men and Women Differ on Masks During, After COVID-19: Survey
WebMD collected and analyzed more than 2000 responses to an online reader survey about wearing masks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Risks Elevated in Transgender Youth Cardiovascular Risks Elevated in Transgender Youth
A multicenter study shows increased risk for some cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes. The causes not well understood.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

About 1 in 5 Clinicians Considers Quitting Due to Pandemic: Survey About 1 in 5 Clinicians Considers Quitting Due to Pandemic: Survey
A large survey at an academic medical center adds evidence to the toll the COVID-19 pandemic is taking on some clinicians.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Excess Deaths Jump 23% in US in 2020, Mostly Because of COVID-19 Excess Deaths Jump 23% in US in 2020, Mostly Because of COVID-19
Researchers examined the number of deaths in the United States from March 1, 2020, to January 2, 2021, including the proportion attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 3, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Okays New Indication for Alirocumab in Homozygous FH FDA Okays New Indication for Alirocumab in Homozygous FH
The FDA approved use of the PCSK9 inhibitor as an add-on therapy in adults with rare homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Protects for 6 Months or More: Study Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Protects for 6 Months or More: Study
The ongoing phase 3 Pfizer/BioNTech trial that led to emergency use authorization has provided updated information on duration of protection and effectiveness against variants.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ethical Questions Surround Plans for COVID Vaccine Passports Ethical Questions Surround Plans for COVID Vaccine Passports
Some people will be left out for a variety of reasons, which opens the door for discrimination. But authors of an opinion piece say arguments against the passports don't support a ban on the idea.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Clears Rapid OTC COVID Tests for Serial Asymptomatic Screen FDA Clears Rapid OTC COVID Tests for Serial Asymptomatic Screen
The new OTC tests give schools, workplaces, communities, and others several options for serial screening tests that are accurate and reliable, the FDA said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CDC Adds New Medical Conditions to COVID-19 High-Risk List CDC Adds New Medical Conditions to COVID-19 High-Risk List
Type 1 diabetes, liver disease, HIV, moderate asthma, overweight, and a number of neurologic conditions are now included, as some states proceed to open up vaccine availability to all adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 31, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

COVID Vaccines Could Lose Their Punch Within a Year, Experts Say COVID Vaccines Could Lose Their Punch Within a Year, Experts Say
Variants will demand vaccine modifications and, in a survey, most epidemiologists say that could happen within a year. Meanwhile, many countries haven't given a single dose.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 31, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Multiple Reasons Behind the Recent SARS-CoV-2 Surges in the US Multiple Reasons Behind the Recent SARS-CoV-2 Surges in the US
How do states explain and expect to respond to a recent increase in the number of reported COVID-19 cases?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Where Do COVID Vaccines Stand Against the Variants? Where Do COVID Vaccines Stand Against the Variants?
Drugmakers scramble to adapt vaccines to SARS-CoV-2 variants before they outwit our immune systems.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 29, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Could Mean More Deaths, Long Restrictions COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Could Mean More Deaths, Long Restrictions
Imperial College London researchers model what would happen if various populations decide not to get COVID-19 vaccines. Restrictions could go through 2022.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 29, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Scientists Seek COVID Treatment Answers in Cheap, Older Drugs Scientists Seek COVID Treatment Answers in Cheap, Older Drugs
Philanthropies are funding studies of cheap, existing medications like the antidepressant fluvoxamine as COVID treatments. But early hype about HCQ and other repurposed drugs leaves researchers leery of hasty conclusions.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 29, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Quality Sleep Extremely Elusive for Most During Pandemic: Survey Quality Sleep Extremely Elusive for Most During Pandemic: Survey
A survey in the United Kingdom uncovers how well people are sleeping during the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 27, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Infected Saliva May Be Pushing COVID Through the Body: Study Infected Saliva May Be Pushing COVID Through the Body: Study
When infected saliva is swallowed or particles are inhaled, it may transmit the virus further into the throat, lungs, or gut. New research may also help answer why patients lose taste and smell.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Let's Not Criticize Off-Label Prescribing Let's Not Criticize Off-Label Prescribing
Two physicians argue that off-label prescribing is"part and parcel" in practicing good medicine.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news