New Therapies for Old Ailments New Therapies for Old Ailments
Dr Bansal discusses several key clinical trials that were presented at the American Society of Nephrology's 2016 Kidney Week conference.Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 5, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Nephrology Article Source Type: news

PRAC: Hep B Reactivation Risk With Direct-Acting Antivirals PRAC: Hep B Reactivation Risk With Direct-Acting Antivirals
The EMA committee recommends screening all patients for hepatitis B before starting treatment; says jury is out on risk for liver cancer with direct-acting antivirals.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 2, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

8 Things to Know About Biosimilars 8 Things to Know About Biosimilars
From efficacy to safety, uncertainty to interchangeability, we explore eight issues regarding the awareness of biosimilar medications.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 23, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Supplementary Facts: Polyphenols' Power Is in Food, Drink Supplementary Facts: Polyphenols' Power Is in Food, Drink
Breaking down polyphenols, to find where to reap the most antioxidant benefit.Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 21, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Commentary Source Type: news

FDA OKs Prasterone for Dyspareunia in Postmenopausal Women FDA OKs Prasterone for Dyspareunia in Postmenopausal Women
The once-daily vaginal insert is indicated to treat women with moderate to severe pain during sexual intercourse.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 17, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Antibiotic Stewardship in the Outpatient Setting Antibiotic Stewardship in the Outpatient Setting
New guidelines help clinicians apply best antibiotic-prescribing practices in a range of outpatient settings.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 14, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

CHMP Backs Tenofovir Alafenamide (Vemlidy) for Chronic Hep B CHMP Backs Tenofovir Alafenamide (Vemlidy) for Chronic Hep B
Vemlidy has efficacy similar to that of tenofovir disoproxil (Viread), with fewer bone and renal side effects.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 11, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Orphan Disease R & D Has a Home at FDA Orphan Disease R & D Has a Home at FDA
Dr Rao talks to Dr Whyte about the FDA's orphan products grants program, their mission to promote the development of products, and the patient community's role.FDA on Medscape (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 8, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Folic Acid Supplementation for CKD? Not So Fast Folic Acid Supplementation for CKD? Not So Fast
Although folic acid supplementation was shown to benefit patients with CKD in a Chinese study, Dr Berns argues that it won't be much help to patients in the United States.Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 7, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Nephrology Commentary Source Type: news

FDA Approves Zinplava for Preventing Return of C diff FDA Approves Zinplava for Preventing Return of C diff
Clinicians should exercise caution in prescribing the drug for patients with a history of congestive heart failure, the manufacturer said.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 25, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Clears Ranibizumab Injection in a Prefilled Syringe FDA Clears Ranibizumab Injection in a Prefilled Syringe
Lucentis PFS is the first syringe prefilled with a vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitor approved to treat wet AMD and macular edema after retinal vein occlusion.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 15, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ophthalmology News Alert Source Type: news

Mercaptamine Gets CHMP Nod for Corneal Deposits in Cystinosis Mercaptamine Gets CHMP Nod for Corneal Deposits in Cystinosis
Cystadrops reduces corneal cystine crystal accumulation and is indicated in adults and children aged 2 years and older with cystinosis.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 14, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ophthalmology News Alert Source Type: news

CHMP Recommends Rekovelle for Women Undergoing ART CHMP Recommends Rekovelle for Women Undergoing ART
The EMA's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommended approval for Rekovelle for controlled ovarian stimulation in women undergoing assisted reproductive technologies.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 14, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements for Orthopedic Patients? Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements for Orthopedic Patients?
This review of the issues related to prescribing calcium and/or vitamin D to orthopedic patients, with expert insights, can help you make an informed decision.Medscape Orthopedics (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 12, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Orthopaedics Article Source Type: news

Will Organs on Chips Revolutionize Drug Trials? Will Organs on Chips Revolutionize Drug Trials?
Organ-on-chip technology has the potential to save drug developers time and money (and also help personalize medicine).Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 12, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Aducanumab's Promise in Early Alzheimer's Aducanumab's Promise in Early Alzheimer's
Dr Christoph Diener discusses how this monoclonal antibody reduced amyloid-beta plaques and slowed cognitive decline in an initial study.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 11, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Brivaracetam: A New Epilepsy Drug for 2016 Brivaracetam: A New Epilepsy Drug for 2016
Dr Andrew Wilner describes the underlying science and data behind the newly approved antiepileptic drug.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 6, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Column Source Type: news

HCV Drugs May Reactivate HBV, FDA Warns HCV Drugs May Reactivate HBV, FDA Warns
A boxed warning for nine direct-acting antiviral drugs for HCV advises clinicians to screen for current or prior HVB infections.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 4, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

CDC More Cautious on Conception, Sex After Zika Exposure CDC More Cautious on Conception, Sex After Zika Exposure
Men who've possibly been exposed to the virus without developing symptoms should wait much longer than previously advised to attempt pregnancy with a partner or have condomless sex.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 1, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Will Lack of Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Cut Immunization Rate? Will Lack of Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Cut Immunization Rate?
Public health leaders urged parents not to skip flu shots for their kids just because the spray isn't available. Meanwhile, CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, hopes an effective nasal spray vaccine can return to the market.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 30, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

FDA OKs Cystic Fibrosis Drug Orkambi for Younger Patients FDA OKs Cystic Fibrosis Drug Orkambi for Younger Patients
The lumacaftor/ivacaftor combination drug is now approved for children aged 6 to 11 years with two copies of the F508del mutation in the CTFR gene.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 29, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Are Oral Bisphosphonates Associated With Wet AMD? Are Oral Bisphosphonates Associated With Wet AMD?
With the rising prevalence of oral bisphosphonate use and wet age-related macular degeneration, we must ask ourselves if the two are related.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 23, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

Emergency Contraceptives Affected by Other Medications, UK Warns Emergency Contraceptives Affected by Other Medications, UK Warns
The UK's version of the FDA is warning that emergency contraceptives may not work properly when combined with certain other common medications.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 22, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Some GlucaGen HypoKits Recalled Over Hypoglycemia Risk Some GlucaGen HypoKits Recalled Over Hypoglycemia Risk
The needle can be detached from the syringe in a tiny percentage of the glucagon-injecting devices, leaving the patient untreated for hypoglycemia.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 10, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

EU Clears Abatacept (Orencia) for MTX-Naive Patients With RA EU Clears Abatacept (Orencia) for MTX-Naive Patients With RA
Abatacept is indicated in combination with methotrexate for adults with highly active or progressive RA who have not previously been treated with methotrexate.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 6, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

What Should I Do When a Patient Lies to Me About Drug Use? What Should I Do When a Patient Lies to Me About Drug Use?
' A patient lied about her use of benzodiazepines and I took action. Did I do the right thing? 'Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - August 31, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Nursing Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Abuse-Deterrent Opioids: What You Need to Know Abuse-Deterrent Opioids: What You Need to Know
Abuse-deterrent drugs are the latest weapon against prescription opioid abuse and misuse in the United States.FDA on Medscape (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - August 25, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Expert Interview Source Type: news

Sorting Through the Confusion of Biologic Drug Names Sorting Through the Confusion of Biologic Drug Names
What's in a name? When it comes to the'mabs,'' mibs,'and'nibs'of biologic drugs, more than you may think.Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - August 19, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Commentary Source Type: news

Acetaminophen Overdose Antidote Cetylev Recalled Acetaminophen Overdose Antidote Cetylev Recalled
Arbor Pharmaceuticals recalls three lots of acetylcysteine (Cetylev) effervescent tablets for oral solution because of an inadequate seal of the blister pack.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - August 19, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Emergency Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

A'Symfony' of Hope for Cataract Patients A'Symfony' of Hope for Cataract Patients
From distance and near vision to astigmatism and chromatic aberration, the new Symfony intraocular lens seems to correct it all.Wills Eye Hospital (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - August 12, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

Amikacin Injection Recalled for Potential Glass Particulates Amikacin Injection Recalled for Potential Glass Particulates
Teva Pharmaceuticals is recalling seven lots of amikacin sulfate injection vials because of potential presence of glass particulate matter in the vials.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - August 4, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

ACE Inhibitors vs ARBs in CKD: A Toss-up? ACE Inhibitors vs ARBs in CKD: A Toss-up?
ACE inhibitors and ARBs both have renoprotective effects, but is one better than the other?Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - August 2, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Nephrology Commentary Source Type: news

EMPA-REG: Does'Super Fuel' Explain Surprise Effect? EMPA-REG: Does'Super Fuel' Explain Surprise Effect?
What explains the unexpected results of the EMPA-REG trial? Dr Ele Ferrannini posits an intriguing theory.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - August 2, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Strategies for Navigating the Opioid Crisis Strategies for Navigating the Opioid Crisis
Drs Vega and Lin discuss the impact of recent CDC guidelines, and how to implement them in your practice.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - August 2, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Fluoroquinolone Label Warning Strengthened by FDA Fluoroquinolone Label Warning Strengthened by FDA
The FDA updated fluoroquinolone labeling to warn against routine use in patients with acute bacterial sinusitis, acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, and uncomplicated urinary tract infections. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 27, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves Once-Daily Viekira XR for Hepatitis C FDA Approves Once-Daily Viekira XR for Hepatitis C
Viekira XR is a once-a-day, single-tablet version of Viekira Pak, which consists of two tablets, one taken twice a day. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 26, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

A Game Changer in the Treatment of Dry Eye A Game Changer in the Treatment of Dry Eye
Drs Rapuano and Nagra from Wills Eye discuss the recently approved drug lifitegrast (Xiidra), the only one indicated to treat the signs and symptoms of dry eye, and a promising new option for patients. Wills Eye Hospital (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 26, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

CHMP Backs Eluxadoline (Truberzi) for IBS With Diarrhea CHMP Backs Eluxadoline (Truberzi) for IBS With Diarrhea
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency recommended approval after reviewing data showing pain relief and more diarrhea-free days. International Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 23, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Truvada Recommended as First Drug for HIV PrEP in Europe Truvada Recommended as First Drug for HIV PrEP in Europe
Although not a new drug, it is the first drug for HIV preexposure prophylaxis to be recommended for approval in the European Union. International Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 22, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: HIV/AIDS News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Clears Darunavir (Prezista) for Pregnant Women With HIV FDA Clears Darunavir (Prezista) for Pregnant Women With HIV
Data show darunavir, when taken with ritonavir, is safe, well tolerated, and effective during pregnancy and the postpartum period. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 21, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: HIV/AIDS News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Clears Darunavir (Prezista) for Pregnant Women With HIVFDA Clears Darunavir (Prezista) for Pregnant Women With HIV
Data show darunavir, when taken with ritonavir, is safe, well tolerated, and effective during pregnancy and the postpartum period. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 21, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: HIV/AIDS News Alert Source Type: news

Patients Going to Rio Olympics? Here's the Advice You Should Give Patients Going to Rio Olympics? Here's the Advice You Should Give
Although it receives the most attention, Zika is by no means the only health and security concern for travelers to the summer Olympics in Brazil. CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 20, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Commentary Source Type: news

Does Estrogen Replacement Therapy Increase Ovarian Cancer Risk? Does Estrogen Replacement Therapy Increase Ovarian Cancer Risk?
Dr Peter Kovacs reviews a case-control study that evaluated the association between ERT and specific subtypes of ovarian cancer in menopausal women. Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 20, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Viewpoint Source Type: news

Sunscreen Myths Busted Sunscreen Myths Busted
With the various myths about sunscreens floating around, patients might stop using them altogether. Dr Bhargava gives us the facts to help us educate our patients about sun protection. Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 19, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Launching a Countrywide Attack on T2DM: The UK ExperienceLaunching a Countrywide Attack on T2DM: The UK Experience
Dr Jonathan Valabhji predicts diabetes prevention success as a result of empowering high-risk UK residents to make lifestyle changes. Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 18, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Mosquito Protection: Is DEET the Best? What About the Rest?Mosquito Protection: Is DEET the Best? What About the Rest?
When a patient asks, "Which mosquito repellent should I use?" you can be ready to answer with these four CDC-recommended products. Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 15, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Antibiotics: New CDC Stewardship Program Will Affect Most US Prescribers Antibiotics: New CDC Stewardship Program Will Affect Most US Prescribers
Dr John Bartlett summarizes the impending mandates for antibiotic stewardship programs and looks at how they will affect prescribers. Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 14, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Article Source Type: news

' Profound' Finding on Continuous Glucose Monitoring'Profound' Finding on Continuous Glucose Monitoring
Do patients with type 1 diabetes benefit from continuous glucose monitoring even if they are not using an insulin pump? Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 14, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Ten Years of Safe Protection From Cancer: The HPV VaccineTen Years of Safe Protection From Cancer: The HPV Vaccine
Ten years ago, the first vaccine to prevent cancer was licensed. Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 8, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

The Rise and Fall of FluMist--Can This Spray Vaccine Be Redeemed?The Rise and Fall of FluMist--Can This Spray Vaccine Be Redeemed?
Paul Offit explains why ACIP withdrew its recommendation to use FluMist preferentially to immunize children against influenza. Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 1, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news