CLINICAL

Meijer’s Expansion Includes Pharmacy Upgrades
Meijer’s Expansion Includes Pharmacy UpgradesMeijer will improve and expand pharmacies across its new and remodeled stores.
New Insights on Treatment Refusal of Pharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy
New Insights on Treatment Refusal of Pharmacotherapy and PsychotherapyA meta-analysis casts light on therapy compliance issues among patients with different mental health disorders.
Once-daily diabetes drug approvedFDA approved 10 mg dapagliflozin and 5 mg saxagliptin (Qtern, AstraZeneca), to treat type 2 diabetes.
Drug approved for nighttime urination, plus two moreFDA recently approved three novel drugs: one to treat frequent urination at night, one to treat carcinoid syndrome diarrhea in cancer patients, and one for dust mite allergies. Here are the details on the three new treatments.
HIV dual therapy shows promiseA dual-drug regiment to treat HIV could soon be a reality, according to results presented at the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle.
Tests help aid in antibiotic controlFDA recently approved 2 tests that will aid healthcare providers in determining which antibiotics are needed, leading to better antibiotics management.
Popular asthma inhaler now expanded to kidsA leading asthma inhaler will now be available to additional younger asthma patients, after FDA approved Spiriva Respimat (Boehringer Ingelheim) for the long-term, once-daily maintenance treatment of asthma in people age 6 and older.
Psoriasis drug approved with boxed warningA new drug to treat moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis carries a black box warning that suicidal ideas and behavior, including completed suicides, have occurred in patients during the drug’s clinical trials.
New bladder cancer, kidney disease therapies availableFDA recently approved 2 new therapies: an expanded drug indication for locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC) and a treatment for secondary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) in adult patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on hemodialysis.
Major allergic reactions linked to common antisepticsFDA is warning about rare but serious allergic reactions have from the widely-used skin antiseptic products containing chlorhexidine gluconate.

Poll

View Results