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How hospitals can cope with IV drug shortagesBecause of the impact of Hurricanes Maria and Irma on Puerto Rico’s infrastructure and drug manufacturing, hospitals face an ongoing shortage of IV fluids manufactured there.
FDA issues warning over marijuana products claiming cancer cure
FDA issues warning over marijuana products claiming cancer cureFDA warned 4 companies, which are claiming that their products containing cannabidiol, can treat or cure cancer.
Game-changing hep B vaccine gets FDA nodThe first 2-dose hepatitis B vaccine, which was recently approved by FDA, is expected to be commercially available in early 2018.
FDA advisors recommend 2 opioid use disorder drugsTwo opioid use disorder drugs have been recommended for approval by FDA committees.
Activists: drugmakers, distributors liable for opioids abuseSoon after President Donald Trump announced declared the opioid abuse crisis a “public health emergency," shareholder activist groups said they aim to hold drug manufacturers and distributors liable for their part in the crisis.
FDA okays unique injectable for type 2 diabeticsFDA approved a new once-weekly, single-dose autoinjector device to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes.
New diabetes drug set to rival TrulicityIf it is approved by FDA, an investigational drug to improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes will likely be a strong competitor to Eli Lilly’s dulaglutide (Trulicity).
Shingles vaccine wins approvalFDA approved the herpes zoster vaccine (Shingrix, GlaxoSmithKline) to treat shingles in adults aged 50 years and older.
ISMP issues insulin pen warning after patient deathMore education is needed for diabetic patients after a patient died from incorrectly using an insulin pen, according to a new warning from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices.
Drug shortages likely after hurricanesFDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, said that the United States is likely to see shortages on certain drugs because after Hurricanes Irma and Maria knocked out power to the islands.

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