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FDA approves new treatment for pediatric patients with type 2 diabetes
FDA News Release (06/17/19)
FDA on Monday approved liraglutide (Victoza—Novo Nordisk) injection for the treatment of pediatric patients aged 10 years or older with types 2 diabetes. The non-insulin drug has been approved to treat adults with type 2 diabetes for nearly a decade. "Victoza has now been shown to improve…
Jun 17, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
CDC: Number of confirmed U.S. measles cases rises to 1,044 in 28 states
United Press International (06/17/19) Uria, Daniel
CDC reported Monday that the number of measles cases in the United States has hit 1,044, with 22 more confirmed cases recorded in the previous week. The number of confirmed measles cases is the highest in the country since 1992. Five areas—Rockland County, NY; New York City; Butte County, CA…
Jun 17, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Spread of measles in Europe and implications for U.S. travelers
Pediatrics (06/17/19) Angelo, Kristina M.; Gastañaduy, Paul A.; Walker, Allison T.; et al.
Led by the Ukraine, European measles cases rebounded in the first 6 months of last year to the highest level seen since the 1990s. The surge—which also took a particularly heavy toll on Georgia, Greece, and Italy—has implications for visitors to the continent, which is the most traveled…
Jun 17, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
New evidence points to possible cause of puzzling paralysis in kids
STAT News (06/14/19) Fox, Maggie
Scientists say they have new evidence indicating that a virus is involved in acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a paralyzing condition diagnosed in more than 500 children since 2014. Researchers led by Michael Wilson, MD, an assistant professor of neurology at the University of California, San Francisco…
Jun 17, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
OSU study: Allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control expands access
KTVL.com (06/17/19)
An Oregon State University (OSU) study on the 2016 Oregon law allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control concludes the measure has helped more women at risk of unintended pregnancy access contraception. Research led by Prof. Lorinda Anderson, a clinical assistant professor in the OSU College…
Jun 17, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
74% of Americans concerned about burnout among health care professionals
EurekAlert (06/17/19)
Nearly three-quarters (74%) of Americans are concerned about burnout among health care professionals, according to new survey data released Monday by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The results follow a 2018 study in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy that…
Jun 17, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Walgreens teams up with The Skin Cancer Foundation
Chain Drug Review (06/14/19) Bossetta, Brian
Walgreens is joining The Skin Cancer Foundation on its Destination: Healthy Skin Program, a nationwide tour to educate consumers about the importance of effective sun protection for skin cancer prevention and the importance of early detection. During the tour, consumers will be able to enter a…
Jun 17, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Achieving medication adherence: Creativity, consultation, and community
Drug Store News (06/14/19) Eidex, Brian
Increasing medication adherence has been a longtime goal of pharmacists, who recognize that taking prescribed drugs as directed leads to better clinical outcomes, writes Brian Eidex, director of relationship management at LexisNexis – Health Care. As the role of these professionals expands,…
Jun 17, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
IMSN introduces new global targeted medication safety best practices
ISMP News Release (05/30/19)
To encourage widespread improvements in error prevention, the International Medication Safety Network (IMSN) published its first set of Global Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices. The three best practices examine widely known causes of fatal and harmful medication errors despite multiple…
Jun 17, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
CMS proposes to update e-prescribing standards
CMS Press Release (06/17/19)
CMS released a proposed rule that aims to improve patients' access to necessary medications by updating the prior authorization process for Medicare Part D. The process calls on providers to furnish additional clinical information to verify that the medication can be covered under Part D. Under the…
Jun 17, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition