Penicillin “allergy” is reported in 10% of the US population; however, 95% of these patients do not have a clinically significant allergy and actually tolerate this drug class. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the Infectious Diseases...read more
Celia P. MacDonnell, BS Pharmacy, PharmD | 1.5 Hours CE Dry eye disease (DED) is a chronic, progressive, inflammatory disease of the ocular surface and lacrimal glands. The American Academy of Ophthalmology describes DED as inadequate moisture in the eyes...read more
Nearly 1.5 million Americans have type 1 diabetes (T1D) and require lifelong insulin. Many now have a tough time affording insulin. The average annual insulin expense per patient with T1D was $2,864 in 2012. The cost had roughly doubled by 2016, to $5,705...read more
There may be a treatment option on the horizon for children and teens with peanut allergies, which affect 4-6% of all US children. AR101 is a peanut-derived, investigational biologic oral immunotherapy drug. Over 500 patients (in 2 groups; 4 - 17 years olds and 18 -...read more
Many health care providers in the United States practice with the thought that human trafficking, also referred to as modern day slavery, does not exist here in the United States. Rather, they believe that it is a problem relevant only to far off distant...read more
Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are commonly used to treat hypertension, heart failure and diabetic nephropathy. Following months of evaluation by the FDA, some ARB products were found to contain NMDA (N-Nitrosodimethylamine) and NDEA...read more
This issue provides key information on influenza vaccines and antiviral medications for the 2018-2019 flu season, including precautions, side effects, and use in special populations. Influenza (commonly referred to as “the flu”) is a contagious viral...read more
I’ve heard about new blood thinning medications I could take instead of Coumadin® (warfarin). Should I change my treatment?
There are 5 newer blood thinning medications on the market for the treatment and/or prevention of blood clots, and for the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (A-fib). They are known as DOACs. In general, DOACs work as well or better...read more
[HPV] 9-valent vaccine), which protects against 9 HPV strains, is most effective when administered before sexual activity begins; it is a recommended vaccine for 9 through 26 year olds. The FDA recently approved expanding the age range to women and men 27...read more
In-depth analysis confirms sharp increases, geographic spread of synthetic opioid-related deaths Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Press Release For Immediate Release: Friday, December 21, 2018 Contact: Media Relations (404) 639-3286 U.S. overdose...read more
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