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This weekly video program provides our readers with an in-depth review of the latest news, medical product approvals, FDA rulings, and more. The Week in Review highlights a Contemporary Clinic article each week, and is a can't miss for the busy healthcare professional.
Sonya Kremenchugsky, PharmD Candidate
United States citizens are increasingly traveling to international destinations, with Americans making 38 million visits abroad in 2017, and pharmacists are well-placed to assist patients with their travel health needs.
Jennifer Barrett, Associate Editor
Officials with the FDA today approved the first generic version of vigabatrin 500-mg tablets, which is also sold under the brand name Sabril, a medication used to treat complex partial seizures.
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Maryland, who is the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform announced this week that he has sent letters to 12 drug companies.
Jennifer Gershman, PharmD, CPh
Measles outbreaks are on the rise globally, and it is considered a public health crisis.
The FDA has approved Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed (Tdap) use to include repeat vaccination to help protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis.
Between 6 and 7 million people have been sick with influenza so far during the 2018-2019 season, according to data released on Jan. 11, 2019 from the CDC.
This weekly video program provides our readers with an in-depth review of the latest news, medical product approvals, FDA rulings, and more. The Week in Review highlights a Contemporary Clinic article each week, and is a can't miss for the busy healthcare professional.
All evolocumab (Repatha, Amgen) device options, including the Pre-Filled Syringe and Pushtronex® are now available at a lower list price of $5,850.
Kelly Davio
An overall 27% drop in the cancer mortality rate translates into 2.6 million fewer deaths from cancer in the United States between the years 1991 and 2016.
The FDA has approved marketing of Lupin Pharmaceuticals’ Lurasidone Hydrochloride Tablets
Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has voluntarily recalled 42 of lots of Ceftriaxone for Injection, USP products at the hospital/physician level.

Features

Feature Focus: Preventive Care

The 2017-2018 influenza season was one of the most severe in more than a decade, with high levels of hospitalization and mortality.

Counseling Focus

Decongestants are α-adrenergic agonists (sympathomimetics) that constrict blood vessels in the nasal mucosa to relieve symptoms of nasal obstruction.

Drug-Drug Interactions

Antimicrobial resistance is a worldwide problem, with new resistance mechanisms emerging and spreading that threaten our ability to treat common diseases.

Business Focus

Thousands of people struggle to find treatments for various refractory comorbidities.

Educated Patient

Colds, coughs, and a relentless influx of sick patients in retail health clinics keep the health care providers who work there very busy.

Practitioner to Practitioner

This article was sponsored by Nature Made Nutritional Products.

The Educated Patient

Emily C. Hayes, PharmD Candidate
Colds, coughs, and a relentless influx of sick patients in retail health clinics keep the health care providers who work there very busy.
Kristen Marjama, DNP, APRN-BC
Although the rate of foot and leg amputation has greatly declined over the past 2 decades, increasing awareness for macrovascular and microvascular complications of diabetes is essential because diabetes is the leading cause of lower-limb amputations in the United States.
Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
Gluten proteins found in barley, rye, and wheat trigger systemic injury primarily to the small intestine, but they can also affect the joints, liver, skin, uterus, and other organs.
Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
It is that time of year again, when health care providers see an increase in patient volume because no one has time to be sick.

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