News & Views - Page 3

Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
A decline in flu vaccination rates among children in the 2016-2017 season may have been due to the absence of the nasal spray as an immunization option, according to new data published in Vaccine.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Menorrhagia or heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) is the most common gynecologic problem encountered in primary care.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Officials with the FDA have approved a new indication for liraglutide (Victoza, Novo Nordisk), according to a press release from Novo. The updated indication makes Victoza the only type 2 diabetes drug indicated to reduce the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Officials with the CDC have published recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the prevention and control of seasonal influenza with vaccines for the 2017-2018 season.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Prior effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) can profoundly reduce the risk of sexual transmission of the HIV for couples attempting conception, according to a report published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Epilepsy rates among Americans have been increasing, according to data reported in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Around the world, health care groups and policy makers are scrambling to implement reasonable, effective measures so that treatment is available when patients need it.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
The FDA has approved a novel fixed-dose combination therapy indicated to treat hyperuricemia in patients with uncontrolled gout.

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