News & Views - Page 3

Kristen Coppock, MA
The updated 2018 immunization schedule for children and teens has been released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Laurie Toich, Associate Editor, Specialty Pharmacy Times
The FDA has updated the labeling for rilipivirine (Edurant) for the treatment of HIV-positive pregnant patients who were on stable treatment prior to conception and who are virologically suppressed.
Contagion Editorial Staff
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Allergan's supplemental New Drug Application to expand the approved use of their cephalosporin / beta-lactamase inhibitor combo antibiotic, AVYCAZ (ceftazidime and avibactam), to include the treatment of hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP) caused by susceptible Gram-negative microorganisms.
Jennifer Barrett
In today's CDC media briefing on the latest influenza activity data, CDC officials indicated that flu-associated hospitalization rates are on pace to hit record highs compared with past severe seasons.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Retail health care providers might consider directing patients attention to MyHealthFinder as a means of encouraging patients to seek preventive care.
Laurie Toich, Associate Editor
When it comes to sleep quality, patients undergoing cancer treatment may benefit from bright light therapy, according to a recently-published study.
Gina Kokosky
ADHD prescriptions among reproductive-age women has dramatically increased over a 10-year period, according to a report recently published by the CDC.
Gina Kokosky
Overall, cigarette use among US adult has declined over the past decade, but gaps remain in certain population groups.

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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.
Sara Marlow, MSN, RN, PHN, FNP-C
Sunburn is still a major health issue that can be prevented.
Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
The National Health Interview Survey in 2014 estimated that 17.7 million adults and 6.3 million children had asthma.
Mary McCormack, MSN, APNC, MPH
The World Gastroenterology Organization describes the prevalence of celiac disease as a “statistical iceberg” in today’s health climate.
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