News & Views - Page 4

Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
In an effort to protect individuals with sesame allergies, the FDA has taken a first step towards consideration of adding sesame to the list of allergens required to be identified on food labels.
Debra E. Boxwell, PharmD
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reminding health care professionals who prescribe and dispense antibiotics that there are recent safety labeling changes for systemic fluoroquinolones.
The FDA has permitted marketing of Ansh Labs' PicoAMH Elisa diagnostic test, an aid in the determination of a patient’s menopausal status.
Officials with the FDA have approved baloxavir marboxil (Xofluza, Shionogi) for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza in patients aged 12 years and older who have been symptomatic for no more than 48 hours.
Officials with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have issued an extended approval for the quadrivalent formulation of the Afluria influenza vaccine, in individuals 6 months of age and older.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
The FDA is hosting a 2-day advisory committee meeting to address new ways that the availability of naloxone (Narcan and Evzio) can be increased.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
A recent study has linked whole blood levels of omega-3s with better brain function in children, aged 2 to 6 years.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
National pharmacy store chain Walgreens and McLaren Health Care, a regional provider, are collaborating to provide new health care services and pharmacy offerings in Michigan.

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The Educated Patient

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.
Sara Marlow, MSN, RN, PHN, FNP-C
Sunburn is still a major health issue that can be prevented.
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