News & Views - Page 7

Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health acknowledged that nurse practitioners and physician assistants have growing roles and increasing prescribing authority in the nation.
Laurie Toich, Associate Editor
Clarithromycin (Biaxin), an antibiotic commonly taken by patients with HIV, may increase the risk of heart problems and death among patients with cardiovascular disease.
Laurie Toich, Associate Editor
Officials with the FDA have granted tentative approval to dolutegravir, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide(DTG/FTC/TAF) tablets, 50-mg/200-mg/25-mg, under the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program.
Jenna Payesko
Officials with the CDC and the FDA are investigating a multistate outbreak of salmonellosis from a rare strain of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:b, and have recommended that individuals do not consume kratom in any form, due to a risk of contamination.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Many patients present with acute and chronic disease that could be avoided or much less severe if they did not smoke.
Jennifer Barrett
Nurse practitioners’ and physician assistants’ impact on diabetes management is comparable to management by physicians, according to a newly published study.
Jennifer Gershman, PharmD, CPh
Educating communities about poison prevention is one way pharmacists help keep families safe.
The influenza vaccine's efficacy has been somewhat better than previously predicted, but there's more work to do to improve protection.

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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.
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.
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