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Louisiana and Nevada show the highest flu activity in the first monthly report from the Walgreens Flu Index for October, which shows increased incidence of the flu compared with last year.
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NPs are able to work in a variety of healthcare settings, such as a hospital, physician’s office, or a clinic. Their functions include diagnosing patients, performing physical exams, dispensing medications to patients and more. Unlike a registered nurse (RN), NPs are able to hold decision-making authority similar to a physician.
This weekly video program provides our readers with an in-depth review of the latest news, product approvals, FDA rulings, and more. Our Week in Review is a can't miss for the busy pharmacy professional.
Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor
According to a new study by researchers at The Lundquist Institute and the University of Rochester, e-cigarette or vaping use can damage the lungs after as little as 3 days of use.
Jennifer Nessel, Assistant Editor
The FDA has approved the enhanced formulation of lidocaine and tetracaine following its statutory 6-month review process and in line with the target action date under the Prescription Drug User Fee Act.
Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor
Crowdsourcing a medical diagnosis for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) throughout various health communities on the Internet has become a new trend, a JAMA study showed.
Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor
Sesame allergy is common among children with other food allergies, occurring in an estimated 17% of the population, according to researchers at the NIH. In addition, the study found that sesame antibody testing accurately predicts whether a child with food allergy is allergic to sesame.
This weekly video program provides our readers with an in-depth review of the latest news, product approvals, FDA rulings, and more. Our Week in Review is a can't miss for the busy pharmacy professional.
SunGen Pharma, the specialty pharmaceutical company, has received its eighth ANDA approval from the FDA.
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality have found that exposure to acetaminophen in the womb may increase a child’s risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
An empowerment platform for people living with psoriasis, Let Me Be Clear, was launched by pharmaceutical company, AbbVie. The campaign invites people living with psoriasis to share their story, access tools to have informed conversations with their physicians, and discuss what freedom from psoriasis would mean to them.
Officials from the FDA have cleared an investigational new drug (IND) application for BW-1010 (BlueWillow Biologics), according to the company. The drug would be the company’s next-generation anthrax vaccine candidate.

Features

Feature Focus: Preventive Care

Clinicians should recommend routine yearly influenza vaccinations for everyone 6 months or older who has no contraindications for the 2019-2020 influenza season starting at the end of October, according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

Feature Focus: Acute Care

Cancer, diabetes, and heart disease account for a large portion of the $3.3 trillion annual US health care expenditures. In fact, 90% of these expenditures are due to chronic conditions. About 23 million people in the United States have diabetes, 7 million have undiagnosed diabetes, and 83 million have prediabetes.

Feature Focus: Chronic Care

The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) defines the condition as follows: “COPD is a common, preventable, and treatable disease that is characterized by persistent respiratory symptoms and airflow limitation that is due to airway and/or alveolar abnormalities usually caused by significant exposure to noxious particles or gases.”

Practitioner to Practitioner

There are many different causes of throat discomfort, but patients commonly associate a sore throat with an infection and may think that they need antibiotics. This unfortunately leads to unnecessary antibiotic prescribing when clinicians do not apply evidence-based practice.

Educated Patient

The symptoms associated with colds, most commonly congestion, coughing, sneezing, and sore throats, are the body's response when a virus exerts its effects on the immune system. Cold symptoms peak at about 1 to 2 days and last 7 to 10 days but can last up to 3 weeks.

Practitioner to Practitioner

This article was sponsored by Nature Made Nutritional Products.

The Educated Patient

Katarzyna Lalicata, MSN, FNP-C, FNP-BC
The symptoms associated with colds, most commonly congestion, coughing, sneezing, and sore throats, are the body's response when a virus exerts its effects on the immune system. Cold symptoms peak at about 1 to 2 days and last 7 to 10 days but can last up to 3 weeks.
Kristen L. Marjama, DNP, APRN-BC, FNP
Exposure to damp and moly environments may also result in a variety of other health issues.
Bethany Rettberg, NPC
An accurate medical history and a physical exam are critical to rule out more serious conditions.
Bethany Rettberg, NPC
Practitioners should get a detailed medical history and conduct a thorough physical to treat sinus infections.

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