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We've Been Here Before: The Politicization of Drug Pricing

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Should U.S. Farmworkers Get Bird Flu Shots? Some Experts Say Yes

Opinions remain divided while CDC continues wait-and-see approach

Jul 14, 2024
Extreme Heat and Some Medicines Can Be a Risky Combo: Here's What to Know

A look at common heat-related problems and solutions

Jul 14, 2024
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Smartphone App Decreased Distracted Driving and Other Noteworthy Studies This Week

This piece is devoted to four exceptional papers in JAMA Network Open

Jul 13, 2024
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Transactional Pharmacies Are Letting Patients Down

Retail pharmacies should be more committed to improving patient health

Jul 10, 2024
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Smartphone App Decreased Distracted Driving and Other Noteworthy Studies This Week

This piece is devoted to four exceptional papers in JAMA Network Open

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Transactional Pharmacies Are Letting Patients Down

Retail pharmacies should be more committed to improving patient health

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Maternal RSV Vaccine Appears Safe, Real-World Study Finds

However, vaccine was associated with modest risk of maternal hypertensive disorders

Jul 08, 2024
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Prevalence of Asthma Symptoms Lower for Kids Who Got COVID Vax

Data further support recommendations to vaccinate, physician says

Jul 03, 2024
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Fecal Bacteria at U.S. Beaches; America's Hoarding Problem; Nasal COVID Vax Trial

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Jul 02, 2024
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No Increase in Birth Defects With First-Trimester COVID Shot

Experts call results from retrospective analysis "reassuring"

Jul 01, 2024
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Can Individual States Effectively Cap Prescription Drug Costs?

In 11 states, prescription drug affordability boards are attempting just that

Jun 28, 2024
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CDC Advisors Back Updated COVID, Flu Vaccines for the Fall

ACIP also votes to recommend new pneumococcal vaccine for adults

Jun 28, 2024
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Supreme Court Rejects Purdue Pharma Settlement That Shielded Sacklers

In a 5-4 decision, justices blocked an agreement with victims and state and local governments

Jun 27, 2024
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ACIP Makes Changes to Adult RSV Vaccine Recommendations

Committee ditches shared decision-making, moves to risk-based approach

Jun 26, 2024
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Oral and Emergency Contraceptive Use Fell in States With Abortion Bans

Researchers call for better access to emergency contraceptives in abortion-restrictive states

Jun 26, 2024
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State Sues Two PBMs, Accusing Them of Fueling Opioid Epidemic

Arkansas AG says Express Scripts, Optum, and their subsidiaries benefited from the opioid crisis

Jun 25, 2024
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BMJ Paper at Center of COVID Vax Deaths Controversy Gets Expression of Concern

Experts say paper was riddled with bad science

Jun 20, 2024
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Drug Shortages Keep Growing. Older, Injectable Agents Are Among the Most Vulnerable.

A Q&A with Erin Fox, PharmD, MHA, on the record-breaking shortages

Jun 19, 2024
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FDA Approves Pneumococcal Vax Designed Specifically for Adults

Covers serotypes responsible for over 80% of invasive pneumococcal disease in those 50 and up

Jun 18, 2024
FDA APPROVED Pneumococcal 21-valent Conjugate Vaccine (Capvaxive) over a computer rendering of pneumococcal pneumonia
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Here's What Is Wrong With the National Academies' Long COVID Definition

Overly broad criteria won't help patients in the long run

Jun 14, 2024
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