Pharmacy News

CDC: ADHD drugs for adults spiked during pandemic

A new CDC study finds that the number of adults using prescription stimulants rose noticeably during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

FDA panel considers OTC birth control

FDA advisers are slated to meet in early May to discuss whether the agency should approve an OTC oral contraceptive.

Telehealth services during pandemic seemed to reduce fatal overdose risk

A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry on March 29, 2023, shows that the wider availability of opioid use disorder (OUD)–related telehealth services and medications during the COVID-19 pandemic led to a reduced likelihood of fatal drug overdoses among Medicare beneficiaries.

Tuberculosis cases increased again in 2022, says CDC

New CDC data reveal that U.S. tuberculosis (TB) cases totaled 8,300 last year, an increase of 5%. CDC is urging communities at greater risk and health care providers to “Think. Test. Treat TB.”

Study confirms racial bias with pulse oximeters

A new study in JAMA Pediatrics published March 20, 2023, suggests that pulse oximetry overestimated arterial oxygen saturation in Black children.