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CDC: Drug overdose deaths hit new high

Preliminary CDC data show that drug overdose deaths in the United States hit a record high in the 12-month period ending in March 2021.

New pediatric analysis establishes novel dosing framework for the future

Pharmacists have all heard the phrase “children are not little adults.” It’s popular for a reason: it represents the dangers of simply scaling adult drug dosages to children. Adult physiology, however, has historically been used to scale pediatric dose recommendations.

APhA House of Delegates Virtual Session hears debate and discussion on reviewed policies, Referred Business Item statement

During the Friday, November 5th Virtual Session, the APhA House of Delegates (HOD) received reports from the House Rules Review Committee and from the Policy Review Committee. In addition, the House acted on a Referred Business Item statement from the March 2021 HOD business session held during the 2021 APhA Virtual Annual Meeting & Exposition.

HPV vaccination program yields positive results on cervical cancer reduction in England

A new study published in The Lancet finds that HPV vaccination greatly reduced the incidence of cervical cancer for young women in England.

Uptake of newer diabetes products dominate trends in U.S. adults with diabetes

New research published in JAMA Network Open finds that insulin glargine and other insulin analogs are the most-used forms of insulin in the United States, alongside pen devices as a delivery method.

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