Pharmacy News

Over 1 million Americans with diabetes rationed insulin, says new report

A new report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that an estimated 1.3 million U.S. adults with diabetes rationed their insulin in the past year, representing 16.5% of those who use prescribed insulin.

New interactive map promotes access to pharmacy services

Dima M. Qato, PharmD, MPH, PhD, regards pharmacy access as a human rights issue. Qato, an associate professor at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Southern California (USC) and a senior fellow at the USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, developed an interactive, nationwide mapping tool that reveals the presence of “pharmacy deserts” around the country.

One in ten older adults in the U.S. has dementia, study suggests

A study published in JAMA Neurology estimated that in the United States, 1 in 10 adults over the age of 65 has dementia and 1 in 5 has cognitive difficulties.

FDA releases draft guidance to spur development of CDI drugs

New guidance released by FDA provides advice for sponsors on developing drugs for treating Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI). The draft guidance discusses how to design trials and trial populations, efficacy and safety endpoints, nonclinical studies, and pharmacokinetic studies.

ACIP votes on new pneumococcal vaccine for those who got PCV13

New recommendations put forth from ACIP last week addressed the use of the 20-valent conjugate pneumococcal vaccine (PCV20, also called Prevnar 20) in adults with a vaccine history that includes the 13-valent conjugate vaccine (PCV13, also known as Prevnar 13).