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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.

Walmart–Novo Nordisk insulin offers deep discounts to select few

Early last summer, Walmart announced the launch of a new private brand, cash-pay analog insulin, made by drug manufacturer Novo Nordisk. Sold under Walmart’s private ReliOn label, vials go for $72.88 each and FlexPens for $85.88 each. Walmart calculates that the products will save customers between 58% and 75% of the cash price for branded analog insulin products, which translates to savings of up to $101 per branded vial or $251 per package of branded FlexPens. But, for many who struggle with the day-to-day costs of living with diabetes, these brands may still be tough to afford. Other pharmacies or drug-maker patient assistance programs may offer more support to cash-strapped patients.

Are we close to a treatment for preterm preeclampsia?

Researchers of a new study published in BMJ say that extended-release metformin could prolong gestation in women with preterm preeclampsia.

Increase in Black pharmacists comes almost entirely from Black women, according to new data

Health care providers often hear that patients want to receive care from someone who looks like them. In the medical sphere, a growing body of research even supports the claim that this leads to better care, but the majority of physicians are not representative of certain minority groups.

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