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New HIV PrEP guidelines call for clinicians to talk with patients about prevention meds

CDC now advises all clinicians to talk to their patients who are sexually active, including adolescents, about HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) at least once and to prescribe the prevention medication to anyone who requests them.

Study links statins with more aggressive diabetes progression

Patients with diabetes who used statins experienced less control of their diabetes than patients who did not take statins, suggests a new retrospective study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Fentanyl deaths spike in certain parts of the U.S.

Between 2019 and 2020, illicitly manufactured fentanyl-related overdose deaths increased substantially in western, southern, and midwestern states, CDC reported.

FDA puts clozapine REMS requirements on temporary hold

FDA said it is temporarily halting its risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) program for clozapine, a treatment for schizophrenia.

Pharmacy techs can now be certified in MTM

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) announced the launch of a new certificate in MTM for pharmacy technicians.

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