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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.

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.

Opioid taper and overdose risk: What pharmacists should know

In the ongoing aftermath of the opioid crisis, it’s common for physicians to attempt to wean some patients off opioids in favor of alternative means of pain management. But while the goal is increased safety for the patient, opioid tapering does not come without risks. A recent study in JAMA found a significant association between opioid dose tapering and both overdose and mental health crises.

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