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CVS Health announced Monday that it will spend $10 million in support of efforts to prevent youth use of e-cigarettes.

FDA warned Thursday that two adults developed invasive infections, and one of them died, after receiving fecal transplants that contained drug-resistant bacteria.

Melissa Akacha, of King of Prussia, PA, had no idea what to expect when she approached the overloaded car in the parking lot of Target, according to a story that ran in the Philadelphia Inquirer on May 10, 2019.

Bats are implicated in most human rabies deaths in the United States. According to a new CDC Vital Signs report, the reason for this may be that people are not aware of the risk that bats present.

In 2016, the American Heart Association published a list of medications that potentially cause or worsen heart failure. A new study looks at the prevalence with which such medications are actually prescribed in this high-risk population by analyzing insurance claims data from 2011 to 2015 for adults aged 18 to 64 years who had at least one hospitalization for heart failure, outpatient visits for heart failure, or a combination of both. Of the 40,966 patients included in the study, 9,954 (24%) filled a prescription for a potentially harmful drug (PHD), such as naproxen, the investigators reported in the May issue of the American Journal of Cardiology. 

Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida on Tuesday signed into law a bill that allows the state to pursue importing prescription drugs from abroad—though components of the bill will still require federal approval to take effect.

Laws that allow pharmacists to directly dispense naloxone may reduce fatal opioid overdoses, according to a summary and comment published on May 10 in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Journal Watch.  

Researchers found that children who received the varicella vaccination, which was introduced in 1996, not only were protected against chickenpox but they also had a lower chance of becoming infected with herpes zoster, or shingles, compared with children who were not vaccinated against chickenpox. The findings were published in the journal Pediatrics.

APhA and other pharmacy organizations on Monday sent a letter to President Donald Trump calling on his administration to provide relief from pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees that inflate drug costs paid by patients and the government, and that force pharmacies to fill Medicare prescriptions often below cost.

When a person is diagnosed with diabetes, the first question they often ask a health professional is “What can I eat?” A new consensus report from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) aims to get all health professionals who provide care for people with diabetes on the same page about individualizing nutrition therapy for adults with diabetes and prediabetes.