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Diabetes is estimated to affect approximately 33% of adults aged 65 years and older, and almost 50% of older adults meet the criteria for prediabetes. Recent updates to diabetes guidelines from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the Endocrine Society are geared toward providing optimal care to patients with diabetes.
Gilead Sciences will donate emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Truvada), the only drug approved to prevent infection with HIV, to the United States in order to supply 200,000 patients annually for up to 11 years.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar reported Wednesday that the Trump administration has finalized regulations requiring drug companies to disclose list prices of medications costing more than $35 for a month’s supply all direct-to-consumer television advertisements for drugs covered by Medicare or Medicaid.
Nearly 31% of the 700 pregnancy-related deaths in the United States each year occur during pregnancy, according to a new report, while 36% happen during delivery or the week after and 33% occur 1 week to 1 year later.
After implementing a simple workflow process, a chain of independent community pharmacies in North Carolina had more success in identifying and resolving barriers to medication adherence for patients, according to research published online in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. Researchers laid out an established workflow process and conversation tool for pharmacists that addresses prescription abandonment.
FDA approved on Monday amifampridine (Ruzurgi—Jacobus Pharmaceutical) tablets for the treatment of Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) in individuals aged 6 years to less than 17 years. According to the agency, this is the first FDA approval of a treatment specifically for pediatric patients with the rare autoimmune disorder.
Extended-release buprenorphine ([BUP-XR] Sublocade—Indivior) was more successful than placebo in treating patients with opioid use disorder, according to study results published in the Lancet.
Using insights from the PALM (Patient and Provider Assessment of Lipid Management) registry, a team of researchers investigated what has perplexed health care practitioners in recent years: why so many patients shun statin therapy even though the medication can be a game changer for preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD).
DEA's most recent National Prescription Drug Take Back Day saw record numbers of law enforcement partners and collection sites. The April 27 event—held with more than 5,000 local, state, tribal, and federal partners at nearly 6,400 collection sites nationwide—led to the collection and destruction of 469 tons of unused or expired drugs.
The Trump administration on Thursday announced an expanded "conscience rule" for health care workers who oppose abortion, sterilization, and other medical procedures on religious or moral grounds. The rule establishes guidelines for holding back federal funds for health care institutions that fail to respect the rights of such workers.