Pharmacy News

FDA approves new buprenorphine treatment option for OUD

FDA has approved buprenorphine extended-release injection (Brixadi—Braeburn) for the treatment of moderate to severe opioid use disorder (OUD). The drug is available as a weekly dose for patients who have started treatment with a single dose of a transmucosal buprenorphine product and as a monthly version for patients already being treated with buprenorphine.

To protect infants, FDA advisers recommend RSV vaccine during pregnancy

Members of an FDA advisory panel voted in support of Pfizer’s respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine (Abrysvo) for the prevention of RSV in infants via administration to pregnant women.

Study finds OUD med underprescribed, especially by race

Findings from a study published in NEJM suggest that a key treatment for opioid use disorder is underprescribed among patients in the United States, in particular among Black patients.

FDA announces updates to warning for all prescription stimulants

To prevent misuse, abuse, and addiction of prescription stimulants, FDA is now requiring their boxed warning—the most prominent warning—to be updated. In addition, the agency is adding more to the prescribing information for all prescription stimulants.

CDC identifies first-ever drug-resistant ringworm in U.S.

CDC reported that two cases of drug-resistant ringworm infections involving the fungus Trichophyton indotineae were identified in New York City, the first such cases in the country.