Pharmacy News

FDA approves first OTC test for chlamydia and gonorrhea

FDA granted marketing approval to the first diagnostic test for chlamydia and gonorrhea with at-home sample collection.

CDC: Vaccine exemptions for kindergartners at highest level

Parents across the country are increasingly declining to vaccinate their children as they enter school, new CDC data reveal.

Pharmacists’ role in BP control saves significant U.S. health care dollars

A new economic analysis published in JAMA Network Open finds that with a pharmacist-led intervention, 15 million heart attacks could be prevented for Americans as well as over a trillion dollars in savings for the health care system over 30 years.

Pharmacies in Georgia gearing up to sell medical cannabis

Georgia is set to become the first state to allow independent pharmacies to sell medical cannabis. In early October, the Georgia Board of Pharmacy began accepting over 120 applications from pharmacies who agreed to provide cannabis from one of the state’s two licensed production companies.

Telehealth can increase likelihood of remaining in OUD treatment

Initiating buprenorphine for OUD via telehealth enhanced patients’ likelihood of staying in treatment longer compared with starting treatment in a nontelehealth setting, according to new research in JAMA Network Open.