Pharmacy News

Report outlines new definition for Long COVID, reviews evidence for diagnosis, risk, and symptoms

Long COVID can cause more than 200 symptoms and it affects each person differently, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

WSU research finds pharmacists prove effective, less costly care option for minor illnesses

Community pharmacist–provided care for minor conditions could be cost-effective, new research shows.

GLP-1 could reduce risk for chronic kidney disease and adverse cardiovascular outcomes

Does taking the GLP-1 receptor agonist semaglutide for blood glucose control also lower the risk of clinically important kidney and cardiovascular outcomes? In the FLOW clinical trial, researchers found that of the 3,533 patients diagnosed with both T2D and chronic kidney disease, those taking semaglutide had a 24% lower risk of a primary-outcome event in the intervention group compared with the controls.

UF Health will lead CDC-backed hypertension pharmacists’ program

University of Florida Health has been awarded a stipend by CDC to run a program that aims to connect patients with high BP to community pharmacists.

Fentanyl tablet seizures have quadrupled in 6 years

Law enforcement seizures of illicit fentanyl increased dramatically in number and size between 2017 and 2023 in the United States, especially in tablet form, according to a new study funded by the NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse. The findings, published online in International Journal of Drug Policy on May 13, 2024, highlight the illicit drug supply and the risk of tablets not coming from a pharmacy.