Pharmacy News

Study finds COVID-19 may increase risk of type 2 diabetes

Researchers of a new study reported that individuals infected with COVID-19 were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes within 1 year of their infection compared with those who had not been exposed to the virus. They also found that men were more likely than women to develop diabetes.

FDA gives all pain meds new safety warnings

After assessing all the available data, FDA said in a new Drug Safety Communication that it is making revisions to prescribing information for opioid analgesics to encourage safe use.

Daily statin reduces CVD risk for those living with HIV

Among people living with HIV, a daily statin medication reduced the risk of CVD, according to results from a large NIH study.

CDC finds alarming trends in STIs, especially rise in syphilis cases

A new CDC report found that reported cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in U.S. patients continued to increase between 2020 and 2021.

CDC: ADHD drugs for adults spiked during pandemic

A new CDC study finds that the number of adults using prescription stimulants rose noticeably during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.