Pharmacy News

Influenza vaccine was relatively effective this year, data show

New data presented to ACIP indicates this year’s influenza vaccine provided fairly strong levels of protection.

Most unnecessarily give their children fever-reducing medicine

While most parents and caregivers recognize that a low-grade fever helps a child’s body fight off infection, a new poll from University of Michigan researchers finds that one in three parents would give fever-reducing medication for spiked temperatures below 100.4°F, which isn’t recommended.

VA, DoD guidelines recommend buprenorphine for chronic pain, not full agonist opioids

Buprenorphine may be used for patients taking daily opioid analgesics for chronic pain, according to new guidelines from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD).

CDC: Whooping cough vaccination during pregnancy benefits infants

New CDC research shows an association between lower rates of pertussis in newborns younger than age 2 months and tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccination during pregnancy.

USPSTF recommends frequent BP monitoring throughout pregnancy

New draft recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce (USPSTF) call on health care providers to check pregnant patients’ BP regularly throughout their entire pregnancy.