Pharmacy News

FDA issues guidance on homeopathic drugs

A final guidance document from FDA details the agency’s efforts to prioritize enforcement and regulatory actions for homeopathic drug products marketed in the United States. There are currently no FDA-approved products labeled as homeopathic.

Is buprenorphine or methadone better for opioid use disorder in pregnancy?

Researchers of a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine compared outcomes in pregnant patients with opioid use disorder based on whether they received opioid agonist therapy with buprenorphine as opposed to methadone.

FDA grants fast track approval for OTC nasal spray

FDA has reportedly put an OTC version of naloxone nasal spray (Narcan—Emergent BioSolutions) on the fast track to approval.

Recovering COVID patients seem to have elevated risk for newly diagnosed diabetes

A study in BMC Medicine found that people recovering from COVID-19 are at higher risk of being newly diagnosed with diabetes.

Shingles may increase risk for stroke, heart attack

A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is associated with an almost 30% higher long-term risk of major cardiovascular events such as stroke or heart attack.