Pharmacy News

Michigan pharmacists receive clarity on authority to prescribe contraceptives

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has released a new interpretation of the Michigan Public Health Code to enable pharmacists to partner with physicians so that the pharmacists directly dispense hormonal birth control.

Number of states with high rates of adult obesity more than doubles

New CDC data show that 19 states and 2 territories have at least 35% of residents with adult obesity. That figure is more than two times the number of states with high adult obesity prevalence recorded in 2018.

NIH releases study on diabetes medications

An NIH-backed study reported in 2 papers in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that the diabetes treatments insulin glargine and liraglutide more effectively maintain target blood sugar levels than sitagliptin or glimepiride when added to first-line metformin.

USPSTF recommends anxiety screening for all adults under 65

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released draft recommendations calling for all adult medical patients younger than age 65 years to undergo screening for anxiety.

APhA, NASPA release more findings from pharmacy workplace and well-being report

The latest findings from the Pharmacy Workplace and Well-being Reporting (PWWR) initiative, which was launched by APhA and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) last fall, are now available.