Pharmacy News

Obesity-related CVD deaths tripled, highest for Black women

A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association revealed that heart disease is linked to fewer deaths among Americans in general, but CV deaths with obesity as a primary factor tripled between 1999 and 2020.

ADHD med errors for children happen more often than they should

Researchers say more therapeutic errors involving ADHD medications among children are being reported to poison control centers across the country. According to a new study in Pediatrics, they have increased nearly 300% over a 22-year period.

CDC data find flu vaccine is effective against hospitalization

Influenza vaccines have cut people’s risk of being hospitalized from the disease by approximately half, according to a new CDC report.

Updated COVID-19 vaccines, recommended for all, available at pharmacies and covered by insurance

CDC's director has signed off on the widespread use of updated COVID-19 vaccines, which are intended to better align with SARS-CoV-2 strains now in circulation.

FDA advisers say oral phenylephrine is not effective as a nasal decongestant

An FDA advisory panel unanimously agreed that oral phenylephrine is not effective at relieving nasal stuffiness. The decision, voted on during FDA’s Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee meeting, could result in the removal of oral formulations of phenylephrine.