Pharmacy News

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.

SARS-CoV-2’s spike protein seems to linger in body of long COVID patients

A study by researchers at Harvard has identified the presence of SARS-CoV-2’s spike protein in the blood of long COVID patients up to 1 year after infection, but not in people who fully recovered from the disease.

APhA creates tools to help pharmacists navigate reproductive health care for patients

In response to the Dobbs v. Jackson ruling, APhA has created numerous resources to help pharmacists navigate the nuances of how pharmacy practice has been affected.