Pharmacy News

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.

FDA calls for authority to regulate CBD products

Citing safety risks, FDA said that products containing cannabidiol (CBD) call for greater supervision than the agency can now offer, and FDA will request new authorities to do so from Congress.

New SAMHSA data reveals mental illness and substance use levels in 2021

New data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reveal how people living in America reported their experiences with mental health conditions, substance use, and the pursuit of treatment in 2021.

Aspirin may be just as good as blood thinner injections for hospitalized fracture patients

Findings from a new clinical trial found that OTC aspirin can be just as effective as an injectable blood thinner, low-molecular-weight heparin to prevent life-threatening blood clots for patients hospitalized with fractures.

CDC examines top reasons adults didn’t get bivalent COVID-19 booster

A new CDC report finds that low vaccination uptake for the COVID-19 bivalent vaccine was due to lack of awareness about eligibility status as well as overconfidence in immunity against the virus.