Pharmacy News

WHO says global childhood vaccinations closer to prepandemic levels

Childhood vaccinations worldwide are rising to coverage levels close to those seen before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new data from WHO and UNICEF.

Is cytisinicline effective for smoking cessation?

Researchers have found that cytisinicline effectively and safely assisted people with smoking cessation when used at a higher concentration than typically used in Europe.

State of hepatitis C being cured is dismal for patients

According to a new CDC report, only one-third of individuals with documented hepatitis C diagnosis were cured over the past decade. Based on data which spanned from 2013 to 2022, the report also found that for patients without health insurance under the age of 40 years, only 1 in 6 have been cured.

Weekly insulin found safe, effective for T2D

New research published in JAMA shows that once-weekly insulin icodec is safe for people with T2D. It also showed that individuals with T2D who used insulin icodec maintained healthier blood glucose levels compared with people who received daily injections of insulin degludec.

Researchers highlight ‘vital role’ of community pharmacists in public health

Community pharmacies in the United States “played a vital role in the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said a new commentary published June 29, 2023, in JAMA Forum.