Pharmacy News

Adult obesity prevalence remains high, prevention and treatment needed

According to the most recent population data from CDC, 22 states have an adult obesity prevalence at or above 35%, up from 19 states in 2021. In contrast, no state had an adult obesity prevalence at or above 35% a decade ago.

CDC recommends RSV vaccine for pregnant individuals

A CDC advisory panel has recommended the use of Pfizer’s bivalent RSVpreF respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine for pregnant people. The vaccine is designed to protect newborn babies from the respiratory disease.

Higher buprenorphine doses associated with improved retention in treatment for OUD

A new study in JAMA Network Open found that people with OUD who were prescribed a lower dose of buprenorphine were 20% more likely to discontinue treatment compared with those receiving a higher dose.

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.