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Student Pharmacist

Written by student pharmacists for student pharmacists, Student Pharmacist magazine provides the latest on career preparation, leadership, legislative activities and advocacy efforts, patient care projects, APhA–ASP Chapter innovations, life on rotation, tips from new practitioners, and more.

Most patients see pharmacists as crucial part of their health care team Most patients see pharmacists as crucial part of their health care team

Most patients see pharmacists as crucial part of their health care team

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Nearly 80% of patients said they see pharmacists as an integral part of their health care team, according to a new survey from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

FDA warns of dental problems associated with certain buprenorphine... FDA warns of dental problems associated with certain buprenorphine...

FDA warns of dental problems associated with certain buprenorphine...

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FDA is drawing attention to dental problems linked to buprenorphine-containing medications that are dissolved under the tongue or placed against the inside of the cheek to treat opioid use disorder and pain.

Fentanyl deaths spike in certain parts of the U.S. Fentanyl deaths spike in certain parts of the U.S.

Fentanyl deaths spike in certain parts of the U.S.

Between 2019 and 2020, illicitly manufactured fentanyl-related overdose deaths increased substantially in western, southern, and midwestern...
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Update on biosimilars: Recent approvals, role for pharmacists

This year has seen the approval of 2 new biosimilar drugs, including the first biosimilar to earn FDA’s “interchangeable” designation. Byooviz (ranibizumab-nuna) is biosimilar to Lucentis (ranibizumab), a drug for neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). Semglee (insulin glargine-yfgn), the first such drug to earn the “interchangeable”...

Autism prevalence higher in CDC’s monitoring network

New data from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) network show that 2.3% of children aged 8 years in 11 communities across the United States had an autism diagnosis in 2018.

Majority of mumps cases are among vaccinated, study finds

New research from CDC, published in the December issue of Pediatrics, shows that the virus that causes mumps continues to circulate in the United States, primarily infecting people vaccinated against it, including children.

ISMP warns about confusion with co-packaging, labeling on monoclonal antibody products

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is alerting health care providers about potential confusion over new alternative packaging for casirivimab and imdevimab. These monoclonal antibodies, administered together as REGEN-COV, are used for treating COVID-19. ISMP recently received multiple reports about these types of errors.

Should medical cannabis be used to treat chronic pain?

According to CDC, people most often cite pain management as their reason for using medical cannabis in the United States. But according to a new clinical practice guideline published by Busse and colleagues in the September 2021 issue of BMJ, there is weak evidence to support the use of non-inhaled medical cannabis or cannabinoids for chronic pain. The recommendation is based on a robust...
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