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Is Student Loan Forgiveness a Viable Option?
Thursday, September 17th, 2020 at 9pm ET In the myriad of student loan repayment options available, loan forgiveness is one common strategy pursued by borrowers. In the federal loan system, there is both PSLF (Public Service Loan Forgiveness) and non-PSLF forgiveness. This webinar will…
May 25, 2020 Resource
Top government health officials vouch for COVID-19 vaccination effort
Wall Street Journal (09/23/20) Burton, Thomas M.; McKay, Betsy
At a Senate hearing Wednesday, four top U.S. health officials said they would readily get vaccinated against COVID-19 if the FDA were to approve a vaccine. Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, MD; CDC Director…
Sep 23, 2020 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
FDA requiring labeling changes for benzodiazepines
FDA News Release (09/23/20)
FDA announced Wednesday that it is requiring an update to the boxed warning and requiring class-wide labeling changes for benzodiazepines to include the risks of abuse, misuse, addiction, physical dependence, and withdrawal reactions to improve their safe use. An estimated 92 million benzodiazepine…
Sep 23, 2020 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
FDA authorizes first point-of-care antibody test for COVID-19
FDA News Release (09/23/20)
FDA issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Assure COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test Device, the first serology point-of-care (POC) test for COVID-19. The device received an EUA in July 2020 for use by certain labs to assist with identifying individuals with antibodies to the novel…
Sep 23, 2020 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries recalls one lot of metformin hydrochloride for ER oral suspension
FDA Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts (09/23/20)
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries announced a voluntary nationwide recall of one lot of metformin hydrochloride for extended-release oral suspension (RIOMET ER), 500 mg per 5 mL, to the consumer level. The lot is being recalled after it was found to have N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) levels above the…
Sep 23, 2020 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Once-weekly insulin for type 2 diabetes without previous insulin treatment
New England Journal of Medicine (09/22/20) Rosenstock, Julio; Bajaj, Harpreet S.; Janež, Andrej; et al.
Researchers sought to evaluate the efficacy and safety of once-weekly insulin icodec, a novel basal insulin analog, compared with once-daily insulin glargine U100 in patients who had not previously received long-term insulin treatment and whose type 2 diabetes was inadequately controlled while…
Sep 23, 2020 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
COVID-19 testing is hampered by shortages of critical ingredient
Wall Street Journal (09/22/20) Frosch, Dan
Insufficient supplies of reagents are slowing down COVID-19 testing and compelling health systems to restrict who gets tested. Mark Steadham, president and CEO of Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers near Chicago, says the company can perform only about a third of the testing it was doing in the…
Sep 23, 2020 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Text messages with educational videos significantly improve patient adherence to newly prescribed medications
Pharmacy Quality Alliance (09/21/20)
A new study by VUCA Health, the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA), and Liberty Software found that educational videos sent through text messages enhanced patient adherence to newly prescribed medications. In the study, which involved more than 6,300 newly initiated prescriptions for 4,038 patients…
Sep 23, 2020 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Giant Pharmacy takes influenza vaccinations on the road with new mobile clinics
PR Newswire (09/22/20)
Giant Food plans to offer influenza vaccinations at mobile clinics throughout the greater Washington, DC, region this fall. The company is trying to reach as many individuals and families as possible. Using the company's signature Airstream vehicle, Giant pharmacists will hold mobile influenza…
Sep 23, 2020 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition