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Skin Patch for Peanut Allergies: A Promising New Therapeutic Approach

A wearable patch that delivers small amounts of peanut protein through the skin shows promise for treating children and young adults with peanut allergy, with greater benefits for younger children, according to one-year results from [...]

November 8th, 2016|Blog, Medicine|

FDA Approves Merck’s ZINPLAVA® for Preventing Return of Clostridium Difficile Infections (CDI)

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved bezlotoxumab injection (ZINPLAVA®, Merck) to reduce the recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in patients aged 18 years or older1-3. The human monoclonal antibody is specifically [...]

November 3rd, 2016|Blog, News|

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Publishes the First Set of National Guidelines Regarding Controlled Substances Diversion Prevention Guidelines

On 10/28/2016 the American Society if Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) announced the publishing of the first set of national guidelines designed to help healthcare organizations devise and implement strategies to prevent the diversion of controlled substances. [...]

November 1st, 2016|Blog, Pharmacy|

FDA Awards 21 Grants to Stimulate Product Development for Rare Diseases

On October 17, 2016 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has awarded 21 new clinical trial research grants totaling more than $23 million over the next four years to boost the [...]

October 24th, 2016|Blog, News|

60% of Americans with Diabetes Skip Annual Sight-Saving Exams

People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious eye diseases, yet most do not have sight-saving annual eye exams, according to a large study presented this week at AAO 2016, the 120th annual [...]

October 24th, 2016|Blog, News|

New Denmark Study Links Schizophrenia Risk Increase with Alcohol & Drug Abuse

The question of whether drug abuse increases the risk of developing schizophrenia and other mental illnesses has been a hotly debated topic for decades. New research from Denmark that includes data from more than 3 [...]

October 24th, 2016|Blog, News|