Specialty Pharmacy News Digest

Important clinical developments of interest to specialty and other pharmacists.

Managing Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeds

Pharmacists are poised to ensure proper targeted treatment, assist with de-escalation of therapies when appropriate, and advise on reversal and reinitiation of antithrombotic agents.

Automatic Blood Glucose Monitoring

Traditional blood glucose meters raise barriers to checking that lead to poor adherence with monitoring recommendations, which directly correlates to higher HbA1c levels.

Prediabetes Trends Among U.S. Adults

Up to 70% of individuals with prediabetes will eventually develop type 2 diabetes, and without preventative interventions, many will progress to within 5 years.

Ventana PD-L1 (SP142) Assay

This test evaluates programmed death-ligand 1 expression in triple-negative breast cancer by analyzing a biopsy sample of the cancerous tissue.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common nerve condition that occurs when the median nerve in the arm is compressed at the wrist inside the carpal tunnel.

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