U.S. Pharmacist eNewsletter
May 2023

Transient Spike in Glucose Levels With COVID-19 Vaccines
Pharmacists not only administer most vaccines in the United States, but they also field several questions about side effects. A new study confirms the risk for a short-term spike in blood glucose measures after receiving the two-dose original vaccine. Diabetes patients concerned about that can be reassured that the effect is transient and should not keep them from further vaccination. Read more.


HPV Vaccination Reduces Oropharyngeal Cancer Rates in Men
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, which is recommended for young adults, can prevent more than 90% of cancers caused by HPV, such as cervical, vaginal, and vulva cancer in women, penile cancer in men, as well as anal and oropharyngeal cancer in both sexes. Learn more about two new studies that looked at the oropharyngeal cancer incidence in men.


RSV Illness in Older Adults in Community, Long-term Care
Cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in older adults have grown in recent years and are a significant cause of disease burden in those who live in the community, as well as those in long-term care. A new study published Open Forum Infectious Diseases pointed out the increasing need for effective vaccines and more prevention strategies. Read more.

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