January 6, 2021

Here Are Arguments That Can Help Overcome COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

Pharmacists understand that the COVID-19 vaccines won’t end the pandemic unless they somehow get them into the arms of Americans. But what is the best way to persuade those who are hesitant to agree to a vaccine? A new survey offers some specific approaches that can be used to increase vaccine uptake. Here is more information.


Should COVID-19 Patients Discontinue Use of SGLT2 Inhibitors
for Diabetes?

COVID-19 infection could be especially risky in type 2 diabetes patients taking SGLT2 inhibitor therapy, according to a journal article. The report concerns five patients who had euglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis. Find out why researchers believe that could be related to their diabetes medication and suggest that it might be better to discontinue the drugs.               

Cancer-Protective Benefits
of Oral Contraceptives
Last Decades

Growing evidence over the years has bolstered the view that oral contraceptives are protective against both ovarian and endometrial cancer. A new study now suggests that the protective effect can last for decades and becomes stronger with longer use. Here are more details. 


Mail-Order Drugs Could Be Affected by Unsafe Temperatures

Pharmacists have a number of reasons to be concerned about patients receiving drugs through mail-order, primarily that they are not getting counseling and reviews that occur in brick-and-mortar drugstores. Find out other reasons that mailed drugs can be worrisome based on a presentation at a recent conference that points out how much time medications spend in unfavorable weather conditions.

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