August 11, 2021

Demand for COVID-19 Vaccine Jumps Substantially in Some Parts of U.S.

Walgreens and CVS Health both report high demand for COVID-19 vaccines and testing in certain parts of the United States. The increase is estimated to be more than 30% in some locations. Find out where and what appears to be behind the deluge.


LQTS Patients on Progestin-Only OCs Should Also Take
Beta Blockers

Women with congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) can have problems with cardiac events while taking progestin-only oral contraceptives. The use of beta-blockers appears highly protective, however, according to the researchers. Here is more information. 

FDA Approves First Interchangeable Biosimilar Insulin for Diabetes Treatment

The first interchangeable biosimilar insulin appears to be a game-changer for diabetes treatment in the United States. Find out how the new product is priced and why the FDA thinks it will potentially be more cost-effective for patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. 


CDC Urges Test for Both COVID-19/Flu as Replacement for
PCR Assay

The information from the CDC was straightforward, but the firestorm of misinformation that followed was not. Public health officials recommended use of an assay that measured infection with both influenza and COVID-19 instead of the current CDC 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel, which is being dropped at the end of the year. Here are the facts.

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