September 29, 2021

Factors That Can Affect Adherence to Oral Liquid Medications

According to the World Health Organization, patients may not be taking 50% of their medications as prescribed by providers, and this omission of therapy can lead to negative health-related outcomes (including but not limited to treatment failures, hospital admissions, and increased costs). Here is more information.


When Will COVID Vaccines Be Available for Children 5 to 11 Years?

A lower-dose version of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine reportedly is safe and effective for children aged 5 to 11 years. But when will it actually be available for pharmacists to administer? Assuming no big problems are found, current and former public health officials predict approval at the end of October or the beginning of November. Here is more information.

GLP-1R Agonists Appear to Lower Glaucoma Risk in
T2D Patients

Add another item to the list of conditions for which glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R) agonists are thought to lower risks. The glucose-lowering drugs already are considered beneficial in preventing cardiovascular and kidney disease. Now, find out how much the drugs reduced the risk of glaucoma in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D).


Most mRNA Vaccine Allergies to Stabilizers Not Active Components

Much to pharmacists’ relief, severe allergic reactions are rare in those receiving mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, although they do occur. A new study found something interesting about those adverse effects: they tend to be a reaction to stabilizers, not the essential ingredients in the vaccines, and generally are easier to treat and resolve. Here is more information.

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