November 30, 2022

Vitamin D Not Beneficial for Statin-Related Muscle Pain

In an effort to prevent the discontinuation of statins, clinicians often recommend vitamin D supplementation to users who complain of muscle aches. While that strategy was supported in some observational studies, the first randomized, double-blind trial published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found no real benefit of vitamin D in relieving pain or keeping people on statins. Read more.


TRICARE Removed 15,000 Independent Pharmacies From Network

The removal of about 15,000 independent pharmacists from the network of the military health system created an uproar, including from members of Congress. Express Scripts, which manages the pharmacy retail network under a contract with the Department of Defense, now says those pharmacies will have another chance to join. Find out why there is skepticism that will change the situation much.

mRNA Vaccine Makes a Difference in Myocarditis Incidence

A large population study in British Columbia finds the greatest risk of myocarditis occurs after the second dose among males aged 18 to 29 years who received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Administering the Pfizer vaccine instead in that age group appears to make a difference, the researchers advised. Learn more about their results posted in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.


Factors Feeding Low Prescribing of ARNIs in HFrEF

More than 6 million people in the United States have a heart failure diagnosis. Some models suggest that prescribing angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitors (ARNIs) to heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) patients could save more than 30,000 deaths per year. Yet, the medication is underprescribed, and financial issues appear to be the primary cause, according to a new study. Read more.

Facebook   Twitter   USP Google App   USP itunes App
U.S. Pharmacist
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Advertisement Advertisement