June 28, 2023

Once-Weekly Insulin Effective in T2D Patients on Other Medications

Patient acceptance of daily insulin injections and adherence to them when prescribed are two troubling issues in type 2 diabetes (T2D) treatment. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that a once-weekly type of insulin is effective and might help alleviate some of those concerns, requiring 52 shots instead of 365. Read more.


Low-Dose Aspirin Increases Anemia, Bleeding Risks in Older Adults

Concerns about the risk of major bleeding are common when older adults use daily low-dose aspirin. A recent study that sought to investigate the effect of low-dose aspirin on incident anemia, hemoglobin, and serum ferritin concentrations raised further concerns, however. Find out how much more likely it was for those on daily aspirin to have anemia and low iron levels.

Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy Lowers Risk of Lung Cancer

The benefits and risks of hormone therapy (HT) have been debated among healthcare providers for the past 2 decades, and findings regarding the augmented risk of developing lung cancer have been inconsistent. According to findings from a study, the use of HT for menopause does not increase a woman’s risk—and may actually aid in lowering the risk—of developing lung cancer. Read more.


Automatic Blood Glucose Monitoring

In a new Pharmacist Recommendation Series video, U.S. Pharmacist Editor-in-Chief Robert Davidson discusses the POGO Automatic Blood Glucose (BG) monitoring system with Clinical Pharmacist Tammie Lee Demler. POGO Automatic is the first and only FDA-cleared BG monitoring system with 10-test cartridge technology, eliminating the need for separate lancets and glucose strips. Click here to view video.

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