CDC Panel Recommends Against Flu Vaccine Nasal Spray
Pharmacists should be aware that by the time the next influenza immunization season rolls around, live attenuated flu vaccine in nasal spray form might no longer be recommended by CDC. Why has an advisory committee recommended the change?
New Scale Helps Determine Which Older Patients Need Medication Assistance
Which older patients are more likely to struggle with taking their prescriptions correctly? A new study identifies the factors most likely to cause problems with complying with medications. Here are the details.
Mobile App Helps Calculate Risk-Benefit of Aspirin for CVD Prevention Taking low-dose aspirin can help prevent or delay a first heart attack or stroke but carries some risk of gastrointestinal or other bleeding. Find out how a new mobile application can help clinicians and patients determine when the benefits of using aspirin outweigh the dangers.
Physicians Seek Partnership With Pharmacists to Reduce Opioid Overdoses
The American Medical Associations wants physicians to work more closely with community pharmacists to increase availability of naloxone to reverse opioid overdoses. Here is more information on what the medical group is proposing.