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March 1, 2018

Some Asthma Medications Affect Fertility in Women Seeking to Have Children
Pharmacists can share some important information with asthma patients seeking to become pregnant. A new study reports that the type of asthma treatment can have a strong influence on fertility. Here are more details.

Flu Vaccine 36% Effective Overall; Less for Predominant Strain
As difficult as it can be to persuade Americans to be vaccinated against the flu, reports of low effectiveness aren’t helping. The CDC is urging pharmacists to soldier on, however, pointing out that flu shots can reduce flu severity and hospitalization. Here is what public health officials report.

Rheumatology Group’s White Paper Urges Use of Biosimilar Products When Appropriate
Biosimilar use got a big endorsement recently from the American College of Rheumatology. Find out what the group had to say in a recent white paper, as well as the counter-arguments the authors are facing.

Chemotherapy Use Declines for Breast Cancer Patients Although Guidelines Didn’t Change
In some surprising news, a recent study reports that chemotherapy use declined from 2013 to 2015 in patients with breast cancer. At least one factor was that oncologists recommended that treatment regimen less often. Why do researchers think that occurred?

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