U.S. Pharmacist Weekly News Update
September 11, 2019

Hormone Therapy Linked
to Persistent Increased
Breast-Cancer Risk

Pharmacists have fielded questions about menopausal hormone therapy for decades. The latest research confirms increased breast-cancer risk with most types of hormone therapy and also reveals that the higher risk continues for a decade. Here is more information.


CDC Expands Age Indication
for One Flu Vaccine, Changes Dosage for Another

Younger children should have more access to quadrivalent influenza vaccines this influenza season, thanks to new recommendations from the CDC. Find out how the age indication has changed for Alfuria Quadrivalent, and how the recommended dose volume for Fluzone Quadrivalent has changed for children.

Less Blood Product Needed to Stabilize Patients Receiving Arginine Vasopressin
Knowing that severe hemorrhagic shock is associated with arginine vasopressin (AVP) deficiency, researchers sought to determine if supplementation would help. They determined that trauma patients getting AVP required fewer blood products to stabilize. Here are more details.

Teens Taking Oral Contraceptives Appear to Have Higher
Adult-Depression Rates

Could using birth control pills as teenagers increase women's risk for depression later in life? Find out why a new study suggests that could be the case. It reveals that teenage birth control pill users were 1.7 to three times more likely to be clinically depressed in adulthood than those who either started using oral contraceptives in adulthood or never took the pills.

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