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Clinical briefs for Tuesday, April 20

FDA revokes a COVID antibody drug; others remain available … Once-a-week insulin treatment equals daily therapy in diabetes study … Two remedesivir drug combo treatments equally effective, NIH study finds … Bill proposes expanded senior access to community pharmacies … Boosters in our future? Drugmakers appear to be planning on it … CDC: Spring flu spike of years past hasn’t happened in 2021

Clinical briefs for Monday, April 19

Skin reactions typically mild after coronavirus vaccinations: study … You probably have an asymptomatic infection right now, and it’s not COVID … Back pain management protocol for older adults uses proprioception … Dialysis patients should be prioritized for vaccines in state schedules, experts say
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Stable LTC antipsychotic prescribing in 2020 may reflect success of U.S. reduction initiatives

University of Michigan researchers have found relatively minimal changes in central nervous system-active medication use among Michigan nursing home residents with dementia following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a finding that may be explained in part by regulatory pressures to reduce antipsychotic prescribing in U.S. skilled nursing facilities.  With the disruptions in daily routines…

Clinical briefs for Friday, April 16

CDC advisers delay decision on J&J shot … Breast cancer treatment in patients over 70 can be safely reduced, new study finds … Lack of caregiver support, cognitive and sensory decline biggest barriers in telehealth use among older adults … Stroke risk remains elevated 5 years after traumatic brain injury

Clinical briefs for Thursday, April 15

Census Bureau’s new tracker follows COVID vaccine rates and hesitancy trends … Exercise may help slow cognitive decline for some with Parkinson’s disease … France says it will continue giving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to seniors … COPD meds delivered early in COVID reduce severity and time to recovery: study

Clinical briefs for Wednesday, April 14

NIH updates monoclonal antibody COVID treatment protocols … Surveyed community pharmacists say vaccine supply is bigger problem than patient reluctance … B.1.1.7 variant more transmissible but does not increase disease severity, two new studies suggest … The U.S. nears universal COVID vaccine eligibility for adults … CDC studies breakthrough COVID infections: The vaccines are protective, but not by 100% … Michigan warned to shut down again due to COVID surge
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