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New Non-Hormonal Contraceptive Gel Found to Be Effective

Lactic acid, citric acid, and potassium bitartrate is a prescription combination, non-hormonal contraceptive gel found to be 86.3% effective with typical use.

Walgreens Receives Honor for Digital and Mobile Health Solutions in Fierce Innovation Awards 2020

Walgreens won the ‘Digital/Mobile Health Solutions’ category in the Fierce Innovation Awards - Healthcare Edition 2020.

FDA Approves Trelegy Ellipta as First Single Inhaler Triple Therapy for Asthma

This is the first and only, once-daily single inhaler triple therapy approved for the treatment of both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

National Study Shows Vaping, Marijuana Use in 2019 Rose in College-Age Adults

The 2019 survey results from the Monitoring the Future (MTF) study showed that vaping marijuana and nicotine rose sharply in the past 3 years among college age students, or students between 19 and 22 years of age.

Study: Babies Born in Fall at Higher Risk for Allergic Diseases

Researchers believe the progression of allergies begins with eczema in infancy before progressing to food allergies, asthma, and hay fever later in childhood.

Positive Results Announced From Phase 3 Adult Studies Evaluating 15-valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

Two phase 3 studies showed an investigational 15-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (V114, Merck) was well-tolerated among patients and met the primary immunogenicity objectives.

NAPNAP to Host Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccine

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) is hosting a TeamPeds Town Hall event, titled “COVID-19 Update and Vaccine Development,” to discuss what health care professionals should expect related to vaccine development and distribution.

New Generic Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Tablets Available on the Market

Methylphenidate hydrochloride extended-release tablets are indicated for the treatment of ADHD.

Study: Rate of Flu Immunizations Could Parallel COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance

Age, insurance status, and having a primary care provider are all important determinants, but short- and long-term interventions are necessary to increase vaccination rates.

Study Shows Flu Vaccine May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer Disease

Flu vaccination may introduce proteins used by the body to learn how to fight Alzheimer disease later on.