News you can use: health & drug safety updates

2018

  • September 19, 2018

    About one in seven Americans has diabetes, totaling nearly 30 million people, according to the CDC. The agency noted about 14% of U.S. adults have diabetes, with 10% and 4% representing diagnosed and undiagnosed cases, respectively. The agency noted increasing obesity rates and an aging population are contributing to the rise of diabetes in the U.S. 

  • September 14, 2018

    Up to 6 million Americans could have opioid use disorder, which is nearly triple the government's estimate of 2.1 million, according to new research from McKinsey and Co. The report found undiagnosed opioid use disorder in 82 percent of Medicaid beneficiaries in Massachusetts who received high-dosage treatments of opioids. 

  • September 14, 2018

    The FDA Office of Women’s Health, in collaboration with the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research and Center for Tobacco Products, will be hosting a 2-day public meeting on Opioid and Nicotine Use, Dependence, and Recovery: Influences of Sex and Gender. The conference will include presentations by experts in the field of opioid and tobacco research, professional education, and clinical care on the biological (sex) and sociological (gender) influences on use, misuse, and recovery.

  • August 30, 2018

    This brochure, prepared by the American Pharmacists Association, describes biologic medications and a type of biologic known as biosimilars, which are highly similar to biologics but may be less expensive for patients. The information is designed to help you make informed decisions about your health care treatment options.

  • August 20, 2018

    SAMHSA announces the release of the Spanish translation of the updated Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit. This toolkit offers strategies to health care providers, communities, and local governments for developing practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths.

  • August 1, 2018

    NCPIE served as co-editor for a monthly column in Pharmacy Today (American Pharmacists Association) January 2013 - August 2018. The “One-to-One” column is intended to help develop pharmacists’ medication communication and counseling skills to promote safe and appropriate medicine use. All of the articles are located in the "NCPIE In the News" Tab

  • August 1, 2018

    This publication from the Geronterogical Society of America focuses on an analysis of safety risks associated with OTC analgesics, including cardiovascular risks, gastrointestinal risks, and renal risks. Information from national and international treatment guidelines for the use of OTC analgesics in older adults, and details regarding recent labeling changes for OTC analgesics, is provided.  

  • July 24, 2018

    The NCPIE BeMedWise program under the auspices of NeedyMeds provides one-stop access to affordable medicines, patient information to promote safe use, storage and disposal of medicines

  • July 1, 2018

    NCPIE serves as co-editor for a monthly column in Pharmacy Today (American Pharmacists Association) The column is entitled “One-to-One” and is intended to help develop pharmacists’ medication communication and counseling skills to promote safe and appropriate medicine use.

  • June 27, 2018

    FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., invited internet stakeholders, government entities, academic researchers, and advocacy groups to attend a one-day Online Opioid Summit to discuss ways to collaboratively take stronger action in combatting the opioid crisis by reducing the availability of illicit opioids online.

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