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Latest Pharmacy News

Prenatal Fluconazole Exposure Increases Neonatal Risks

Maternal exposure to fluconazole during pregnancy may increase the risk for spontaneous abortion, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.

Early Intensive Treatment May Improve Long-Term MS Outcomes

Long-term outcomes are more favorable for early intensive treatment versus first-line moderate-efficacy disease-modifying therapy in multiple sclerosis, according to a study published online Feb. 18 in JAMA Neurology.

Combo Regimens Effective for Tx of Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer

For first-line therapy of metastatic renal cell carcinoma, pembrolizumab plus axitinib and avelumab plus axitinib both show improved survival versus sunitinib, according to two studies published online Feb. 16 in the New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, held from Feb. 14 to 16 in San Francisco.

Discharge Opioid Rx for Heart Dz Patients May Impact Follow-Up

For patients with an admitting diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome and/or acute decompensated heart failure, opioid prescription at discharge is not significantly associated with unplanned health care utilization or mortality but is associated with reduced odds of completed planned health care utilization, according to a study published in the Feb. 5 issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association.