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Annals of Long-Term Care
Researchers found that systemic cancer therapy for nursing home patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer is even less likely when patients have limitations that interfere with self-care.
First Report Managed Care
President Biden’s nominee for the US Department of Health and Human Services secretary position, Xavier Becerra, has long supported a single-payer system, however, experts wonder if that stance will change if he is appointed.
Annals of Long-Term Care
On Monday, Connecticut will be the first state to begin vaccinating anyone from age 55 to 64—instead of people with chronic health issues and essential workers.
Pharmacy Learning Network
Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc is recalling 17,664 bottles of Auryxia (ferric citrate) tablets because samples failed to meet dissolution specifications during testing.
Pharmacy Learning Network
The FDA is recalling a prescription antihistamine used to treat symptoms of vertigo.
Pharmacy Learning Network
Ascend Laboratories is recalling nine lots of cephalexin for oral suspension because impurity results during testing were “at [the] higher side of the specification limit.”
Annals of Long-Term Care
Researchers found that nursing home residents with advanced dementia had fewer hospital transfers when they resided in facilities that followed best practices for the integration of palliative care and infection management.
Pharmacy Learning Network
Health organizations have begun sending doctors and nurses to apartment buildings and private homes to vaccinate homebound older adults, but the efforts are slow and spotty.
First Report Managed Care
Renowned medical centers are among the quarter of general hospitals that will lose 1% of Medicare payments for one year because their patients have high rates of bedsores, sepsis and other preventable complications.
First Report Managed Care
Payments for HIV PrEP medication in the United States totaled more than $2.08 billion in 2018, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study recently published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
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