CDC Study Shows mRNA Vaccination During Pregnancy Protects Infants From COVID-19February 21st 2022
The CDC released the first real world data February 15 in a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) that infants younger than 6 months were overall 61% less likely to be hospitalized from COVID-19 if their mothers were vaccinated during pregnancy through completion of a 2-dose primary mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series with either Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) or Moderna (Spikevax).
In First 2022 Recall, Metformin Pulled Back Because of Carcinogenic NDMAJanuary 14th 2022
Problems with N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA)-contaminated metformin were identified by the FDA in 2020. Viona Pharmaceuticals announced in earlier this month that it was recalling 23 lots of the popular diabetes medication.
Medication Safety Considerations for COVID-19 Treatment PaxlovidJanuary 11th 2022
Smaller doses are recommended for people with moderate renal impairment and the treatment should not be taken by people with serious kidney disease. There are also drug interactions to be aware of because Paxlovid is an inhibitor of CYP3A.