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First FDA approved CGRP Blocking Migraine Prevention Med

The first migraine prevention medication was approved by the FDA in May, 2018. Pharmaceutical companies Amgen and Novartis designed the CGRP receptor blocking monthly injection Aimovig (erenumab-aooe) as a game changer for those who suffer from migraines. Aimovig is...

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The Predicted Effects of New Hypertension Guidelines

It has been six months since ACC/AHA changed the hypertension(HTN) guidelines, effectively reclassifying 31 million more US adults from ‘high or elevated blood pressure’ to HTN. The new hypertension guidelines define HTN Stage 1 as systolic from 130-139 or HG...

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Robots for Nurses

With predicted deficits in the nursing workforce and an increasing focus on positive patient experiences and outcomes, robotics specialists are stepping in to create solutions. Here are a few recent and pending inventions to assist nurses.   Save Time on Vitals In...

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Preparing for New Year’s Eve with PEPID

The numbers are staggering. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) there are an average of 300,000 drunk driving accidents per day. It’s a problem magnified during the holiday season, capped off by New Year’s Eve. PEPID is here to help you prepare. Here’s a...

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Preparing for Christmas Catastrophes with PEPID

The holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year, but that’s not always the case. In fact, for some the holiday season could mean it’s time to deck the halls with gauze and band-aids. In 100 hospitals spread throughout the U.S., The Consumer Product Safety...

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Repercussions of the Wildfires & How to Treat Them

California wildfires are ravaging thousands of acres of land in California. Many displaced victims will be seeking treatment away from home with many problems associated with the fires. Here are the most common health problems emergency departments will see. Click to...

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World AIDS Day: 3 Reasons to be Optimistic

World Aids Day is Friday, December 1. It's a day to bring awareness to HIV/AIDS, a disease that took more than one million lives in 2016 alone. Luckily, we’re closer than ever before to finding a cure. Here are three methods that could hold the keys to curing this...

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Killing Cancer with CAR-T Cell Therapy

There’s a new immunotherapy approach that could change the way cancer is treated in the future. It’s called CAR-T cell therapy and it’s showing promising results in small clinical trials treating children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and adults with...

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ASHP’s 75th Anniversary … Will We See You There?

  We’re very excited to announce that the PEPID team will be attending the 75th Anniversary ASHP conference. ASHP's Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition brings in more than 25,000 pharmacy professionals, making it the largest gathering of pharmacy professionals in...

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5 Ways to Help Patients Quit Smoking

An estimated 480,000 Americans die each year from issues associated with smoking cigarettes. According to the CDC, tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of death in the United States. Even worse, these illnesses cost more than $300 billion each year -...

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7 Hospital Horror Stories for Halloween

Any health care professional can tell you, Halloween or not, some pretty scary things can happen on the job at any given moment. ’Tis the season to be spooky, so we’ve decided to round up a few hospital horror stories to make your Halloween a little bit more …...

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