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Herpes zoster vaccine (Shingrix, GlaxoSmithKline) to prevent shingles

Herpes zoster vaccine (Shingrix, GlaxoSmithKline) to prevent shingles

Drug regulators in Europe and Japan have approved a recombinant, adjuvanted herpes zoster vaccine (Shingrix, GlaxoSmithKline) to prevent shingles (in Europe and Japan) and postherpetic neuralgia (in Europe only) in adults aged 50 years or older, the company has announced. Shingles is caused when the same varicella zoster virus that causes chickenpox becomes reactivated. In most […]

Our Other Prescription Drug Problem

Our Other Prescription Drug Problem

The epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose has appropriately garnered national attention and led to concerted efforts to reduce overprescribing of opioids, a major cause of today’s drug crisis. By contrast, there has been little effort to address inappropriate prescribing of benzodiazepines–controlled substances such as alprazolam, clonazepam, diazepam, and lorazepam.   Read more at N […]