Diana Ernst, RPh

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Patient Develops Glandular Tularemia After Taking Care of Sick Cat

Patient Develops Glandular Tularemia After Taking Care of Sick Cat

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The 68-year-old patient reported having a fever for 1 week followed by progressive, painful swelling on the right side of his neck for 2 months.

Omadacycline Approved for  Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia, Skin Infections

Omadacycline Approved for Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia, Skin Infections

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The approval was based on Phase 3 data from 2 studies in ABSSSI, where treatment with Nuzyra was compared with linezolid, and 1 study in CABP comparing Nuzyra with moxifloxacin. Across all 3 trials, Nuzyra was found to be effective and generally safe and well-tolerated.

Amikacin Inhalation Suspension Approved for Mycobaterium Avium Infection

Amikacin Inhalation Suspension Approved for Mycobaterium Avium Infection

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Arikayce is intended for oral inhalation use and is administered via the Lamira Nebulizer System only.

Patient Develops Rare Extrapulmonary Manifestation of Tuberculosis

Patient Develops Rare Extrapulmonary Manifestation of Tuberculosis

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The patient, a 42-year-old female with systemic lupus erythematosus treated with mycophenolate mofetil and prednisone, reported swelling and pain in the fifth finger of her left hand for about 1-week.

CDC: Updated Influenza Vaccination Recommendations for 2018-2019

CDC: Updated Influenza Vaccination Recommendations for 2018-2019

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In general, routine annual vaccination is recommended for all patients ≥6 months of age who have no contraindications.

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