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Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of July 27 to 31

Physician’s Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of...
One-third of pharmacists say they do not have enough remdesivir to treat all COVID-19 patients who are eligible for it

Remdesivir Shortages Plague Some Hospitals, Pharmacists Say

One-third of pharmacists report that they do not have enough remdesivir to treat all eligible patients
Delayed treatment of upper respiratory tract infections with antibiotics is associated with an increased risk for hospital admissions

Delayed Treatment of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections Tied to Hospitalization Risk

However, delayed antibiotic prescribing was used similarly between high- and low-risk patients
Lack of parental intent to initiate and complete the human papillomavirus vaccine series for adolescents is a major public health concern

Teen HPV Vaccination Rates Suboptimal

Half of parents of unvaccinated teens have no intention to initiate the vaccine series
Nirsevimab prevents respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)-associated lower respiratory tract infections in healthy preterm infants

Nirsevimab Injection Cuts RSV-Linked Infections in Preemies

Maternal RSV fusion protein nanoparticle vaccine did not meet prespecified success criterion for efficacy
For gynecologic oncology patients with COVID-19

Most Gynecologic Cancer Therapy Not Tied to Higher COVID-19 Risk

Only recent immunotherapy use linked to death due to COVID-19 in gynecologic oncology patients
In individuals with prediabetes

Cinnamon Supplementation May Improve Blood Glucose Control

Findings support research on whether cinnamon can slow progression of prediabetes to type 2 diabetes
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent warning letters to seven companies for illegally selling products they claim will cure

FDA Warns Companies Illegally Selling Hangover Cures

People should be wary of any products that claim to prevent, treat, mitigate, or cure diseases
Increasing adherence to evidence-based prophylaxis protocols for epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor-associated rash can reduce interventions and toxicity-associated chemotherapy interruptions

Adherence to Prophylaxis for EGFRi-Linked Rash Beneficial

Adherence to prophylaxis protocols tied to drop in interventions, toxicity-linked chemo interruptions
Development of institutional policy and clinical support services is beneficial for pediatric hospitals interested in use of medical marijuana

Policy Guides Medical Marijuana Use at Pediatric Hospital

Eighty percent of pediatric patients seen by MMJ consultative service had an oncologic diagnosis