The top news stories in primary care today.
Researchers are developing a new method of pharmaceutical 3D printing for children. They plan to design tablets into kid-friendly shapes, flavors, and doses. While the project’s focus is on pediatric AIDS, researchers believe it will become applicable to a wide variety of medications for children and adults alike.
The Food and Drug Administration has determined that oral phenylephrine does not work as a nasal decongestant. Nearly half of U.S. households today purchase over the counter medications containing phenylephrine, many doing so multiple times a year. The FDA document noted that buyers should make alternative choices but did not provide guidance on what those should be.
Deaths from dog bites reached an all-time high in 2021, a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention proves. From 2011-2021, 468 deaths from dog attacks occurred. In recent years, more females than males were killed.