​​Pharmacy Roundup: This Week’s Top 5 Articles for September 30, 2022 

Every week we share our favorite articles that other organizations, associations, and companies are producing to help your pharmacy business thrive.

You’ll discover new strategies and tips to boost your independent community pharmacy business and to stay up to date on what’s happening in the pharmacy industry.

This week we chose five articles covering topics from multivitamins improving cognition to microrobots eliminating pneumonia in mice.

Artificial Pancreas Manages Blood-Sugar Levels in People With Type 1 Diabetes

Pharmacy Today reports that the bionic pancreas, manufactured by Beta Bionics, does a better job of lowering average blood-sugar levels than other interventions.

Multivitamin Minerals May Improve Cognition in Older Adults

Daily multivitamin minerals showed a significant benefit on global cognition when compared to a placebo. The effect was highest in people with cardiovascular disease. Visit Pharmacy Times for more information.

New Study Found Breath Tests Can Lead to More Personalized Therapies for IBS

News Medical Life Sciences shares findings of a new study that found a relationship between breath test results and the gut microbiome, each being a predictor of IBS phenotypes.

Simple Nasal Washes Can Prevent Hospitalization and Deaths from COVID-19

If applied twice a day following a positive diagnosis of COVID, simple nasal washes with mild saline water cuts the severity of the disease, according to research led by the U.S.-based Augusta University. Visit News Medical Life Sciences to learn more.

Microrobots Eliminate Pneumonia-Causing Bacteria in the Lungs of Mice

Microscopic robots developed by nanoengineers can swim around in the lungs, deliver medication, and be used to clear up life-threatening cases of bacterial pneumonia in mice. Visit Science Daily for the full story.

A Member-Owned Company Serving Independent Pharmacies

PBA Health is dedicated to helping independent pharmacies reach their full potential on the buy-side of their business. Founded and owned by pharmacists, PBA Health serves independent pharmacies with group purchasing services, wholesaler contract negotiations, proprietary purchasing tools, and more.

An HDA member, PBA Health operates its own NABP-accredited secondary wholesaler with more than 6,000 SKUs, including brands, generics, narcotics CII-CV, cold-storage products, and over-the-counter (OTC) products — offering the lowest prices in the secondary market.

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