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    TMA Convenes Expert Panel to Tackle Zika

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    TMA is working to get ahead of this year's highest-profile potential public health threat with the formation of a workgroup to strategize prevention and response to Zika virus disease.

    TMA Confronting Critical Issues On Zika Virus
  • Standing Order Allows Pharmacists to Prescribe Naloxone

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    The Texas Pharmacy Association (TPA) implemented an expansive physician-authorized "standing order" regarding the dispensing of naloxone/narcan, a fast-acting antidote that can be administered to someone who is overdosing on opioids. 

     

    When Will Standing Orders Go Into Effect?  
  • Right-to-Try Law Aims to Aid Terminally Ill Texans

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    Texas' right-to-try law makes experimental drugs more accessible to terminally ill patients when all other FDA-approved treatment options are unavailable or are unlikely to prolong life.

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  • DSHS Prioritizes Pregnant Women During Drug Shortage

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    Due to a critical shortage of Bicillin-LA (benzathine penicillin G), DSHS is prioritizing use of the drug in pregnant women infected with or exposed to syphilis within the past 90 days. DSHS is also allowing use of the drug to complete treatment in other patients who already have initiated the treatment series.

    How to Find the New Medication  
  • HPV Vaccination Trims Infection Rate; Could Prevent Cancer

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    A new study shows a vaccination is helping children and young women avoid a common cancer-causing virus. The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, when given to preteens and young adults, can help prevent them from getting cancer years later.

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  • Prevent Primary Liver Cancer

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    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is on the rise, making early screening crucial and potentially lifesaving.

    More on What Physicians Can Do