Amoxicillin shortage continues amid rising Strep A cases 

The prevalence of illnesses like COVID-19, the flu, and RSV is already challenging, and now there’s a notable increase in strep throat cases, putting parents in a tricky situation.   Adding to this,... Read more »

Despite the latest iPhone release, Apple’s sales have continued to fall 

Even though demand for iPhones has been high recently, Apple has still seen a persistent sales decline. Other services like the streaming platform Apple TV+ have also done well, but this hasn’t... Read more »

The growing burden of high childcare costs hits families 

Many people have been troubled by rising inflation for the majority of the year. The slowing economy has meant a number of changes for consumers, including higher prices for essentials like food,... Read more »

Why more shoppers are now embracing secondhand shopping

Secondhand shopping is rapidly emerging as a fresh approach for both buying and saving, and we can attribute this shift, at least in part, to inflation.  Inflation has ushered in a wave... Read more »

FDA considers an application for at-home flu vaccine approval

On Tuesday, AstraZeneca announced that the US Food and Drug Administration is currently reviewing an application regarding the possibility of allowing self-administration of the nasal spray flu vaccine, FluMist.  Since its introduction... Read more »

Figures show a growing crisis of homelessness in England 

According to recent data, homelessness in England has surged by 6.8% compared to the previous year, with a significant number of people placed in temporary housing. The new data comes from the... Read more »

The number of overdoses is still rising, according to recent data 

Following the news that Narcan will soon be available over-the-counter in US pharmacies, new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that 2023 is set to have even... Read more »

FDA considers whether to remove over-the-counter allergy medicines from pharmacies 

Phenylephrine is a common ingredient in many over-the-counter and cold medications, including Benadryl Allergy Plus Congestion, Sudafed PE, Tylenol Cold and Flu Severe Day & Night, and Vicks Sinex. But, these products... Read more »

Narcan will soon be available over-the-counter in the US 

The drug Narcan (naloxone) is sometimes used as a way to counter opioid overdoses. Up until now, it’s only been available with a prescription from a doctor, which has severely restricted the... Read more »

Non-Prime Amazon customers can now use Amazon Fresh 

Amazon has announced that its Amazon Fresh service will be opened up to non-Prime members, as one of several changes to its grocery services. Unlike Amazon Prime customers who have benefited from... Read more »