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Single-Payer System Would Likely Save Money
Largest savings predicted to come from simplified billing and lower drug costs
Thursday, January 16, 2020

ACA Tied to Narrowing of Disparities in Access to Care
Nationwide improvements in insurance coverage and access to care seen, even in nonexpansion states
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Ageism Predicts Significantly Worse Health Outcomes
Older persons who are less educated particularly likely to have adverse health effects of ageism
Thursday, January 16, 2020

FDA: Weight Control Drug Lorcaserin May Raise Cancer Risk
Health care providers should balance the benefits of taking lorcaserin against the potential risks
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Evolution of Approval, Regulation Processes for Drugs Explored
FDA drug review times down from 1983 to 2017, but time from clinical testing to approval did not change
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Vaccine Program Recovery Difficult After Public Scares
Misinformation is threat to resilience of vaccination programs globally, authors say
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Behavioral Therapy First Step for Overactive Bladder in Men
Combination therapy better than drug therapy alone, but not better than behavioral therapy alone
Monday, January 13, 2020

Intensive Systolic BP Control May Not Benefit All Older Adults
No real benefit seen for adults ≥80 years with lower cognitive function
Monday, January 13, 2020

Mandatory Vaccination Ups Prevalence of Vaccine Coverage
Measles, pertussis vaccination increased in European countries with mandatory vaccination
Monday, January 13, 2020

Two More Heartburn Meds Recalled Due to Possible Carcinogen
One California lab claims heat is raising NDMA levels in ranitidine tablets
Friday, January 10, 2020

California May Start Producing Its Own Medicines
Proposal also includes a single market for drug pricing in the state
Friday, January 10, 2020

Neighborhood Disadvantage Impacts Hospital Quality Ratings
Hospitals serving communities with higher social risk have lower-quality ratings
Friday, January 10, 2020

CDC Warns of Tough Flu Season Ahead
Most unusual part of the flu season is that influenza B strain has proven to be dominant
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Clinical Guidelines Developed for Managing Nosebleeds
Ongoing active bleeding should be treated with nasal packing; patients should be educated on packing
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Large Gap Found in Health Administrative Spending for U.S., Canada
$2,497 per capita spent on administration in the United States in 2017 versus $551 in Canada
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Patient Share of Out-of-Network Costs Rising
From 2012 to 2017, out-of-pocket costs nearly doubled for out-of-network hospital care
Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Vaccination Rates Improved With Removal of Nonmedical Exemptions
In California, MMR coverage increased in postpolicy period, while nonmedical exemptions decreased
Monday, December 23, 2019

Enrollment in Affordable Care Act Holds Steady for Third Straight Year
However, fate of the program remains uncertain
Monday, December 23, 2019

Number of Teens Vaping Marijuana on the Rise
Two studies show increasing self-reported use among both middle and high school students
Monday, December 23, 2019

Gabapentinoids, Opioids Combo Carries Risk for Breathing Problems
Serious breathing problems can occur in patients who use gabapentinoids with opioids or other CNS depressants
Friday, December 20, 2019

Misuse of Nonopioid Medications Appears to Be on the Rise in U.S.
Increases seen for misuse/abuse, suicide attempts, and hospitalizations linked to gabapentin, baclofen
Thursday, December 19, 2019

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