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Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
RAND researchers recommend private insurers move toward fixed-price arrangements
Friday, May 17, 2019

Many Lives Could Be Saved if All Hospitals Had Grade A Rating
Patients at D, F hospitals have 91.8 percent increased risk for avoidable death compared with A hospitals
Friday, May 17, 2019

Recs Updated for TB Screening, Treatment in Health Care Workers
Guidelines include preplacement TB risk assessment, postexposure symptom evaluation and testing
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Thyroid Hormones Not Endorsed for Subclinical Hypothyroidism
Almost all adults with SCH would not benefit from treatment with thyroid hormones
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Late-Onset Type 1 Diabetes Often Misdiagnosed as Type 2
Almost one-third of people older than 30 when first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes have type 1
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Prophylactic Antibiotic Cuts Infection Risk After Operative Vaginal Birth
Benefits seen following operative vaginal birth at 36 weeks of gestation or later
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Heart Patients at Risk When Pharmacies Close
Study shows link between pharmacy closures and medication noncompliance among patients with CVD
Monday, May 13, 2019

Fournier Gangrene Is Safety Concern With SGLT2 Inhibitors
FDA identified 55 cases of FG in patients on SGLT2 inhibitors from March 2013 through January 2019
Monday, May 13, 2019

Prior Training Increases Internists' Knowledge of PrEP for HIV
IM residents with training report more frequent prescribing, higher comfort level in educating patients
Monday, May 13, 2019

Health Professionals Supportive of Medicinal Cannabis
However, across medicine, pharmacy, and nursing, providers need more information
Friday, May 10, 2019

Generic Version of Truvada Available in U.S. by Sept. 2020
Activists have been urging Gilead to make the generic drug more widely available
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Progesterone Offers No Benefit for Bleeding in Early Pregnancy
Progesterone administered in first trimester does not result in significantly more live births
Thursday, May 9, 2019

CDC: Uninsurance Levels Did Not Change Significantly in 2018
Uninsurance increased among adults aged 45 to 64 years; increase seen in high-deductible health plans
Thursday, May 9, 2019

American Urological Association, May 3-6

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Low Glucose Levels at Hospital Discharge Tied to Poor Outcomes
Patients with diabetes and hypoglycemia have higher readmission rate, postdischarge mortality
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

In 2015 to 2016, 45.8 Percent of U.S. Population Used Rx Drugs
Prescription drug use increased with age, reaching 85.0 percent for those aged 60 years and older
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

External Reference Pricing Could Cut Drug Costs in U.S.
Prices averaged 3.2 to 4.1 times higher in U.S.; differential varied from 1.3 to 70.1 for individual drugs
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Efforts Needed to Ensure Publication of All Trials
67 trials ID'd that were unreported for median of nine years after completion, with 87,883 participants
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Microbial Toxins Found in Electronic Cigarette Products
Endotoxin and glucan concentrations seen in cartridge and e-liquid samples
Friday, May 3, 2019

More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Medical Financial Hardship
Hardship in material, psychological, behavioral domains more likely for those age 18 to 64 versus ≥65
Friday, May 3, 2019

FDA Puts Tough Warning Label on Ambien, Lunesta, Other Sleep Aids
Move spurred by 66 cases of 'complex sleep behaviors' after taking the insomnia medications
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Combo Nicotine Replacement Tx Ups Success in Quitting Smoking
Higher doses of nicotine gum and patches also may increase quit rate
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Nonpharmacologic Tx Enhances Care of Opioid-Exposed Newborns
Reduction seen in length of hospital stay and in use of medication to treat neonatal abstinence
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Liraglutide Added to Metformin Effective for Type 2 Diabetes
Trial shows superiority of liraglutide with respect to glycemic control in children, adolescents
Monday, April 29, 2019

Intensive Blood Pressure Therapy Aids Patients With T2DM
Overall death from any cause reduced, regardless of cardiovascular risk
Monday, April 29, 2019

12 Percent of Caregivers Have Pediatric Flu Vaccine Hesitancy
Most hold inaccurate beliefs about flu, flu shots, including believing child will be protected with one shot
Monday, April 29, 2019

Gender Differences Seen in Adverse Drug Reactions
Differences found in reaction symptoms and types of drugs tied to adverse reactions
Friday, April 26, 2019

Dapagliflozin Improves Glucose Outcomes in Type 1 Diabetes
Benefits observed without increase in time spent in hypoglycemic range
Friday, April 26, 2019

CDC Provides Clarification of Opioid Prescribing Guideline
Misapplication of the guideline can put patient health and safety at risk
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Some Children With Asthma Miss Critical Step in Inhaler Use
More children miss a critical step when using spacer with mouthpiece versus spacer with mask
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Malawi First Country to Immunize Children Against Malaria
The vaccine, called Mosquirix, was approved by the European Medicines Agency in 2015
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Metformin May Help Obese With Prediabetes Maintain Weight Loss
Results seen in post hoc analysis performed in Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study
Monday, April 22, 2019

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