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Major Insurers Offer $55 Million to Lower Generic Drug Costs
Nonprofit Civica Rx reached deal with Blue Cross Blue Shield and 18 of its member organizations
Thursday, January 23, 2020

CDC: HIV-1/HIV-2 Differentiation Test Increasingly Used in U.S.
Number of HIV-2 diagnoses remains low; more false positives seen with greater use of differentiation test
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Fewer Than Half of Clinical Trials Comply With Reporting Laws
Compliance with Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 low, not improving
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Abdominal Obesity Linked to Recurrent Atherosclerotic CVD
Risk for recurrent atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease increased after myocardial infarction
Thursday, January 23, 2020

JumpstartMD Commercial Program Seems Effective for Weight Loss
Frequent health coach meetings are major determinant of weight loss for men and women
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Systolic BP Variability in Young Adults May ID Later CVD Risk
Variability independent of the mean in SBP in young adults linked to CVD events, all-cause mortality
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Production of Two Excedrin Painkillers Halted
Inconsistencies found in ingredients for Excedrin Extra Strength and Excedrin Migraine
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Fast-Track Review of ACA Lawsuit Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court
Decision means it is highly unlikely that they would decide the case before the 2020 election
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Time of Day for Taking Warfarin Does Not Matter
Morning or evening administration makes no difference on time outside target INR range
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

2008 to 2016 Saw Decline in Primary Care Visits for Children
Increases seen in visits to other acute care venues and to specialists during the same period
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Low-Carb, Low-Fat Diets Not Tied to Mortality Overall
However, unhealthy low-carb diet, low-fat diet associated with higher total mortality
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

ACP: Medicare for All Needed to Fix 'Ill' U.S. Health Care System
American College of Physicians has endorsed two proposals being discussed by Democratic presidential candidates
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Evidence Lacking for Identifying Optimal Primary Care Panel Size
Evidence insufficient for impact of increasing panel size on health care outcomes, provider burnout
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Primary Care Screening for Dementia Not Harmful
No increases for depressive, anxiety symptoms seen with screening in rural, suburban, urban primary care clinics
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Wearable Device Data May Help Predict Flu-Like Illness Patterns
Fitbit data significantly improved prediction of influenza-like illness in top five states with most users
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Cognitive Behavioral Program Benefits Patients With Diabetes
Peer-delivered program tied to improvements in quality of life, physical activity, pain
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Americans Lack Knowledge About Eye Health
Survey shows gap between Americans' perceived knowledge and actual knowledge
Friday, January 17, 2020

Longer External Ventricular Drain Closures Needed to Read ICP
Intracranial pressure equilibrium reached in only 22.9 percent of external ventricular drain closures
Friday, January 17, 2020

Level of Antibiotic Prescribing High for Children in Tennessee
Nearly 25 percent of overall, broad-spectrum antibiotic prescriptions written by 1.7 percent of providers
Friday, January 17, 2020

Decline in Mortality Seen in Diabetes Patients in Hong Kong
Decline in all-cause mortality from 2001 to 2016 not statistically significant for those aged 20 to 44 years
Friday, January 17, 2020

CDC: Many Americans Are Inactive, With Southerners Faring Worse
Agency releases new estimates of physical inactivity across states and U.S. territories
Thursday, January 16, 2020

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

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

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

CDC: Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Over
Agency lifts advisory against romaine lettuce from the Salinas Valley growing region in California
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Risk for Suicide Increased in Children, Teens Who Self-Harm
Suicide rate in United Kingdom among youth who self-harm more than 30-fold higher than expected rate
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

BP Measures Progress More Rapidly in Women Than Men
Steeper increase in BP seen as early as the third decade in women, continued through life course
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Experts Call for Pediatric Consideration in EMS Planning
Recommendations address planning of EMS dispatch protocols, operations, and physician oversight
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

N.J. Lawmakers Pass Bill to Ban Flavored Vaping Products
Bill will take effect 90 days after being signed by the governor
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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

Less Than a Quarter of Medicare Patients Participate in Cardiac Rehab
Participation lower among women than men, among Hispanics and non-Hispanic blacks versus whites
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

Telemedicine Visits Comparable for Glycemic Control in T1DM
Telemedicine instead of office visit did not change outcomes in patients with suboptimal glycemic control
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

15-Year-Old Texas Teen Youngest in U.S. to Die From Vaping
Officials say teen had 'chronic underlying medical condition,' but condition has not been identified
Friday, January 10, 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

Uterine Balloon Tamponade for Postpartum Bleeding Seems Safe
Inexpensive device shows high success rate for stopping bleeding with low complication rate
Friday, January 10, 2020

Risk for Gluten Exposure High With Specific School Activities
High risk found for paper mâché, cooked pasta in sensory table, baking project but not dry pasta, Play-Doh
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

Perceived Risks of E-Cigarettes Vary With Demographics
Among youth, adjusted odds of perceiving harm from nicotine higher in girls, lower in urban residents
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

Open Water Regulations Linked to Lower Drowning Death Rates
Open water drowning death rates lower in states with more types of regulations in dose-response pattern
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Pediatric Respiratory Visits Increased During Lilac Fire
Excess respiratory visits seen in all pediatric age groups in association with Santa Ana Wind-driven fire
Wednesday, January 8, 2020


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