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Nationwide Recalls From Two Compounding Pharmacies
Friday, August 18, 2017
The products in question, made by Bella Pharmaceuticals and Vital Rx, were recalled voluntarily after the FDA identified manufacturing problems in recent inspections. News Alerts
Surge of Kidney Failure Deaths Blamed on Heat Exposure
Friday, August 18, 2017
An estimated 50,000 people without any of the usual risk factors for chronic kidney disease, such as hypertension and diabetes, have died in global hot spots. Medscape Medical News
Proposed Mechanism for Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology
Friday, August 18, 2017
Investigators decipher the elusive cause of a rising number of kidney disease deaths. This report includes an illustrated algorithm of the proposed mechanism of disease. Medscape Medical News
Kidney Failure Deaths Move Filmmaker to Raise Research Funds
Friday, August 18, 2017
When a filmmaker shooting in Nicaragua learned that people are dying of kidney disease of unknown etiology, he was so inspired that he now works with physicians and studies epidemiology. Medscape Medical News
CMS to Reduce Audit Burden on Physicians
Friday, August 18, 2017
New program aims to 'review and educate' only certain providers who have billed Medicare for particular services; fewer claims will be audited. Medscape Medical News
Thromboembolism Risk Doubled in Cancer Patients
Friday, August 18, 2017
Cancer patients are twice as likely as other patients to have an arterial thromboembolic event in the 6 months after diagnosis, although the increased risk disappears at 1 year, say US researchers. Medscape Medical News
Human Case of Jamestown Canyon Virus (JCV) in New Hampshire
Friday, August 18, 2017
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Aug 18 Cardiology News
Friday, August 18, 2017
Lipid-lowering therapy, off-pump bypass, nonobstructive CAD, the obesity paradox, and ACS treatment in the elderly are discussed in this week's podcast. theheart.org on Medscape
Alcohol's CV and Cancer Risk-Balancing Act: More Evidence
Friday, August 18, 2017
The benefit was in both men and women, but the rise in all-cause mortality wasn't significant for women. "The J-shaped relationship between alcohol consumption and mortality risk cannot be dismissed." Medscape Medical News
DOJ Launches Pilot Program to Crack Down on Pill Mill Docs
Friday, August 18, 2017
A federal pilot program will focus on opioid-related healthcare fraud and identifying and prosecuting individuals who are contributing to the prescription opioid epidemic. Medscape Medical News
Cannabidiol May Negatively Interact With Antiepileptic Drugs
Friday, August 18, 2017
Cannabidiol can change serum levels of several commonly used antiepileptic drugs in both adult and pediatric patients with epilepsy, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News
Preemies Do Better Now Than Years Ago, but Still at Risk
Friday, August 18, 2017
Children born very prematurely today are more likely than those born years ago to survive without a serious disability, but they're still at risk for developmental delays, according to a new study from France. Reuters Health Information
Switching From Bisphosphonates to Teriparatide May Improve BMD in Women With RA
Friday, August 18, 2017
Switching women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) from oral bisphosphonates to teriparatide increases bone mineral density (BMD) and trabecular bone score, according to a new report. Reuters Health Information
Couples-focused Apnea Therapy May Improve Sleep, CPAP Use
Friday, August 18, 2017
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ED-initiated Buprenorphine Cost-effective for Opioid Dependence
Friday, August 18, 2017
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U.S. House Democrats Launch Probe Into MS Drug Pricing
Friday, August 18, 2017
U.S. House Democrats said on Thursday they were launching an investigation into why prices for multiple sclerosis (MS) treatments have nearly quadrupled since 2004, and they sent letters requesting information from seven drugmakers. Reuters Heal...
Errors Found in Study Claiming Physicians Underestimate Women's Heart Risks
Friday, August 18, 2017
The Journal of the American College of Cardiology and a 15-member team of researchers have acknowledged that they were wrong to claim in a June report that only 22% of primary care doctors and 42% of heart doctors feel well prepared to assess a wo...
Many Who Groom Pubic Hair End up With Minor Injuries
Friday, August 18, 2017
Most adults in the United States groom their pubic hair, and a significant percentage of them end up with cuts and infections as a result, researchers say. Reuters Health Information
FDA Approves Serrato Pedicle Screw for Spine Surgery
Thursday, August 17, 2017
In an era of surgical lasers and surgical robots, the most basic of operating-room technology continues to undergo refinement. FDA Approvals