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Empagliflozin Impact on Life Expectancy Examined in T2DM Patients With CVD

Empagliflozin Impact on Life Expectancy Examined in T2DM Patients With CVD

Treatment with empagliflozin may positively impact life expectancy in patients with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Novel Blood Test for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Now Available

Novel Blood Test for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Now Available

The test works by measuring levels of anti-cytolethal distending toxin B (CdtB) and anti-vinculin, 2 biomarkers of post-infectious IBS-D and IBS-M.

Teacher, Student Psychological Well-being Linked

Teacher, Student Psychological Well-being Linked

Educators' mental health and well-being is associated with their students' mental well-being or feelings of distress.

Revcovi Approved for Adenosine Deaminase Severe Combined Immune Deficiency

Revcovi Approved for Adenosine Deaminase Severe Combined Immune Deficiency

The FDA approval was supported by data from 2 multicenter, open-label clinical trials (Study 1 [N=6] and Study 2 [N=4]).

Gardasil 9 Approved for Use in Women and Men 27 Through 45 Years Old

Gardasil 9 Approved for Use in Women and Men 27 Through 45 Years Old

The approval of the expanded age range was based on data from a clinical trial which evaluated the efficacy of Gardasil (quadrivalent human papillomavirus recombinant vaccine) in 3253 women 27-45 years of age with a median duration of follow-up of 3.5 years post-dose 3.

High Quality Care as Important as Universal Health Coverage in Reducing Global Mortality

High Quality Care as Important as Universal Health Coverage in Reducing Global Mortality

Universal health coverage has been proposed as a way of improving access to healthcare in low- and middle-income countries.

Rifle Type Affects Number of People Wounded, Killed in Active Shooter Incidents

Rifle Type Affects Number of People Wounded, Killed in Active Shooter Incidents

Researchers suggested that more data is required to create a centralized database that can be used to inform the debate on an assault weapons ban.

Aetna-CVS Merger Approved

Aetna-CVS Merger Approved

A $69 billion merger between health insurer Aetna and pharmacy manager CVS Health has been approved.

Trump to Sign Bills Lifting Drug Price 'Gag Orders' on Pharmacists

Trump to Sign Bills Lifting Drug Price 'Gag Orders' on Pharmacists

Two bills that allow US pharmacists to disclose drug prices to customers to help them save money are expected to be signed today by President Donald Trump.

Illness Severity, Comorbid Clinical Features Affect Patient Capacity to Provide Informed Consent

Illness Severity, Comorbid Clinical Features Affect Patient Capacity to Provide Informed Consent

Patients unable to give informed consent displayed insufficient understanding of the study risks and benefits and the difference between research and individualized care.

A Trained Dog Smells Early-Stage Lung Cancer With a High Degree of Accuracy

A Trained Dog Smells Early-Stage Lung Cancer With a High Degree of Accuracy

Humans are used to seeing canines used as tools in forensics — their skills are often harnessed to smell out drugs or trail a criminal. Some dogs are even used to locate household pests. The use of canines to detect lung cancer from smell alone, however, is a new prospect for oncologists and their patients.

Overall Population Well-Being Inversely Related to Healthcare Spending

Overall Population Well-Being Inversely Related to Healthcare Spending

The overall well-being of a geographically defined population was inversely associated with the amount Medicare spent on its fee-for-service beneficiaries.

Patient Perceptions of Clinical Notes at Issue Among Mental Health Providers

Patient Perceptions of Clinical Notes at Issue Among Mental Health Providers

More primary care practices have been making medical records, including clinical notes, available to patients via secure electronic portals.

Additional Symjepi Dosage Strength Approved for Anaphylaxis Treatment

Additional Symjepi Dosage Strength Approved for Anaphylaxis Treatment

Both doses will be supplied in single-dose, prefilled syringes for manual injection.

CDC Guideline for Opioid Prescribing May Have Effectively Reduced Opioid Prescribing Practices

CDC Guideline for Opioid Prescribing May Have Effectively Reduced Opioid Prescribing Practices

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain" may have contributed to a further reduction in several opioid prescribing practices.

Substandard, Falsified Medicines Create an Understudied Economic Burden

Substandard, Falsified Medicines Create an Understudied Economic Burden

The impact of poor-quality medicines is an understudied problem requiring further vigorous economic analyses.

Labeling for Hereditary Factor X Deficiency Treatment Coagadex Updated

Labeling for Hereditary Factor X Deficiency Treatment Coagadex Updated

In an open-label, non-randomized clinical trial, the use of Coagadex in routine prophylaxis of bleeding episodes was evaluated in 9 children <12 years of age.

FDA Announces Draft Guidance for Consumer OTC Access to Previously Prescription Drugs

FDA Announces Draft Guidance for Consumer OTC Access to Previously Prescription Drugs

The US Food and Drug Association has issued a draft guidance for helping prescription medications gain approval for nonprescription status.

Mistaking Legal Recourse for Evidence-Based Medical Practices in Surrogacy

Mistaking Legal Recourse for Evidence-Based Medical Practices in Surrogacy

Paying a surrogate to carry a fetus shoehorns a fourth, and fifth, party into the already tight therapeutic triangle formed by the biological mom, fetus, and physician.

Outpatient Engagement May Lower Suicide Attempts in Patients With Fibromyalgia

Outpatient Engagement May Lower Suicide Attempts in Patients With Fibromyalgia

Researchers identified risk factors for suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in patients with fibromyalgia.

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