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Senate adjourns without voting on bill to repeal sustainable growth rate

March 27, 2015

The U.S. Senate left for its 2-week spring break without voting on a bill that repeals the sustainable growth rate, leaving physicians to face a 21% payment cut if further action is not taken by March 31.

The House passed the bill on Thursday by a vote of 392 to 37.

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Higher CV risk with acarbose than metformin in type 2 diabetes

March 27, 2015
In the nationwide cohort study, Lee-Ming Chuang, MD, PhD, of Nationwide Taiwan University Hospital, and colleagues evaluated data from the Taiwan National Health…
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Excessive homework may influence higher obesity rates in children

March 26, 2015
Excessive homework combined with the presence of school-related stress can negatively affect children’s weight, according to study data published in…
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Iluvien for DME poised to fulfill unmet need, create significant market niche

March 26, 2015
The Iluvien intravitreal implant will satisfy an unmet need among patients with diabetic macular edema and create sizeable new markets, Alimera Sciences officials said…
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Metformin, glyburide suitable for gestational diabetes treatment

March 26, 2015
Management of gestational diabetes can be achieved with both metformin and glyburide, according to recent study findings published in The Journal of Clinical
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4 Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4
Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Eisai, Inc. and Vivus, Inc.

Obesity is associated with a wide range of comorbid conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and…
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VIDEO: Advocacy needed for best care at the right price

March 11, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Stephen Brietzke, MD, professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, University of Missouri Health…
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Obesity Consults

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 5
Practical Guide to Medications Approved for Chronic Weight Management

Several pharmacologic options for the management of obesity have been approved by the US FDA, giving clinicians a range…
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