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CMS extends 2015 EHR meaningful use attestation deadline

February 12, 2016

CMS has extended the deadline to attest to meaningful use of electronic health records for 2015, according to an email from the agency.

Providers in the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs can now attest until March 11. The original deadline had been set as Feb. 29.

Sandoz attains European rights to biosimilar to infliximab from Pfizer

February 12, 2016
Sandoz, a Novartis company, announced it has acquired the rights to Pfizer’s biosimilar to infliximab to develop and commercialize across the 28 countries…

Senate Health Committee passes Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2015

February 12, 2016
The Senate Health Committee passed the “Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2015” (S. 849)” on Tuesday, which will establish a national…
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Researchers define adequate bowel preparation for colonoscopy using quantitative scale

February 12, 2016
Researchers have provided an objective definition of adequate bowel preparation for screening or surveillance colonoscopy using a quantitative, validated scale…
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Researchers develop 3D-printed human liver tissue for drug screening

February 12, 2016
Engineers and researchers at the University of California San Diego developed a 3D-printed liver tissue model that is similar to the human liver, indicated for use for…
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The Patient with Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection

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Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is prevalent in approximately 170 million persons worldwide and in 3.5…
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VIDEO: Screening for Barrett's esophagus not feasible with current methods

January 23, 2016
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The Patient with Heartburn

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Gastroesophageal reflux is a common chronic condition associated with significant morbidity, resource utilization, and…
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