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CDC, FDA: Multistate listeriosis outbreak linked to caramel apples

December 19, 2014

The CDC and FDA announced an ongoing investigation of an outbreak of listeria infections associated with commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples.

As of Dec. 18, 28 people reportedly have been infected with strains of Listeria monocytogenes associated with the outbreak, 26 of whom have been hospitalized, according to a statement from the CDC.

Thomas Insel In the Journals

Benzodiazepine use most common among older adults

December 18, 2014
Long-term benzodiazepine use has increased among those in older age groups, according to study data.Researchers found that approximately 5.2% of US adults aged 18 to 80…
New year, new code: How to get paid for chronic care management in 2015, part 1 Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

New year, new code: How to get paid for chronic care management in 2015, part 1

December 18, 2014
From international law firm Arnold & Porter LLP comes a timely column that provides views on current regulatory and legislative topics that weigh on the minds of today’s…
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FDA announces members of its Pharmacy Compounding Committee

December 18, 2014
The FDA has announced the roster of its new Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee, the agency announced in a press release. The 14-member committee includes a lineup…
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FDA approves Xtoro for acute otitis externa

December 17, 2014
The FDA today announced the approval of Xtoro eardrops for the treatment of acute otitis externa caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus.Xtoro…
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Nursing Home Disaster Planning and Response: A Policy Perspective

Journal of Gerontological Nursing, December 2014, Volume 40 Issue 12
Nursing home residents are among the most vulnerable members of a community threatened by disaster. In the past…
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VIDEO: Distinguishing asthma from COPD in elderly poses challenge to clinicians

November 26, 2014
ATLANTA — In this video, Stephen P. Peters, MD, PhD, FAAAAI, FCCP, FACP, FCPP, discusses his presentation on…
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