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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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FDA grants orphan drug designation to CRS-207 for mesothelioma

March 27, 2015
The FDA granted orphan drug designation to CRS-207 — a novel immuno-oncology product candidate — for the treatment of patients with malignant pleural…
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Investigation programs needed for study of risks in use of pediatric anticoagulant drugs

March 27, 2015
The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis called for the development of pediatric investigative programs to study risks of anticoagulants in children and…
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History of cancer cited among risk factors for failure of flap coverage in revision TKA

March 27, 2015
LAS VEGAS — A retrospective review presented here of 43 flaps used for coverage of soft tissue defects in revision total knee arthroplasty identifies risk factors…
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Carboplatin noninferior to cisplatin for metastatic, recurrent cervical cancer

March 26, 2015
Carboplatin-based chemotherapy should be a standard treatment option for metastatic or recurrent cervical cancer, according to findings from a randomized phase 3…
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3D printing has applications, challenges in a variety of medical specialties

March 20, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Scott Hollister, PhD, professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan, talks…
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