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Doctors urge Congress to preserve the 340B Drug Pricing Program

Doctors urge Congress to preserve the 340B Drug Pricing Program
February 11, 2016

Thousands of physicians from American safety-net hospitals signed a letter sent to Congress highlighting the importance of the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

The letter asks Congress not to consider suggestions from drug industry lobbyists to restrict the impact of the drug program, which makes treatments available to low-income, uninsured and underinsured patients at extreme discounts.

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Health care rates, costs high in HCV/HIV patients who failed prior treatment

February 11, 2016
In a retrospective cohort study, patients with HCV/HIV co-infection with mild infection who did not achieve sustained virologic response from previous therapy for HCV…
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Cytomegalovirus linked to metabolic dysfunction in adults without obesity

February 11, 2016
A weak but statistically significant relationship was found between cytomegalovirus and metabolic dysfunction adults without obesity. “In contrast…
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Vaccine funding grows to $3.6 billion for low-, middle-income countries

February 11, 2016
Development assistance for vaccination efforts in low- and middle-income countries grew from $822 million in 2000 to $3.6 billion in 2014, according to new findings…
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Obesity and total joint arthroplasty: Time to examine needs in a different light

Orthopedics Today, February 2016
Ibrahim Azboy, MD; Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS
The prevalence of obesity in the general population is increasing. Obesity is estimated to affect approximately one-third of adults in the United States. It is estimated…
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The Patient with Acute-Bacterial Skin and Skin-Structure Infections

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with acute-bacterial skin and skin-structure…
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VIDEO: Discussion of HIV prevention strategies generates ‘enthusiasm and excitement’

December 15, 2015
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The Patient with an Upper Respiratory Infection

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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is one of the most common infectious diseases of childhood, as it is estimated that…
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