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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.

AeroVanc reduces MRSA in patients with cystic fibrosis

March 27, 2015
The first inhaled antibiotic in development to address the mounting issue of MRSA lung infection in patients with cystic fibrosis met the primary endpoint in a phase 2…

Japan approves Sovaldi for HCV genotype 2

March 27, 2015
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has approved Sovaldi to suppress viremia in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 2 infection, with or…
In the Journals

CD4 cell counts rebound among most children treated for HIV

March 27, 2015
Data from an NIH-funded study in AIDS suggest the majority of children with HIV eventually recover their CD4 cell levels after undergoing virologic…
In the Journals

Norovirus vaccine elicits antibody response

March 27, 2015
Researchers from the University of North Carolina have found that an investigational multivalent norovirus vaccine elicited an antibody response in sera from 10…
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Regimen Selection in HIV

Regimen Selection in HIV: Considering New Options to Optimize Outcomes
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More than 2 decades into the antiretroviral therapy (ART) era, numerous options are available for HIV treatment. The…
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Video: NIAID Ebola vaccine well tolerated, immunogenic

March 23, 2015
WILMINGTON, Del. — Julie Ledgerwood, DO, of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' Vaccine…
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Conjuctivitis

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

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Acute bacterial conjunctivitis affects approximately 1 of every 8 children each year, and 5 million cases occur in the…
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