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FDA approves first generic EpiPen

August 16, 2018
Today, the FDA granted approval to the first generic version of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr autoinjector for treating life-threatening allergic reactions…

FDA: Modeling, simulation offer opportunity to advance public health

August 16, 2018
Modeling and simulation are valuable research and product development tools that are helping to advance regulatory science, according to the FDA. The…
In the Journals

Multimorbidity increases among US adults

August 16, 2018
Multimorbidity increased from 1988 to 2014 in adults, according to findings recently published in the Journal of the American Board of Family

ACP: CMS ‘Pathway to Success’ is a bumpy one

August 14, 2018
The American College of Physicians said in a press release there were good things and bad things about the new CMS plan known as Pathways to Success…
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FDA grants Xolair breakthrough therapy label for food allergies

August 13, 2018
The FDA granted breakthrough therapy designation to the injectable prescription medicine Xolair for preventing severe allergic reactions after…
In the Journals

Women with asthma have high risk for COPD

August 10, 2018
More than 40% of women with asthma may develop COPD and those with a high BMI, history of cigarette smoking and lower educational attainment were…
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Fast food consumption linked to asthma, eczema

August 10, 2018
Eating fast foods, particularly hamburgers, three or more times a week correlated to asthma in a dose-response pattern, according to a systematic…
In the Journals

IgA antibodies from tick bite may lead to red meat allergy

August 7, 2018
The bites of Lone Star ticks can influence the amount of immunoglobulin A antibodies related to alpha gal a patient may have. An allergy to alpha…

Trump administration creates insurance plans it says are affordable, medical ethicist says are ‘junk’

August 2, 2018
A new battle has begun in the ongoing war between the Trump administration and most medical societies on what the definition of health care insurance…

Transitional care management services reduce mortality, Medicare costs

August 1, 2018
Significant reductions in mortality and Medicare costs occurred in the month after transitional care management services were provided, according to…

Societies encouraged by spirit of CMS' proposed changes, question efficacy

July 31, 2018
CMS’s suggestions to modernize Medicare with the intention of restoring the doctor-patient relationship a broad, wide-reaching…

Doctors concerned after HHS-funded website shuts down

July 30, 2018
The National Guideline Clearinghouse website — the online tool that the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality said provided information…

CMS resumes ACA payments for insurers

July 26, 2018
CMS recently rescinded its decision to stop further collections or payments under the risk adjustment program. The permanent risk adjustment program…
In the Journals

Healthy diet prevents asthma, reduces symptoms

July 20, 2018
Following a healthy diet that is high in fruit, vegetables and grains is associated with fewer asthma symptoms and greater asthma control and may…

Vivli launches data-sharing platform to advance clinical research

July 19, 2018
The nonprofit organization Vivli launched a new data-sharing and analytics platform today that will advance clinical research by streamlining the…

Pediatric Asthma Yardstick aids physicians in stepping up treatment

July 13, 2018
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, or ACAAI, has published the Pediatric Asthma Yardstick, a new guideline describing how and…

Analysis: CMS stopping risk adjustment payments leaves insurance premiums in limbo, jeopardizes Affordable Care Act

July 12, 2018
The CMS decision to stop further collections or payments under the risk adjustment program leaves many questions about future health coverage and…
In the Journals

Physicians reporting burnout twice as likely to make medical mistakes

July 9, 2018
Physicians with burnout reported medical errors at double the rate of other clinicians after adjusting for specialty, work hours, fatigue and work…
In the Journals

Emergency epinephrine use not common among adults with allergies

July 6, 2018
Only 48% of adults experiencing a severe allergic reaction used an epinephrine auto-injector, according to findings recently published in the Annals

Exclusive commentary: FDA approval of marijuana-based drug ‘should open doors for significant advances’

July 5, 2018
The recognition of potential utility of marijuana for medicinal purposes is nothing new. A search in PubMed by Healio Family Medicine found several…