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How US-Canada-Mexico trade deal could impact drug prices, research

December 11, 2018
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement keeps drug prices high but could potentially spur new research opportunities, a pharmaceutical expert told…
In the Journals

Hospitalizations longer, costlier for children with juvenile dermatomyositis

December 10, 2018
Juvenile dermatomyositis increases patients’ hospital stays and inpatient cost of care, particularly among Hispanic and other non-white…
In the Journals

Eczema more common in older adults than initially thought

December 5, 2018
The prevalence of active atopic eczema is high among older adults and increases with age, according to research published in Annals of Internal
In the JournalsPerspective

AMA: Only 15% of physicians practice telemedicine

December 4, 2018
Only 15.4% of physicians worked in practices that utilized telemedicine for patient interactions, such as diagnosing or treating patients, managing…
GuidelinesPerspective

ACR, National Psoriasis Foundation stress treat-to-target, TNF inhibitors in PsA guidelines

December 3, 2018
Physicians should use a treat-to-target approach, as well as TNF inhibitor biologics as a first-line therapy, in all patients with active psoriatic…
Meeting News

Bimekizumab improves outcomes among PsA patients

November 27, 2018
CHICAGO — Bimekizumab, a monoclonal antibody that neutralizes both IL-17A and IL-17F, significantly improved both musculoskeletal and skin…
In the Journals

ACP issues guidance for physician-patient partnership in health care

November 27, 2018
Actively partnering with patients and families in care improves health outcomes, but may be challenging to implement; therefore, ACP offered four…
FDA News

FDA approves Vitrakvi for solid tumors with NTRK gene fusion

November 27, 2018
The FDA granted accelerated approval to larotrectinib for the treatment of adults and children with solid tumors that have a neurotrophic receptor…
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Trump’s latest drug pricing plan may offer benefits to patients, but faces obstacles

November 26, 2018
The Trump administration’s latest effort to reduce drug prices met with generally positive reviews from policy analysts, who also noted the…
In the Journals

Psychiatric disorders, CVD, IBD more prevalent in psoriasis with PsA

November 21, 2018
Cardiovascular disease, psychiatric disorders and inflammatory bowel disease are more prevalent among patients with both psoriasis and psoriatic…
In the Journals

Legacy prescribing appears common in primary care

November 21, 2018
Legacy prescribing — prescribing drugs past their usual effective or recommended period — seemed prevalent in primary care, according to…
FDA News

FDA issues alert regarding Pharm D Solutions products

November 20, 2018
The FDA announced today, that due to a lack of sterility assurance, it is alerting health care professionals and patients not to use drug products…
FDA News

FDA seeks to remove dogs from some clinical trials

November 16, 2018
The FDA outlined details of a study today that it said might allow animal drug developers to conduct certain types of research without the use of…
Perspective

CMS proposes revisions to improve Medicaid, CHIP managed care

November 16, 2018
CMS recently proposed a new rule to relieve regulatory burdens, strengthen accountability, enhance program integrity and promote transparency…
Meeting News

AMA calls for stronger firearm background checks

November 16, 2018
At this week’s AMA Interim Meeting, delegates urged states to impose more robust reporting of relevant information to the National Instant…
Meeting News

AMA affirms medical spectrum of gender

November 15, 2018
During the AMA Interim Meeting, delegates adopted several new policies on important emerging health care topics, including gender identity. In…
Meeting News

AMA adopts policy supporting in-person importation of prescription drugs from Canada

November 15, 2018
To address concerns that out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs have reduced access to essential medications, delegates at the Interim Meeting of…
In the JournalsPerspective

Path of Medicare Advantage changing

November 14, 2018
As Medicare Advantage gains traction over traditional Medicare, there are several important potential issues that demand oversight, according to a…
Meeting News

Triple combination appears safe, effective for advanced BRAF V600-mutant melanoma

November 8, 2018
NEW YORK — The addition of spartalizumab to dabrafenib and trametinib appeared safe and effective for previously untreated patients with…
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Melanoma surveillance could benefit patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia

November 5, 2018
Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma could benefit from active melanoma surveillance, according to study results…
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