States promise appeal after ACA ruled unconstitutional

December 17, 2018
Leaders from several states vowed appeals to stave off the consequences to health care after a district judge from Texas ruled that when Congress…
In the JournalsPerspective

Nicotine mouth spray safe, effective smoking cessation option

December 13, 2018
A nicotine mouth spray provided a safe and effective smoking cessation option for smokers motivated to quit, even in naturalistic settings and…
Feature

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

Decline in lung function better predictor of mortality risk in SSc-ILD

December 6, 2018
Among patients with interstitial lung disease related to systemic sclerosis, diminished forced vital capacity and a decline in the diffusing capacity…
Meeting News

Fasenra reduces rescue medication use in asthma

December 6, 2018
Fasenra reduced daily rescue medication use by day 3 in patients with severe, uncontrolled asthma with eosinophilic inflammation, according to…
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…
In the Journals

Tool identifies patients with COPD at risk for serious complications

December 3, 2018
The Ottawa COPD Risk Scale — which assessed a combination of 10 factors — ascertained which patients with COPD were more likely to have…

CDC: Heart disease, cancer leading causes of death in 2017

November 29, 2018
The 10 leading causes of death in the United States in 2017 were the same as 2016, with heart disease and cancer topping the list, according to a…
In the Journals

Smoke-free policies linked to lower systolic BP

November 29, 2018
Smoke-free policies may contribute to reductions in systolic BP in nonsmoking adults, according to a study published in the Journal of the American
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…
Feature

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 JournalsPerspective

Performance coaching for practices increases use of tobacco dependence treatments

November 26, 2018
Primary care clinicians who utilized performance coaching as part of a multicomponent intervention conduced significantly increased rates of tobacco…
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…
Meeting News

Majority of asthma actuations considered poor

November 20, 2018
The majority of actuations in patients with asthma were poor, regardless of whether or not the patient used either a rescue or a controller metered…
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…
In the Journals

Depression, COPD increase risk for persistent opioid use in patients with IBD

November 16, 2018
New persistent opioid use is becoming increasingly common among patients with inflammatory bowel disease, particularly for patients with mental…

Durvalumab alone or with tremelimumab fails to extend OS in metastatic lung cancer

November 16, 2018
A randomized phase 3 trial designed to compare durvalumab as monotherapy or in combination with tremelimumab with standard platinum-based…
In the Journals

E-cigarettes affect platelet function similarly to tobacco cigarettes

November 14, 2018
Smoking electronic cigarettes provokes changes in soluble CD40-ligand, soluble P-selectin and platelet function in smokers and nonsmokers in ways…
Meeting News

CVD risk may persist more than a decade after heavy smokers quit

November 14, 2018
CHICAGO — CVD risk is reduced within 5 years after quitting smoking, but former smokers may remain at elevated CVD risk for up to 16 years…
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