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New Nonstatin Cholesterol Lowering Drugs: How to Use Them

23 minutes ago   |   Medscape

Dr Skolnik gives a quick summary of guidance on incorporating new agents that provide alternatives to statin monotherapy. Medscape Family Medicine
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Biogen to fork over $900 million to settle claims it bribed doctors to prescribe MS drugs

Biogen to fork over $900 million to settle claims it bribed doctors to prescribe MS drugs

37 minutes ago   |   Daily Mail   |   2 articles

The Massachusetts-based firm - which made $1bn profit last year - was charged with giving medics lavish meals, speaking fees, and sham consulting deals in for doling out the drugs.
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Heart Failure Drug a New Treatment Option for Alcoholism?

43 minutes ago   |   Medscape

Spironolactone, a potassium-sparing diuretic typically used to treat heart failure and hypertension, has shown promise for alcohol use disorder, a common condition with few...
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Renowned Oncologist Nicholas Vogelzang, MD, Dies at 72

2 hours ago   |   Medscape

Vogelzang left his mark as a medical oncologist and cancer investigator, helping shepherd a handful of cancer drugs through clinical trials. Medscape Medical News
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Psoriasis Drug May Have Some Cardiometabolic Benefits

2 hours ago   |   Medscape

Nonrandomized trial shows 5%-6% reduction in both visceral and subcutaneous fat, but no effect on aortic vascular inflammation. Medscape Medical News
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Biogen pays $900M to settle doctor kickback allegations

4 hours ago   |   ABC News   |   2 articles

Biogen has agreed to pay $900 million to resolve allegations that it violated federal law by paying kickbacks to doctors in the form of speakers and consulting fees to persuade...
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A New Shot Guards Against H.I.V., but Access for Africans Is Uncertain

8 hours ago   |   NY Times

An injection every two months rather than a daily pill could shield many more women from the virus, but it is unavailable in places that need it most.
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Cheese, fish, dried fruit among foods subject to new import enforcement

Cheese, fish, dried fruit among foods subject to new import enforcement

10 hours ago   |   Food Safety

The Food and Drug Administration is continuing its use of import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies...
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FDA evaluation of infant formula shows lack of urgency, mishandling of situation

FDA evaluation of infant formula shows lack of urgency, mishandling of situation

10 hours ago   |   Food Safety

OPINION - Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published the results of its internal review of the agency's actions - and inaction - in connection with the February...
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What We Know So Far About BA.2.75.2, the ‘Most Resistant' Variant to Date

15 hours ago   |   Time

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, health officials have warned that the biggest barrier to controlling the virus would be its ability to mutate into ever more infectious and...
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Changing the clocks makes people DRIVE more dangerously because it disrupts...

Changing the clocks makes people DRIVE more dangerously because it disrupts our sleep, study finds 

Researchers at the University of Surrey have found that transitioning to Daylight Saving Time negatively affects driving performance as a result of disrupted circadian rhythms... Read more ...

Jet Lag Treatment Cheat Sheet

Jet Lag Treatment Cheat Sheet

Use cheat sheets to figure out exactly when and how to treat jet lag using light exposure and light avoidance at specific times of the day, based on which direction you're... Read more ...

Leducq Foundation awards $15 million to advance the understanding of...

The Leducq Foundation has awarded $15 million to researchers at UVA Health and their collaborators to advance our understanding of atherosclerosis, or hardening of the... Read more ...

Patient's education level and cognitive function may affect the completion...

While many patients find at-home colorectal cancer screening tests (known as fecal immunochemical tests or FIT) more comfortable than those performed in the clinic, FIT... Read more ...

Canadian Safer Opioid Supply Program Improves Outcomes

A harm-reduction initiative reduced emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and healthcare costs among participants with opioid use disorder. Medscape Medical News Read more ...

Post-Transplant Diabetes Can Be Predicted in Kidney Recipients

Combined family history and early postoperative plasma glucose, but not glycated albumin, predicted post-transplant diabetes mellitus in kidney recipients in a new study. First... Read more ...

USPSTF reaffirms syphilis screening recommendation

USPSTF reaffirms syphilis screening recommendation

Citing an increase in the incidence of syphilis infections over the past 2 decades, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has reaffirmed its recommendation to screen those at... Read more ...

Majority of small business owners prioritize mental health since onset of...

Majority of small business owners prioritize mental health since onset of pandemic

Results of a recently released poll revealed that 77% of small business owners said they have prioritized mental health since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey was... Read more ...

Biden unveils plan for mandatory traffic light nutrition labels on all food...

Biden unveils plan for mandatory traffic light nutrition labels on all food and drink

All food and drink sold in stores or supermarkets would need to carry a warning over fat, salt and sugar content under the system. Red would highlight the worst products. Read more ...

Study tries to see if child vaccines and asthma are linked

A federally funded study has found a possible link between aluminum in some childhood vaccines and persistent asthma, but experts say the study has several shortcomings Read more ...