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Insulin at Risk From Variable Temperatures of Home Refrigerators

Medscape Today - 2018, October 8 - 22:24
Insulin stored in a domestic refrigerator fell out of recommended temperature range (2° - 8° C) more than 11% of the time, and even dipped below zero. Carried insulin experienced much less variation (0.54%).
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Detroit Doc Gets Over 11 Years in Jail for $8.9M Medicare Scam

Medscape Today - 2018, October 8 - 22:24
Millicent Traylor, MD, and coconspirators filed fraudulent Medicare claims for home healthcare and other physician services that were not medically necessary or were not actually rendered.
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Fines, Payouts Near $1B for 'Adulterated' Cancer Drugs

Medscape Today - 2018, October 8 - 22:24
AmerisourceBergen, one of the largest US drug wholesalers, ran a scheme that illegally transferred drugs in glass vials into plastic syringes and thereby exposed cancer patients to potentially contaminated therapies.
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Point of Care Testing for Celiac Disease Lacks Sensitivity

Medscape Today - 2018, October 8 - 22:24
A point of care testing tool to screen patients for celiac disease lacked sensitivity, particularly in populations in which there was a high prevalence of celiac disease, a study found.
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Should Medical School Be Free?

Medscape Today - 2018, October 8 - 22:24
To address the problem of physician debt, some schools are offering free tuition.
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FDA Clears Omadacycline (Nuzyra) for Two Infections

Medscape Today - 2018, October 6 - 15:32
Omadacycline is a modernized tetracycline with broad-spectrum activity that is designed to overcome tetracycline resistance.
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HARMONY: Albiglutide Cuts CV Events but Not Deaths in Diabetes

Medscape Today - 2018, October 6 - 15:32
The GLP-1 agonist albiglutide reduces major CV events by 20% in type 2 diabetes patients with cardiovascular disease; GSK has ceased marketing the drug but say they will seek a new home for it.
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How Medical Schools Can Meet Mental Health Needs of Students

Medscape Today - 2018, October 6 - 15:32
A school-based mental healthcare model helps medical students overcome barriers to accessing treatment for depression.
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High Dose of Sildenafil Tied to Long-term Retinal Damage

Medscape Today - 2018, October 6 - 15:32
Persistent red-tinted vision and cone photoreceptor damage were reported in a patient who had taken a large dose of the erectile dysfunction drug sildenafil.
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Arthritis Tied to Higher Risk for Anxiety, Depression

Medscape Today - 2018, October 6 - 03:29
'The high prevalence of symptoms of anxiety and depression among adults with arthritis warrants awareness, screening, and subsequent treatment of these conditions,' researchers say.
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US Infant and Youth Mortality Rates Remain High

Medscape Today - 2018, October 5 - 21:25
Higher infant and youth mortality rates persisted in the United States compared with Canada and England/Wales, but causes have shifted, a study found.
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A Secret to 5-Star Ratings: Prescribe Antibiotics

Medscape Today - 2018, October 5 - 15:22
A new study confirms what many clinicians suspected: Patients reward and punish them for how they treat respiratory infections, reports Dr Perry Wilson.
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'Transformational' Results in Squamous Cell Lung Cancer

Medscape Today - 2018, October 5 - 15:22
An immuno-chemotherapy combination again moves the bar forward in a difficult-to-treat subset of squamous cell lung cancer patients.
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FDA Approves Sarecycline for Moderate to Severe Acne

Medscape Today - 2018, October 5 - 15:22
The FDA has approved sarecycline (Seysara, Almirall) for patients aged 9 years and older with inflammatory lesions associated with non-nodular moderate to severe acne vulgaris.
FDA Approvals

FDA Clears First Autoinjectable Testosterone, Xyosted

Medscape Today - 2018, October 5 - 09:20
Xyosted is the first self-injection testosterone replacement product for men diagnosed with conditions associated with a deficiency or absence of endogenous testosterone.
FDA Approvals

Zoledronate Reduces Fractures in Older Women With Osteopenia

Medscape Today - 2018, October 4 - 21:12
Clinicians can tell women in their 70s with osteopenia who are very concerned about osteoporotic fractures that this drug 'won't make you bulletproof, but it will reduce [fracture risk] by about a third.'
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Moderate, Vigorous Exercise May Protect Against Parkinson's

Medscape Today - 2018, October 4 - 21:12
A new systematic review and meta-analysis quantifies the amount of physical activity that may reduce risk of developing Parkinson's disease -- at least in men.
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Tenofovir Beats Entecavir for Preventing Liver Cancer?

Medscape Today - 2018, October 4 - 21:12
An observational study reports that in patients with hepatitis B, tenofovir significantly lowers the risk for liver cancer compared with entecavir.
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Dog Sniffs Out Lung Cancer, but Something’s Fishy

Medscape Today - 2018, October 4 - 21:12
A trained dog distinguished malignant from benign nodules from exhaled breath samples with great accuracy, but its trainer may be giving away the answers.
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Aspergillus Resistance Emerging in Untreated US Patients

Medscape Today - 2018, October 4 - 15:08
Aspergillus fumigatus colonization in patients who did not take antifungal medications suggested exposure to spores resistant from agricultural application of environmental antifungals.
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