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UN Renews Pledge to Decrease Noncommunicable Diseases

Medscape Today - 2018, October 4 - 15:08
The UN held its third high-level meeting on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases, renewing its pledge to reduce mortality from noncommunicable diseases by one third by 2030.
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The True Costs of Pivotal Trials That Support FDA Approval

Medscape Today - 2018, October 4 - 15:08
Big investment in drug development can mean big returns, and trial costs are a small part of drug development, two studies show. The authors of one study say consumers may be paying too much.
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Less Recreational Screen Time Tied to Better Cognition in Kids

Medscape Today - 2018, October 4 - 09:05
A new study suggests that excess recreational screen time may have a deleterious effect on cognitive development, in addition to leading to less sleep and physical activity.
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FDA Clears Antibacterial Arikayce for MAC Lung Disease

Medscape Today - 2018, October 3 - 21:02
Arikayce is the first drug approved under the Limited Population Pathway for Antibacterial and Antifungal Drugs, and the first and only therapy specifically for MAC lung disease.
FDA Approvals

FDA Expands Epilepsy Drug Perampanel (Fycompa) to Younger Kids

Medscape Today - 2018, October 3 - 21:02
Although the drug is already approved as adjunctive treatment and monotherapy for partial-onset seizures in patients at least 12 years of age, the new approval expands use those as young as 4.
FDA Approvals

ACOG Stresses Role of Ob/Gyns in Preventive Care For Women

Medscape Today - 2018, October 3 - 21:02
Updated guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists stress the role of this specialty in providing preventive care for women throughout their lifetime.
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Session Details

IHI - 2018, October 3 - 20:19
IHI Virtual Expedition: Building Reliability with Safety Huddles begins November 27, 2018.

New FreeStyle Libre With Alarms Approved for Diabetes in EU

Medscape Today - 2018, October 3 - 15:00
The Libre 2.0 glucose-monitoring system includes optional customizable alarms for high and low glucose levels.
International Approvals

Oncology Care Model Saved Medicare $3 Million in 1 Year

Medscape Today - 2018, October 3 - 15:00
Early data from a large community oncology practice show that the implementation of the CMS Oncology Care Model saved Medicare $3 million and reduced hospitalization.
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ASBMR Urges Bone Treatment for All Seniors With Major Fractures

Medscape Today - 2018, October 3 - 15:00
Only a minority of older patients who have a hip or spine fracture receive secondary prevention with osteoporosis therapy. Bone specialists issued a set of recommendations to try to improve this.
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Beyond 2 Years, Bisphosphonate Holiday Ups Broken Hip Risk

Medscape Today - 2018, October 3 - 15:00
Ceasing oral bisphosphonates for more than 2 to 3 years is probably undesirable for many patients, researchers report. The study also shows that it is important to continue to monitor bone density.
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Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to Cancer Immunotherapy Pioneers

Medscape Today - 2018, October 3 - 15:00
Nobel laureates James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo discovered how the immune system can be harnessed to attack tumor cells, ushering in the era of immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy.
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Physical Activity Level of US Children, Teens Earns D- Grade

Medscape Today - 2018, October 3 - 02:55
Experts, including a former top federal health official, argued for using a new, grim assessment on exercise patterns and sedentary habits among young people in the US as a call to action for policy changes.
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Top 10 Health Tech Hazards for 2019

Medscape Today - 2018, October 3 - 02:55
Health technology cybersecurity, 'clean' mattresses that can ooze body fluids, and retained surgical sponges top the ECRI Institute's annual list of top tech hazards.
Medscape Medical News

Healthcare Providers Are Common Source of Data Breaches

Medscape Today - 2018, October 2 - 20:53
A new study found that while providers' records are more likely to be breached, far more patient records were compromised by breaches at health plans.
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After Decades, New Standard of Care in Small Cell Lung Cancer

Medscape Today - 2018, October 2 - 20:53
The first treatment advance in decades in small cell lung cancer couples immunotherapy with standard chemotherapy to move the bar.
Medscape Medical News

Most Pertussis Cases in Infants Tied to Unvaccinated Mother

Medscape Today - 2018, October 2 - 20:53
Overall, only 30% of pregnant women whose infants developed pertussis were appropriately vaccinated; stocking Tdap vaccine in prenatal clinics was tied to a greater likelihood of vaccination.
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FDA Approves Cemiplimab, First Drug for Advanced CSCC

Medscape Today - 2018, October 2 - 20:53
The US Food and Drug Administration today approved cemiplimab for the treatment of patients with metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) or locally advanced, unresectable CSCC.
FDA Approvals

FDA Freezes Imports From Chinese Maker of Tainted Valsartan

Medscape Today - 2018, October 2 - 20:53
The FDA's import alert bans all ingredients and finished drug products made by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals from legally entering the United States.
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Media Advisory: 2018 IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care

IHI - 2018, October 2 - 16:25
The 2018 IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care provides the country’s best platform to hear about successes and challenges and to harness evidence-based solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing health and health care today.
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