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Many Foster Kids Inappropriately Prescribed Psych Drugs

Sep 18, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Many Foster Kids Inappropriately Prescribed Psych DrugsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/17/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2018 12:00:00...
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Infant Walkers Are Leading To Skull Fractures And ‘Have No Benefit Whatsoever’

Sep 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The products "should not be sold in the U.S.," says pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Hoffman. In other children's health news: psych drugs and foster kids; mental health at detention centers; concussions; and transgender...
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Free Gyms Help Those Recovering From Addiction Create Drug-Free Social Network

Sep 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
In the midst of the opioid epidemic, new strategies of coping with the crisis are emerging as advocates recognize the need for a multi-pronged recovery plan. In other news: homeless outreach teams take the fight to the streets; a new product allows users to test their drugs for deadly contaminants; California lawmakers target prescriptions practices with potential database requirements; and...
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Organ wait list shortcut: Patients accepting kidneys, hearts infected with hepatitis C

Sep 18, 2018 , CNBC Health
It seems like an implausible solution: Accepting a transplant of an organ that is infected with hepatitis C. But, some patients faced with a last resort are doing just that -- accepting infected organs and then starting a course of antiviral drugs to eliminate traces of the virus, USA Today...
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Second Contaminant Found in Valsartan Drugs

Sep 15, 2018 , WebMD
Those drugs were already part of August’s recall of valsartan products for possible contamination with NDMA, another impurity that may cause...
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State Highlights: Colorado Settles Lawsuit Over Providing Prisoners Expensive Hep C Drugs; Past Criminal Records Block Crime Victims From Claiming Compensation In 7 States

Sep 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Texas, Massachusetts, Oregon, Minnesota and Kansas....
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Sanofi pledges to keep up its restructuring efforts

Sep 15, 2018 , Reuters
Sanofi will continue to implement cost savings after having reached a 1.5 billion euros ($1.75 billion) cost reduction target a year ahead of expectations, and added that several of its key drugs were selling well....
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Unity Biotech CEO: We can 'absolutely' create drugs that slow, halt or reverse diseases of aging

Sep 14, 2018 , CNBC Health
"The evidence is mounting, both in our company and outside, that you can intervene and you can change the course of these specific diseases," says Unity Biotechnology CEO Keith...
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Timing May Be Everything When Taking Meds

Sep 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Using new bioinformatics tools to analyze thousands of human tissue samples, researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center created a new database of daily rhythms in human gene activity—including many genes that regulate how drugs work. Reporting in Science Translational Medicine, re......
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EU investigating second impurity in China-made heart drug

Sep 14, 2018 , Reuters
Europe's drugs regulator is looking into another potentially cancer-causing substance in a common blood pressure and heart drug produced in China before 2012, widening an investigation that has so far focused on batches made after 2012....
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India bans 328 combination drugs in setback for pharma companies

Sep 14, 2018 , Reuters
The Indian government has banned 328 combination drugs in a blow to both domestic and foreign pharmaceutical firms, but the ban has been cheered by health activists worried about growing antibiotic resistance due to the misuse of medicines....
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Roche steps up efficiency drive to take sting out of biosimilars

Sep 14, 2018 , Reuters
Roche , the world's biggest producer of cancer drugs, is stepping up cost cuts in an efficiency drive made unavoidable by competition from cut-price copies of three mega-brands from its famed U.S. Genentech biotech stable....
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Changing Opioid Patterns: Misuse Of Prescriptions Holds Steady While Illicit Drug Abuse Rises Sharply

Sep 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The results of Quest Diagnostics' analysis of nearly 4 million lab reports also had evidence of patients combining a prescribed medicine with one or more other drugs, including ones that are illicit. Other news on the epidemic includes insurers dropping coverage of OxyContin, schools stocking antidotes, and technology to fight opioid...
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Bayer adds label warning after death linked to stomach relief drops

Sep 13, 2018 , Reuters
German drugmaker will add a warning of rare cases of liver damage to the label of prescription-free stomach relief drops Iberogast after Germany's drugs regulator said a death was linked to the product....
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The Curious Case Of Gleevec Pricing

Sep 13, 2018 , Forbes
As a branded drug, Gleevec's price increases were the target of criticism by oncologists, payers, and patients. Yet, its price was more reflective of value than many other cancer drugs. What is problematic is the fact that generic imatinib's list price has remained stubbornly...
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Former Nigerian leader Obasanjo urges West African governments to decriminalize drugs

Sep 12, 2018 , Reuters
West African governments should overhaul their drug laws to decriminalize personal use and prioritize treatment as a response to rising substance abuse in the region, former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo said on Tuesday....
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Sleep may impact college grades more than drinking or drugs

Sep 12, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - College students who want good grades may want to skip the all-nighters and avoid picking early-morning classes because a new study suggests lack of sleep is at least as bad for academic success as binge drinking or doing drugs....
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Clinical Need Absent, Unclear In Nearly 30% Of Outpatient Opioid Prescriptions

Sep 12, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Nearly 30% of outpatient opioid prescriptions in the United States lack documented clinical reasons that justify the use of these potent drugs, according to a national analysis of physician visit records conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School and the RAND Corporation. Results of the rep......
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No Explanation for 33% of Outpatient Opioid Rxs

Sep 12, 2018 , WebMD
The researchers said there's been a sharp rise in opioid prescriptions in the past 20 years -- an increase that exceeds actual rates of pain in the population. It's possible that too often, opioids are being prescribed for conditions that don't warrant treatment with the drugs, researchers...
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Manufacturing Essential Generic Drugs

Sep 12, 2018 , eMedicine Health
Hospitals Band Together to Manufacture Essential Generic...
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