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Few Older Patients Aware of Deprescribing

September 22, 2017. 12:00 PM EST. Although the majority surveyed are aware of medication harms Read article

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Half of Repeat Antibiotics in Australia Extend Initial Rx

September 19, 2017 More than one in five occur at least one month after the initial prescription

New Link Seen Between Gene Fusion and Bladder Cancer

September 18, 2017 Previously overlooked section of fusion found to negatively impact cancer cells, researchers say

Physicians Tweeting About Drugs May Have Conflict of Interest

September 15, 2017 Physicians with financial conflict of interest often mention specific drugs for which they have a conflict

Doctors Spend Almost Six Hours Per Day on EHR Tasks

September 15, 2017 Clerical and administrative tasks including order entry, billing account for almost half of hours

‘Science Spin’ Found Prevalent in Biomedical Literature

September 15, 2017 Nature of spin varies, with highest variability in prevalence of spin seen in trials

Twenty-Seven Viruses Can Be Found in Human Semen

September 14, 2017 Many viruses cause chronic or latent infection, and some cause acute infection, such as Zika and Ebola

Study Details Humanitarian Surgical Care in Afghanistan

September 13, 2017 A total of 5,768 local national civilians had surgery; 49.3 percent classified as non-war-related conditions

Some Aspects of Empathy Improve During Medical Training

September 13, 2017 Decrease in empathy as assessed by JSPE, but overall cognitive empathy improved on the QCAE

AACR Releases 2017 Cancer Progress Report

September 13, 2017 Twenty-five percent decrease in age-adjusted U.S. cancer death rate from 1991 to 2014

Are Physicians Obligated to Help on Planes?

September 12, 2017 One administrative physician explains his sense of obligation to help

Median Cost of Cancer Drug Development $648.0 Million

September 11, 2017 Total revenue from sales of 10 drugs was $67.0 billion, with total R&D spending of $7.2 billion

‘Modest at Best’ Discriminatory Ability for CBC Test in Infants

September 11, 2017 Findings among febrile infants (≤60 days) with invasive bacterial infections

AMA Joins Brief Seeking VA Coverage of Sex Reassignment Sx

September 08, 2017 Several organizations support transgender veterans seeking to repeal policy of not covering SRS

Vaccine-Type HPV Rates Down for Unvaccinated Young Women

September 08, 2017 Significant decrease among unvaccinated women aged 18 to 26 years from 2009-2010 to 2013-2014

Budget Cuts Threaten Research on Antimicrobial Resistance

September 07, 2017 Patient safety, international status of the U.S. as leader in combating AMR both at risk