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Health Officials Call for Less Aggressive Treatment of Pain

Health Officials Call for Less Aggressive Treatment of Pain
wsj.com — In a sign of growing alarm about painkiller addiction, a group of U.S. state health officials, doctors and consumer advocates is calling for a stricter approach to treating pain in hospitals and clinics.

Mothers of Opioid Addicts Form Support Networks Online

wsj.com — When Kim Palmer learned her son was addicted to heroin, she told the pastor of her church near Portland, Ore., and then quickly regretted it. She recalls him responding with little more than a pat on the hand and an offer to pray for her. "What that teaches you is, don't tell anyone," she says.

Tiny Cameras to See in the Intestines

Tiny Cameras to See in the Intestines
wsj.com — DOW JONES, A NEWS CORP COMPANY News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Vitamin-size capsules known as edible electronics provide different looks at the gastrointestinal tract The digestive tract can be inhospitable terrain to examine.

Families Press CDC for Painkiller Prescription Guidelines

Families Press CDC for Painkiller Prescription Guidelines
linkis.com — Parents and spouses of people who have suffered or died from opioid painkiller abuse are urging the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to publish guidelines meant to curb prescribing of the drugs, saying lax dispensing has caused a national epidemic. Proceed to the page: http://linkis.com/MyNy2

Families Press CDC for Painkiller Prescription Guidelines

Families Press CDC for Painkiller Prescription Guidelines
wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Hearing meant to discuss combating opioid painkiller abuse Parents and spouses of people who have suffered or died from opioid painkiller abuse are urging the U.S.

Officials Call for Stronger Efforts to Combat Heroin, Painkiller Abuse

Officials Call for Stronger Efforts to Combat Heroin, Painkiller Abuse
wsj.com — Governors, senators and law-enforcement officials on Wednesday called for stronger efforts to combat heroin and painkiller addiction, saying the problem was overwhelming police, health-care workers and families in every state. At a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee, they argued for more federal funding, wider access to substance-abuse treatment and stricter rules for painkiller prescribing to fight the main driver of soaring drug overdose rates.

Muscular Dystrophy Drugs Face New FDA Questions

Muscular Dystrophy Drugs Face New FDA Questions
wsj.com — Hopes are dimming that the drug industry will be able to quickly deliver a treatment for one of the most keenly researched diseases of recent years-an inherited muscle-wasting disorder called Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Advances in understanding the disease sparked a research-and- development boom in recent years, and fueled excitement that boosted some small companies' stock prices.

Medtronic Likely to Buy Shares, Repay Debt With Money Transferred From Overseas

Medtronic Likely to Buy Shares, Repay Debt With Money Transferred From Overseas
wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Medical-device maker's $50 billion acquisition of Covidien helped boost its results Medtronic PLC reported on Thursday that revenue climbed in its latest quarter while adjusted earnings were slightly better than expected, as results were propelled by its acquisition of Covidien PLC.

What Is a QALY? - WSJ

Why the U.S. pays more than other countries for drugs

Why the U.S. pays more than other countries for drugs
marketwatch.com — Norway, an oil producer with one of the world's richest economies, is an expensive place to live. A Big Mac costs $5.65. A gallon of gasoline costs $6. But one thing is far cheaper than in the U.S.: prescription drugs.
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May 04, 2016

2 dozen members of Congress owned shares in Gilead in '14, as stock was soaring due to $$ hepC drugs. goo.gl/qMcfzy @OpenSecretsDC

May 04, 2016

Bug fight! Brazil will release bacteria-laden mosquitos into the wild with hope of knocking out Zika-carrying ones. on.wsj.com/1Y8S2RK

May 04, 2016

RT @matthewherper: Hard to listen to this FDA vote without asking why these things haven't been done. Why isn't training mandatory? Why not for short-acting?

May 04, 2016

RT @ClevelandClinic: Nearly 1/3 of all antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary, according to @CDCgov. Things to know about antibiotics httcle.clinic/24xFTtes://t.co/xJYXsel75o


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