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While the majority of the adults infected with hepatitis C virus are baby boomers—people between the ages of 51 and 71 years—Alaska is seeing a large spike in infection rates among young adults.
What we're reading, August 31, 2016: 51% of Americans have a negative view of the pharmaceutical industry; the CDC is running out of funds to fight the Zika virus; and Pennsylvania chooses 3 private companies to manage Medicaid plans.
Erelzi, developed by Sandoz has been approved for use against a number of inflammatory conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis and plaque psoriasis.
The authors are among those concerned that patients with diabetes may be given more medication than they can tolerate or afford to achieve small improvements in A1C, without any other health benefits.
A new study on the racial differences in patient experience revealed black patients reported better experience than whites do, even though they were less likely to recommend hospitals.
Scientists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital are evaluating the depth of a trained radiologist’s eye to detect abnormalities on a mammogram, in an attempt to improve screening and earlier detection of disease.
What We're Reading, August 30, 2016: the Justice Department is investigating police treatment of the mentally ill; researchers identify overtreatment based on imaging procedures; and 2 drug compounds may prevent the Zika virus from replicating in the body.
CMS' new proposal to shore up the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces signals that federal officials have heard concerns that not enough has been done to prevent adverse selection or share risk for the sickest patients who gained coverage under the ACA.
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