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What We're Reading, July 11, 2016: US lawmakers who signed letters opposing the Medicare Part B demonstration received bigger monetary support from Big Pharma; e-cigarettes could push adolescents toward smoking cigarettes; and Hillary Clinton says she supports lowering Medicare enrollment age.
In an unusual case, a patient was diagnosed with febrile neutropenia after starting benazepril, an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor. The treatment is rarely associated with agranulocytosis, which is defined as severe neutropenia.
Hepatitis C is an enormously common disease that is often initially asymptomatic. New drugs are very effective, but expensive, and there has been reluctance to cover these treatments. Authors that published research in the hepatitis C special issue present their findings.
The number of individuals experiencing difficulty paying for healthcare or medicines has hit a record low since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
One in 5 US hospitals have failed to adopt a “never events” policy and have not met benchmarks set by the Leapfrog Group for managing never events.
Patient navigation programs using a population-based information technology-enabled system can help improve screening rates for cancer among patients at high risk for not adhering to screening recommendations.
A nomogram could help to predict patients at risk of Grade 4 neutropenia during treatment, according to a study published in Clinical Genitourinary Cancer.
The cost of maternity care varies greatly across the top 30 major US cities and a recent study found that the west coast may actually be the most expensive.
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