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Primary medication nonadherence is a widespread public health problem; however, the subject lacks standardized definitions and measures.
Value, cost, and the patient are taking center stage during the ISPOR 21st Annual International Meeting, which is being held May 21-25, 2016, in Washington, DC.
What we're reading, May 20, 2016: For the third time the FDA delayed a rule about generic drug labeling; 10 years ago a government report warned of a prison health crisis, but was blocked from publication; and Oklahoma lawmakers pass a bill making it a felony to perform an abortion.
One of the many great conveniences of urgent care clinics is that many have their own pharmacy, which eliminates the patient’s need to go to another location after a visit.
Right now, islet transplant therapy requires donated cells. The hope is that lab-grown islets could vastly expand the pool of patients who could get treatment.
The online system allows providers in the field to match unidentified microbes with CDC's pathogen library in a matter of hours. In the past, it could take up to a week to make a positive identification.
Medical error is the third-leading cause of death and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine researchers are calling for better reporting on death certificates to help understand the scale of the problem and how to tackle it.
Stories on the potential health savings if more people quit smoking, and Louisiana's failed attempt to put nursing homes in managed care.
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