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May 20, 2018
Approximately 20% of patients with epilepsy have a co-occurring autoimmune disorder, and autoantibodies directed against the smaller isoform of glutamate decarboxylase (GAD65Ab) have been found in patients with epilepsy, as well as in patients with stiff person syndrome and type 1 diabetes.
May 19, 2018
A study found the use of interprofessional education improves students' knowledge and skill sets and promotes collaborative behaviors.
May 18, 2018
Terry Kohl, a real estate agent in New Jersey, battled what she thought was indigestion for 6 months and went repeatedly to a gastroenterologist for what she thought was a case of “grumbly gut.” Her "indigestion" led to a coronary artery bypass surgery soon after a trip to Rome left her breathless. Read about how women experience health and healthcare differently as National Women's Health Week draws to a close.
May 18, 2018
The FDA has approved an expanded indication for Gilead Science’s emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Truvada) to reduce the risk of HIV in at-risk adolescents. Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was first approved for the use in adults in 2012.  
May 18, 2018
This week, the top managed care stories included President Donald Trump's plan to drive down drug prices; the FDA approved the first biosimilar of the year; a study found rapid uptake of PD-1 agents after FDA approval.
May 18, 2018
Coverage of our peer-reviewed research and news reporting in the healthcare and mainstream press.
May 18, 2018
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, expressed concerns about a version of a "right-to-try” bill in the House of Representatives; the Trump administration Friday is set to reinstate rules prohibiting clinics that receive federal funding from providing abortions or referring patients to places that do; the National Institutes of Health has frozen a highly criticized, $100 million, 10-year study of moderate drinking backed by the alcoholic beverage industry.
May 18, 2018
The FDA has approved Amgen and Novartis’ erenumab-aooe, marking the first approved calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) inhibitor for the prevention of migraine in adults. The treatment will cost 30% less than expected.
May 17, 2018
Deprivation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with increased emergency healthcare use, healthcare costs, and mortality rates, according to research.
May 17, 2018
An analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation of the 2017 financial performance of health insurers found that last year was their best year selling individual-market health insurance since the Affordable Care Act was put into place, even without the cost-sharing subsidies that they lost in the fourth quarter.
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