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January 27, 2020
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a lawsuit filed against 2 former chief executive officers of Turing Pharmaceuticals, now known as Vyera Pharmaceuticals: “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli, currently serving a 7-year sentence in federal prison for securities fraud, a crime that took place before the launch of Vyera, and his business partner Kevin Mulleady.
 
January 27, 2020
CMS said it is expanding coverage of next generation sequencing (NGS) for use as a diagnostic for patients with germline breast and ovarian cancer, paving the way for Medicare beneficiaries to receive more personalized medicine. However, an advocate said the wording of CMS' decision could actually limit testing access for some women with breast or ovarian cancer.
January 27, 2020
In study findings demonstrating differentially expressed genes (DEGs) among healthy patients and those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), researchers show that key genes CYP1B1, VEGFA, BCL2, and CDKN1A may have significance in analyzing the development and progression of COPD.
January 27, 2020
For the first time, scientists obtained high-definition images of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptors, enabling future research into treatments for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in Nature Communications.
 
January 27, 2020
Patients with early-onset Parkinson disease may have been born with disordered brain cells that mishandled dopamine for decades, according to a study released Monday.
January 27, 2020
Chinese health authorities are testing an HIV drug, lopinavir and ritonavir, as a potential treatment for the new coronavirus; a debate is growing over the efficacy of the sole drug approved to prevent preterm birth; the Trump administration threatens to withhold Califonia’s federal funding due to its abortion coverage requirements.
January 26, 2020
Following cataract surgery, a submicron formulation of loteprednol etabonate (LE) gel, 0.38% administered three times daily (TID), is safe and effective for treating ocular inflammation with minimal risk of intraocular pressure (IOP) elevation, according to study findings.
January 26, 2020
Researchers recently discovered a sensitive and specific biomarker that may enable early diagnosis, treatment, and public awareness of spotted fever rickettsial infections, including Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF), according to a study published in the American Journal of Pathology.
 
January 25, 2020
Extracting lung function measurements from electronic health record (EHR) data through an automated tool, such as Microsoft SQL Server’s full-text search feature, may be efficient and improve the number of values available, leading to improved phenotyping of patients with COPD, according to study findings.
January 25, 2020
The authors write that the drug's apparent cardioprotective effects in the angiotensin II stressed mice—the decreased fibrosis, reduced inflammation and oxidative stress—all merit further study.
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