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May 24, 2019
This week, the top managed care news included a study questioning the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program; FDA issuing a warning about do-it-yourself artificial pancreas systems; measles cases reach the highest level since 1994.
May 23, 2019
After a rural syringe service program was indefinitely suspended, individuals who inject drugs had a greater risk of contracting HIV and hepatitus C virus. 
May 23, 2019
New research has identified how bone cells subdue cancer cells that have reached the bone so that the cancer cells remain dormant for decades. The finding may help researchers develop new treatments to prevent or treat metastatic disease and put cancer cells to sleep permanently.
May 23, 2019
A well-known brand of blood glucose meters, lancets, and test strips has tapped Sanvita Medical to develop sensors that integrate with its OneTouch Reveal diabetes management app.
May 23, 2019
As a precursor to myeloma, smoldering multiple myeloma (MM) currently has no treatment. In fact, the standard of care is observation until the patient starts to present with symptoms. However, according to new research that will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois, held May 31 to June 4, early treatment of smoldering MM may delay progression to full-blown disease.
May 23, 2019
Senator Kamala Harris, D-California, has reintroduced a bill to address racial disparities in maternal healthcare; a study found that egg consumption is not linked to a higher risk of stroke; cannabidiol has the potential to treat cravings for heroin and other opioids.
May 22, 2019
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who have high-deductible health insurance plans may be more likely to avoid essential care due to costs compared to those who have low- or no-deductible plans. 
May 22, 2019
Patients with ovarian cancer are undertested for the presence of mutations that could help guide healthcare decisions, according to research published in Journal of Clinical Oncology.
May 22, 2019
Vermont's Attorney General has sued the Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma, for allegedly directing a deceptive opioid marketing campain; drug manufacturer Eli Lilly has offered a half-priced, generic version of Humalog insulin; asthma rates for children fell in Los Angeles after air quality improved.
May 22, 2019
Increased use of primary care could lower rates of respiratory failure and reduce admissions to intensive care units. 
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