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Showing 7 articles from March 17, 2018.

Clinical

The Other Opioid Crisis: Hospital Shortages Lead To Patient Pain, Medical Errors
The Other Opioid Crisis: Hospital Shortages Lead To Patient Pain, Medical Errors

The shortage has left many hospitals and surgical centers scrambling to find enough injectable morphine, Dilaudid and fentanyl

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Use Of HIV-Prevention Drug Grows, But Lags Among Non-Whites
Use Of HIV-Prevention Drug Grows, But Lags Among Non-Whites

Nationally, the number of PrEP users rose from 8,768 in 2012 to 77,120 in 2016 -- an average annual increase of 73 percent in each of those four years

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Business/Technology

Everything You Need To Know About The New Medicare Cards (But Beware Of Scams)
Everything You Need To Know About The New Medicare Cards (But Beware Of Scams)

The new cards address security concerns by removing each member's Social Security number and replacing it with a new, randomly generated 11-digit "Medicare number"

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For Aspiring Doctors With Disabilities, Many Medical Schools Come Up Short
For Aspiring Doctors With Disabilities, Many Medical Schools Come Up Short

About 1,500 medical students in the U.S. have disclosed a disability and receive formal accommodations

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Regulatory

FDA Moves To Cut Nicotine In Cigarettes, Helping Smokers Kick Habit
FDA Moves To Cut Nicotine In Cigarettes, Helping Smokers Kick Habit

Stripping cigarettes of all or most of their addictive power could lead 5 million adults to quit smoking within a year of the plan going into place and another 8 million to quit within five years

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Podcasts

'What The Health?' Rocky Road Ahead In Congress For Insurance Market Bills
'What The Health?' Rocky Road Ahead In Congress For Insurance Market Bills

Congress is barreling toward a deadline to finish work on a bill to fund much of the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year. That bill is also supposed to include separate legislation aimed at stabilizing premiums for individuals who buy their own health insurance.

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'What The Health?' Rocky Road Ahead In Congress For Insurance Market Bills
'What The Health?' Rocky Road Ahead In Congress For Insurance Market Bills

Congress is barreling toward a March 23 deadline to finish work on a bill to fund much of the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year. That bill is also supposed to include separate legislation aimed at stabilizing premiums for individuals who buy their own health insurance

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