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P&T News

April 27

Federal financial incentives spur hunt for customers’ perspectives
Panels question ‘existence and magnitude’ of drug’s overall benefit
Treatment OK’d for second-line use with Folfiri in metastatic colorectal cancer
Most states don’t allow basic EMS staff to administer injections
Mid-stage trial fails to meet primary and secondary endpoints

April 24

Many facilities lack programs to cut use of antibiotics that encourage dangerous gut infection
Niclosamide as effective as vancomycin in early investigation
New Jersey hospital sends medical teams to patients’ homes to coordinate follow-up care
Report calls for improved interoperability

April 23

Implantable device could allow doctors to test treatments in patients before prescribing chemotherapy
Store-based centers move deeper into chronic care and wellness
Experts dampen lay press’ exuberance
Results could be used to tailor improved therapies
Recommendations recognize risks of aggressive therapy in young patients

April 22

Government puts squeeze on uncompensated care pools
First GLP-1 receptor agonist approved for weight management
Mammography most beneficial for women aged 50 to 74
But patients continue to have higher sepsis risk, authors find