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January 27

Iron compound delivered to hemodialysis patients via dialysate
Half of annual payments would go to health care providers by end of 2018
Expensive treatments could test insurers’ ability to pay for them, report says

January 26

Data-sharing capability allows caregivers to monitor patient’s blood sugar levels remotely
Vaccine granted ‘breakthrough therapy’ status

January 23

Paper-clip-sized implant inserted in upper thigh
Opioid exposure during pregnancy increases risk of birth defects
Mid-stage data show superiority over doxorubicin
Younger population more likely to be diagnosed with advanced disease, authors say

January 22

First IL-17A antagonist for moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis
Scripps researchers recognize importance of molecular ‘handed-ness’
XRCC2 mutation may explain resistance to platinum-based therapy
Patient wears small, external insulin pump

January 21

Case could block doctors and hospitals from seeking higher rates
Reduced competition is part of the problem, expert says
Vaccine protects against 70% of cervical cancers

January 20

Common disease kills more people each day than Ebola, expert says
Experts review the good, the bad, and the doubtful
Drugs have to keep up with ‘genomic drift’
Novel approach may lead to next generation of better, safer anesthetic agents
Risk of relapse reduced by half compared with placebo

January 19

New formulation improves on once-monthly Invega Sustenna
NIH study finds most older people use alcohol-interactive medications
Mid-stage data support treatment’s immunostimulatory mechanism of action
Polymer nanoparticles release targeted drug molecules
Global cost could reach $70 trillion over next decade

January 16

Such products, defined in the guidance, do not require FDA oversight
The vaccine cuts the risk of having to visit a doctor by 23%
Federal judge approves consent decree with California firm that failed to follow regulations
Initiation of registrational studies planned for this year

January 15

Broadly neutralizing antibodies may hold the key
Treatment reduces thrombotic events in patients with heart attack history
Philadelphia team works with GSK to develop cure
Patients are being injected with nonsterile products
Study evaluates mesenchymal precursor cell product

January 14

Electrical stimulation blocks nerve activity between brain and stomach
Pharmacy benefit manager pits drug-makers against each other
ACP addresses health information technology and informatics
System combines reporting, testing, and enforcement rules

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