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October 29

Kappa opioid agonist reduces abuse potential
Once-daily pill works best in patients with abnormal kidney function
Treatment significantly reduces time to hemostasis versus gelatin sponge
Researchers assess effects of aspirin and statins
Up-and-coming technologies include mobile stroke ambulance and painless blood testing

October 28

Returning medical workers should not be quarantined, agency says
Author sees opportunity to improve stroke prevention
Experts point to increased risk of harm and uncertain benefits
Sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor modulator achieves clinical remission
AKB-6548 associated with serious adverse effects

October 27

Guidelines allow treatment before organ damage occurs
Ebola and Marburg shared common ancestor millions of years ago
Vaccines are on the horizon, but time is short, scientists say
Regulatory submission expected in mid-2015
Data presented at CHEST 2014 meeting

October 24

100% of patients respond to treatment within 24 hours
Treating inflammation may be bad idea, authors say
If approved, product’s launch expected in second quarter, 2015

October 23

Electronic health records increase docs’ bureaucratic burden, authors say
Absence of single gene drives inflammation
Noninvasive method detects compounds produced by Aspergillus fungi
Capsules reduce exogenous insulin requirements in mid-stage trial

October 22

Authors recommend bundled payments for hospitals and physicians
TB/HIV co-epidemic poses key challenge
Researchers see possibility of vaccine for heart disease

October 21

Reference pricing aims to cut costs
Safety involves three key principles
Experts anticipate launch of first therapies for geographic atrophy

October 20

Disease ignored by public, neglected by doctors, experts say
Flexible custom mask covers hollow eye socket at lower cost
Morphine/naltrexone combo expected to reduce oral abuse when crushed

October 17

British research focused on the role of enzymes in bacteria
Progressive scarring of lungs leaves patients short of breath
Studies will prepare vaccine candidate for clinical trials
Top-line results released in NIH-funded comparison of effectiveness

October 16

Medications and nonpharmacologic recommendations graded
Longer period might be needed to prevent virus spread, expert says
New data support efficacy of chimeric antigen receptor therapy



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