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Online Pharmacies Seen Fueling Antibiotic Overuse

A study of pharmacies selling drugs online shows many of these sites offer antibiotics to consumers in the U.K. without prescriptions, which would be illegal in retail drug stores. . . . → Read More: Online Pharmacies Seen Fueling Antibiotic Overuse

Companies Recognized for Patient Safety Innovations

Three companies received awards for their products aimed at reducing the number of preventable deaths occurring in American hospitals. . . . → Read More: Companies Recognized for Patient Safety Innovations

News Blackout Imposed on U.S. Science Agencies [Updated]

Multiple news services today are reporting that the Trump administration is ordering several U.S. government agencies conducting or funding scientific research to cease discussing its activities with the media or public officials. . . . → Read More: News Blackout Imposed on U.S. Science Agencies [Updated]

Many Health Apps Found Not Helping People in Need

Many mobile apps designed to help manage one’s health are not assisting people in most need of that help and often do not appropriately respond to information with dangerous consequences. . . . → Read More: Many Health Apps Found Not Helping People in Need

Targeted Leukemia Drugs Sharply Raising Costs of Care

Drugs directly attacking cancer cell growth show high remission rates with a common form of leukemia, but a new study suggests the high costs of these drugs could impose difficult economic burdens on patients and the health care system. . . . → Read More: Targeted Leukemia Drugs Sharply Raising Costs of Care

Health Insurance Group Forms Academic Research Network

The national organization of Blue Cross-Blue Shield health insurance providers is linking up with academic researchers to study outcomes of health care practices, including opioid abuse and cancer screenings. . . . → Read More: Health Insurance Group Forms Academic Research Network

Breast Cancer Drug Costs Vary Among Insured Patients

Women receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer can face widely different costs for their treatments, regardless of effectiveness, even if they have health insurance. . . . → Read More: Breast Cancer Drug Costs Vary Among Insured Patients

Malnutrition Shown Adding Billions to U.S. Health Costs

An analysis of data from health surveys shows malnutrition associated with 8 common chronic diseases adds $15.5 billion directly to U.S. health care costs. . . . → Read More: Malnutrition Shown Adding Billions to U.S. Health Costs

Health Agency Funds Drug-Resistant Bacteria R&D

Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, or BARDA, signed agreements worth $67 million to develop new treatments and diagnostics for urgent drug-resistant infections. . . . → Read More: Health Agency Funds Drug-Resistant Bacteria R&D

Challenge Seeks Health Technology Start-Ups

A new competition is seeking start-up enterprises worldwide to pitch their ideas for solving health care issues with technology directly to life sciences industry leaders. . . . → Read More: Challenge Seeks Health Technology Start-Ups