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Factors IDed Boosting Post-Surgical Opioid Risk

An analysis of insurance claims identifies risk factors behind a sizeable number of people undergoing surgery becoming persistent users of opioid pain drugs long after their procedures. . . . → Read More: Factors IDed Boosting Post-Surgical Opioid Risk

Zika DNA Vaccine Begins Clinical Trial

A new clinical trial is underway testing a Zika vaccine that uses genetically-engineered DNA to generate an immune response against the disease. . . . → Read More: Zika DNA Vaccine Begins Clinical Trial

Precision Medicine, “My Hope for the Future”

A meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. today heard about one person’s struggle with cystic fibrosis and her hope for precision medicine to provide a cure. . . . → Read More: Precision Medicine, “My Hope for the Future”

Biotech Companies to Discover Ebola, Zika Vaccines

Two biotechnology companies are collaborating to discover new vaccines protecting against Ebola and Zika viruses that present global threats to public health. . . . → Read More: Biotech Companies to Discover Ebola, Zika Vaccines

Public Access to Drugs Meets Health Needs, Cuts Costs

A study shows adding universal access to essential drugs as part of Canada’s health care system would meet much of that country’s pharmaceutical needs and save billions of dollars. . . . → Read More: Public Access to Drugs Meets Health Needs, Cuts Costs

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