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Anti-Smoking Ads Not Reaching Most in U.S.

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A nationwide survey shows a majority of American adults, including half of those who smoke, did not see court-ordered anti-smoking TV or newspaper advertisements. . . . → Read More: Anti-Smoking Ads Not Reaching Most in U.S.

Analysis – Most New Drugs Not Adding Patient Benefits

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An analysis of drugs approved for use in Germany since 2011 shows no evidence most treatments provide new or added benefits to patients compared to standard care. . . . → Read More: Analysis – Most New Drugs Not Adding Patient Benefits

Infographic – Where Vaccine Distrust is Greatest

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While much attention is focused on the current measles outbreak, distrust of vaccines apparently goes beyond this one disease. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Where Vaccine Distrust is Greatest

Repurposing an Anti-Inflammatory Drug to Treat a Life-Threatening Disease

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Researchers successfully identified a common drug compound, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, that is active against all growing stages of the parasite that causes schistosomiasis. . . . → Read More: Repurposing an Anti-Inflammatory Drug to Treat a Life-Threatening Disease

FDA Clears Wearable App Device for Migraine

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The Food and Drug Administration authorized a wearable nerve-stimulation device controlled by a mobile app to treat acute migraine headaches. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears Wearable App Device for Migraine

Infographic – Highest Diabetes Rates in U.S.

Diabests in USA

Statista published a map yesterday showing the states in the U.S. with the highest rates of diabetes, this weekend’s infographic. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Highest Diabetes Rates in U.S.

FDA Approves Rare Infant Disease Gene Therapy

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The Food and Drug Administration today approved a treatment for spinal muscular atrophy in young children that replaces a faulty gene in motor neurons with a healthy one. . . . → Read More: FDA Approves Rare Infant Disease Gene Therapy

Infographic – Americans Leery of Biometrics

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A solid majority of Americans express at least some doubts about biometrics for accessing computers, this weekend’s infographic. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Americans Leery of Biometrics

Trial Shows Surgical Pain Managed Without Opioids

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Results from a clinical trial show patients recovered from their hernia surgeries with non-opioid pain medications, and stayed off opioids for 15 days. . . . → Read More: Trial Shows Surgical Pain Managed Without Opioids

FDA Issues Final Biosimilar Guidance

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The Food and Drug Administration issued its final guidance on regulating the interchangeability of so-called biosimilars with original biologic drugs. . . . → Read More: FDA Issues Final Biosimilar Guidance