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Race, Economic Divides Emerge on Opioid Treatments

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A new study highlights sharp differences by race and funding of prescriptions for buprenorphine, a promising treatment for opioid use disorder. . . . → Read More: Race, Economic Divides Emerge on Opioid Treatments

Trial Testing Heart Device Outcomes by Gender

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A clinical trial is underway tracking patients with implanted heart devices for 3 years to find any differences in health outcomes between men and women. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Heart Device Outcomes by Gender

Kidney Diagnostics Receive FDA Breakthrough Tag

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An algorithm-driven diagnostic test for chronic kidney disease is receiving a breakthrough device designation from the Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: Kidney Diagnostics Receive FDA Breakthrough Tag

FDA Approves Transplant Lung Preservation System

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The Food and Drug Administration approved a medical device that restores and maintains lungs for transplants that may not otherwise be acceptable. . . . → Read More: FDA Approves Transplant Lung Preservation System

Infographic – U.S. Leads in Unvaccinated for Measles

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New statistics from Unicef show far more children in the U.S. did not receive their first measles vaccine dose between 2010 and 2017 than children in other countries. . . . → Read More: Infographic – U.S. Leads in Unvaccinated for Measles

Lung Model Developed to Test E-Cigarettes, Hookah

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A three-dimensional model of a human lung is being developed to test health effects of new trends in smoking, such as electronic cigarettes and hookahs. . . . → Read More: Lung Model Developed to Test E-Cigarettes, Hookah

FDA Expands Evidence Project to Replace Trials

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The Food and Drug Administration is expanding a demonstration project with a Boston teaching hospital that tests the value of real world evidence to replace some clinical trials. . . . → Read More: FDA Expands Evidence Project to Replace Trials

FDA Approves Single Dual-Drug Pill for HIV

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The Food and Drug Administration approved a daily pill with 2 drugs to lower viral loads in people with HIV, but who have not yet taken other HIV drugs. . . . → Read More: FDA Approves Single Dual-Drug Pill for HIV

Brain Stimulator Device Cleared for Depression, Insomnia

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A device sending weak electric impulses into the brain from headphones is authorized by the Food and Drug Administration to treat depression, anxiety, and insomnia. . . . → Read More: Brain Stimulator Device Cleared for Depression, Insomnia

Insulin Pump Shown Difficult for Many Users

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An assessment of a closed-loop insulin pump system shows a sizeable proportion of first-time users stopped using its automated feature because of problems in making it work. . . . → Read More: Insulin Pump Shown Difficult for Many Users