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Experts, Senators Wrestle Over Thorny Drug Shortage Challenge

Re-shoring, "friend-shoring," stockpiling: how does one solve a problem like drug shortages?


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ChatGPT Flubbed Drug Information Questions

Researchers say the AI tool is not yet accurate enough for consumer or pharmacist questions

JAK Inhibitor Preserves Beta-Cell Function in Early Type 1 Diabetes

Daily baricitinib pill was also safe and well-tolerated

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Tucatinib Regimen Boosts PFS in Advanced HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

Adding agent to T-DM1 resulted in 2-month progression-free survival improvement

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Blood Test May Be Able to Tell Which Organs Have Accelerated Aging

This may enable treatment of people before they get sick, researcher says

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Inappropriate Aspirin Use Continues, Research Suggests

Two single-center studies show recommendations may not be followed

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Experts discuss importance of both physician- and patient-reported domains

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Infectious Disease
Should Throat Swabs Be Incorporated Into Rapid COVID Testing?

While sensitivity improves, it may be difficult for people to correctly swab their own throats

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Clinical Challenges: Optimizing Locoregional Therapy in Older Breast Cancer Patients

Striking a balance between too much therapy and not enough

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T-DXd Could Be 'Practice-Changing' in HER2-Expressing Gynecologic Cancers

Impressive response rates in patients with the highest levels of HER2 expression

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Bringing Gene Therapy to Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Using a viral vector to help the eye produce its own anti-VEGF proteins

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Psilocybin Shows Promise in Treatment-Resistant Bipolar Type II Depression

Most patients achieved remission in small trial, and no hypomania episodes occurred

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Transplant Advocates Sound Alarm Over Proposed Medicare Test Coverage Policy

Proposed rules would decrease early detection of organ rejection, they say

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Critical Care
Conservative Oxygenation Outperforms Liberal Targets for Critically Ill Kids

Oxy-PICU is the first randomized trial to compare different SpO2 targets in these patients

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Alzheimer's Blood Test Predicts Who Might Benefit Most From Anti-Amyloid Drugs

Novel two-cutoff approach may reduce need for confirmatory PET scans

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Quick Albuminuria Reduction Key Factor in Finerenone's Efficacy

4-month UACR reduction mediated 84% of kidney treatment effect

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Novel Doublet Highly Effective in Low-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer

Next step for avutometinib/defactinib combination is going forward with phase III trial

Personality Predictors of Dementia; Parkinson's Blood Test; Klotho in Alzheimer's

News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience

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Can Paxlovid Improve Long COVID Symptoms?

Harlan Krumholz, MD, discusses his ongoing study and novel approaches to clinical trials

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Is the New Mpox 'Outbreak' Deadlier?

Three factors could explain the higher case fatality rate in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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When Pharmacists Are Stretched Thin, Safety Concerns Rise, Activist Says

'If I'm not counseling patients on new prescriptions, an easy medication error can happen'

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Communicating Uncertainty About Drugs Granted Accelerated Approval

An education gap exists about 'the possibility that these drugs might not work,' says expert

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Competing Incentives of the FDA's Accelerated Drug Approval

Experts weigh drug availability against possible suboptimal outcomes


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Breaking Point: Why We Become Activists

Three healthcare providers describe what pushed them to speak out

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Addiction as a Chronic Illness

Nzinga Harrison, MD, on ending the misconceptions and stigma