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FTC Oversight of Pharmaceutical Sector 'Minimal' Over Last 20-Plus Years

The agency pursued a handful of actions per year, allowed 61 of 62 mergers it challenged

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Acetaminophen Fails to Improve Mortality, Need for Organ Support in Sepsis

However, treated patients were less likely to develop ARDS, respiratory dysfunction

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Geriatrics
Legal Marijuana Leads to More Hospital Trips for Older Adults

ED visits tripled after edible cannabis was legalized in Canada

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PROTECT Drugs Tied to Slower eGFR Decline vs Standard Care in IgA Nephropathy

Slower kidney function decline observed with sparsentan and irbesartan

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Senate Paper Mulls Options for Fixing Physician Pay in Fee-for-Service Medicare

Regular inflation updates, getting rid of MIPS among the ideas discussed

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Rheumatology
Doubt Cast on MGUS-Autoimmune Disease Link

Population-based study fails to confirm earlier findings

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Oncology/Hematology
FDA Withdraws Approval of FGFR Inhibitor for Bile Duct Cancer

Sponsor for infigratinib (Truseltiq) failed to recruit and enroll patients in confirmatory study

7 Hrs Ago
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Leadless Pacing Wirelessly Linked to Subcutaneous Defibrillator Hits Targets for ATP

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Audio-Only Telemedicine Preferred by Spanish-Speaking Patients Seeking Contraception

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Novel Drugs for IPF Improve Lung Function in Mid-Stage Trials

"These are among the two most exciting sets of results we've seen," researcher says

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Lung Function Tests: End of Racial Adjustments Could Have Wide Impact

Millions in the U.S. may be reclassified, changing work eligibility, disability compensation

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Infectious Disease
AAP OKs Breastfeeding for Some Moms With HIV on ART

New report reverses decades of recommending against breastfeeding for all moms with HIV

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Responders to PCI for Angina Relief Identified by Chest Pain Type

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FTC Puts Pharmacy Benefit Managers, Private Equity in the Crosshairs

'There's no doubt that we definitely punch above our weight,' says FTC Chair Lina Khan

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How the FTC Protects Patients in Healthcare

Challenging 'bogus' patents that stifle competition and inflate costs is one way, says Lina Khan

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Celebrating Nurses Week: Hats Off to All the RNs

Here are some facts about my invaluable colleagues

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Chloe Nazra Lee, MD
Men Too: Sexual Harassment in the Operating Room

The fear and anxiety that come with harassment cross all boundaries

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Bad Surgeon: Barriers to Addressing Medical Misconduct

Our culture rejects self-criticism, censors frank discussion, and too often hides misconduct

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The potential benefits of CAR T-cell therapies still far outweigh the risks