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West Virginia Medicaid saves $54.4M with prescription drug carve out

Mar 19, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
The prescription drug carve out resulted in $122 million in pharmacy dispensing fees to West Virginia pharmacies. Read More...
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Salty And Saltier: Fast Food Chains Keep Adding More Salt To Your Food

Mar 19, 2019 , Forbes
Fast food has always contained lots of salt. Most people are probably not aware, though, that over the past 30 years, the amount of salt in typical fast food meals has increased by 50%. This is worrisome for the millions of people with high blood...
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Updating Your Knowledge of the Many Medications for Type 2 Diabetes

Mar 19, 2019 , American Journal of Nursing
According to the latest figures from the CDC, 30.3 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and another 84.3 million adults have 'prediabetes.' Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90% to 95% of all cases. Are you up-to-date on the new drugs? This month in AJN, Patricia Keresztes and Annette Peacock-Johnson help us find our way [...] The post Updating Your Knowledge of the Many Medications for Type 2 Diabetes appeared first on Off the...
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Ohio accuses UnitedHealth's OptumRx of drug overcharges in lawsuit

Mar 19, 2019 , Reuters
Ohio's attorney general on Monday said he had filed a lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group Inc's OptumRx unit, saying the pharmacy benefit manager had overcharged the state nearly $16 million for prescription drugs....
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Study Aims To Predict Treatment Response In Epilepsy Patients

Mar 19, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
With the aid of $2.5 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Vanderbilt researchers are on a quest to develop early biomarkers of treatment outcomes for patients with temporal lobe epilepsy based on their individual brain networks. While anti-epileptic medication is success......
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U.S. seizes 1 million pounds of pork from China on swine fever concerns

Mar 17, 2019 , Reuters
U.S. border agents have seized around 1 million pounds of pork from China, a spokesman for the agency said on Friday, over suspicions that it might contain African swine flu disease which has hit Chinese pork output....
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Make your healthcare blog a more valuable tool

Mar 16, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
These seven tips will draw more readers to your blog and keep them coming back for more. Blogging is exploding across all industries, with more than 2 million blog posts published daily . Blogging is especially common in retail, but it can play a significant role in healthcare as well. When used correctly, it brings […] The post Make your healthcare blog a more valuable tool appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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Big Data Adds Clarity, Certainty To Clinical Trial Outcomes For AFib

Mar 16, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The 33 million people with atrial fibrillation worldwide not only suffer from bothersome symptoms, but also face a fivefold increased risk of stroke and a twofold increased risk of death. Research teams led by Mayo Clinic published three connected studies on Friday, March 15, clarifying the benefits......
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Diplomat posts Q4 loss, names new CFO

Mar 16, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Despite seeing revenue growth from its recently launched PBM segment and increases in revenue and gross profits, Diplomat Pharmacy posted a net loss of $298 million for the fourth quarter. Read More...
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Jury Awards $29.4 Million in Talcum Powder/Cancer Case

Mar 16, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Jury Awards $29.4 Million in Talcum Powder/Cancer CaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/15/2019 12:00:00...
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States Raising Smoking Age to Combat Teen Vaping

Mar 16, 2019 , WebMD
Newly released numbers from the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey show more than 3.6 million teens used e-cigarettes in 2018. Those numbers include a 78% increase from 2017 in use among high schoolers and a 48% increase among middle...
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Heart Attacks Fall One-Third Among Older Americans

Mar 16, 2019 , WebMD
The study of more than 4 million Medicare patients found that hospitalizations for heart attacks dropped 38 percent between 1995 and 2014. At the same time, deaths within 30 days of a heart attack reached an all-time low of 12 percent, down more than one-third since...
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Signify Health acquires start-up TAV Health in multimillion-dollar deal

Mar 16, 2019 , CNBC Health
Signify Health acquired TAV Health, marking a rare acquisition of a start-up that is focusing on social determinants of...
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Glenmark receives FDA approval for generic BenzaClin gel

Mar 16, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
BenzaClin gel had a market value of roughly $99.4 million for the 12 months ended January 2019. Read More...
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Dollar General reports mixed Q4 results, to open 975 new locations

Mar 16, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Dollar General reported that its net income fell to $483.2 million for the quarter, the opening of 975 new stores, 1,000 remodels and 100 store relocations. Read More...
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Why Millions Of Women Are Suffering In Silence With Costochondritis, A 'Forgotten' Condition

Mar 16, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Peter Askes PT, cert. MDT, CST and founder of the American Rib Pain Institute, recently published a book for patients with costochondritis. After three years of medical literature research, Mr. Askes concludes that many questions about the disorder remain unanswered and unaddressed by the medical co......
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Engineering Treatments For The Opioid Epidemic

Mar 15, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The U.S. is reeling from a public health crisis driven by the misuse of prescription and illicit opioids with nearly 12 million people abusing the drugs annually. The Midwest saw opioid overdoses increase 70% from July 2016 to September 2017, and every 15 minutes a baby is born suffering from opioid......
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New Study On Serious Illness Care Program Underscores Significant Benefit Of More, Better, And Earlier Conversations Between Clinicians And Patients

Mar 15, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Across the United States, millions of individuals face serious, life-limiting illness like cancer, heart disease and stroke, respiratory disease and diabetes. The final year of life with serious illness can be filled with emotional distress and uncertainty about treatment options. When people with......
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These sports are most likely to send kids to ER with brain injuries

Mar 15, 2019 , CNN Health
Almost 2 million children and teens -- an average of 283,000 each year -- were seen in emergency rooms across the United States for traumatic brain injuries between 2010 and 2016, according to a new government report....
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Jury Awards $29.4 Million in Talcum-Cancer Trial

Mar 15, 2019 , WebMD
Johnson & Johnson says its products do not contain asbestos, and said it will appeal Wednesday's jury...
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