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AAM joins newly formed Coalition Against Patent Abuse

Jan 16, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
The Association for Accessible Medicines has joined the Coalition Against Patent Abuse, a new stakeholder association that is focused on fighting abuses of the patent system. Read More...
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Even Older Drugs Are Getting Steep Price Hikes, Study Finds

Jan 11, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Even Older Drugs Are Getting Steep Price Hikes, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/8/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/9/2019 12:00:00...
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Webinar to focus on flu prevention in older adults

Jan 11, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Sanofi Pasteur will be offering a live educational webcast for pharmacists aimed at helping pharmacists understand the impact the flu can have on older patients and those with chronic conditions. Read More...
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Recognizing signs of depression in older Americans

Jan 11, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
This mental illness affects 65 million Americans age 65 and older, but only 10 percent receive...
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Older People Who Use Hearing Aids Still Report Hearing Challenges

Jan 10, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A high proportion of older people with hearing aids, especially those with lower incomes, report having trouble hearing and difficulty accessing hearing care services, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The researchers, whose analysis is based ......
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Diabetes tied to worse word recall in older adults

Jan 10, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Older people with type 2 diabetes may struggle more with verbal memory than their peers without the disease, a recent study suggests....
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SVS Foundation: Be 'Circulation Smart' - Know What It Takes To Have A Healthy Vascular System

Jan 10, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
If this is the year you hope to take charge of your heath, knowing the signs of vascular disease and vascular health is sure to help. Vascular disease is a common disorder, particularly in older adults. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD), for example, occurs in 12-20% of adults over the age of 60, a......
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Study: Even Older Drugs Getting Steep Price Hikes

Jan 09, 2019 , WebMD
The cost of a two-pack EpiPen injector has increased from around $100 in 2007 to between $300 and $600 today. The list price for Lantus brand insulin increased by 49 percent in 2014, even though the product has been on the market for more than a...
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For Older Black Men, Doctors Come Out Fighting For $25 PSA Test That Saves Lives From Prostate Cancer

Jan 08, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Because African American men are more likely than white men to develop and die of prostate cancer, two doctors disagree with federal policies about screening and say all older black men should be screened. News on cancer also looks at...
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Bristol-Myers Squibb Will Buy Mega-Biotech Celgene For $74 Billion In Cash And Stock

Jan 04, 2019 , Forbes
Analysts are calling it "a big win" for Celgene shareholders....
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Mortality Rates Rising For Gens X And Y, Too

Jan 04, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Declining life expectancies in the U.S. include Gen X and Y Americans, in addition to the older Baby Boomers. But the causes of premature mortality vary by race, gender and ethnicity, according to a new study from Duke University. "We identified late-Gen X (38- to 45-year-olds) and early-Gen Y (27-......
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Foods For Healthy Aging

Jan 03, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Eating healthy, less of a priority for many in their youthful years, becomes all the more necessary as the risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s and other age-related conditions increases as you get older. Ideally, eating habits that support healthy aging should start “in your te......
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Seniors with heart failure not harmed by moderate alcohol use

Jan 03, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Older people with heart failure may be able to continue drinking moderately without harming their health, a new study suggests....
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One-floor living helps seniors 'age in place'

Jan 02, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Older adults are less likely to need to change residences if their homes have certain features, including no stairs, a new study found....
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Opioid Overdose Deaths Triple Among Teens, Kids

Jan 01, 2019 , WebMD
The highest risk is among older teens, who account for 88 percent of those who died during the time of the study, the researchers...
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Why flu makes you feel so bad

Jan 01, 2019 , CNN Health
Every year, from 5 to 20 percent of the people in the United States will become infected with influenza virus. An average of 200,000 of these people will require hospitalization and up to 50,000 will die. Older folks over the age of 65 are especially susceptible to influenza infection, since the immune system becomes weaker with age. In addition, older folks are also more susceptible to long-term disability following influenza infection, especially if they are hospitalized....
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One city's answer to preventing teen e-cigarette use: Sell in adult-only stores

Dec 27, 2018 , CNN Health
Attempting to beat back the rise of vaping among teens, the city of Somerville, Massachusetts, voted earlier this month to restrict where e-cigarettes can be sold -- limiting them, and menthol cigarettes, to the shelves of tobacco stores only open to customers 21 and older....
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Heart Risks High in Older Cancer Patients Before Diagnosis

Dec 26, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Heart Risks High in Older Cancer Patients Before DiagnosisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/24/2018 12:00:00...
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Commentary: GSK, Pfizer and GE shift away from diversification in latest round of health-care deals

Dec 21, 2018 , CNBC Health
The shift to focus on core businesses will enable health care giants to excel in their respective fields with increased market share, more efficient use of assets and increased return to...
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Albenza vs. Sklice

Dec 21, 2018 , RxList
Albenza (albendazole) and Sklice (ivermectin) are used to treat parasites. Albenza is used to treat certain infections caused by worms such as pork tapeworm and dog tapeworm. Sklice Lotion is indicated for the topical treatment of head lice infestations in patients six months of age and...
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