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Arena Pharma soars on deal with United Therapeutics for hypertension drug

Nov 16, 2018 , Reuters
Shares of Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc jumped nearly 30 percent after the drug developer sold rights to develop and sell its hypertension treatment to United Therapeutics Corp, fetching it $800 million in an upfront payment....
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Merck drug Keytruda succeeds in late-stage esophageal cancer trial

Nov 15, 2018 , Reuters
Merck & Co's blockbuster drug Keytruda met the main goal of a late-stage trial testing the treatment in patients with cancers of the digestive tract, the U.S. drugmaker said on Wednesday....
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For some cancer patients, precision medicine offers hope

Nov 15, 2018 , CNN Health
Medical treatments targeting the DNA in tumor cells are celebrated, but insurers often won't cover the skyrocketing cost....
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In Buffalo Emergency Departments, A Better Way To Treat Opioid Use Disorder

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
An innovative, cost-effective program at more than a dozen hospitals in Western New York provides medication-assisted treatment to opioid use disorder patients in emergency departments (EDs) and rapidly transitions them into long-term treatment at a community clinic, all within about 48 hours. The ......
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Fecal Transplant Effective Against Immunotherapy-Induced Colitis

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
For the first time, transplanting gut bacteria from healthy donors was used to successfully treat patients suffering from severe colitis caused by treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs). The study from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, which includes two patients, sugges......
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Janssen gets FDA green light for new Invokana indication

Nov 14, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Janssen's oral diabetes treatment is the first oral diabetes treatment to have an indication to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke or cardiovascular death, the company said. Read More...
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States may now broaden mental health treatment under Medicaid

Nov 14, 2018 , CNN Health
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may now allow for states to pursue Medicaid reimbursements for short-term inpatient treatment in mental health facilities despite a decades-old exclusion, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced Tuesday....
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Hepatitis C Treatment Can Be Shortened In 50 Percent Of Patients, Study Finds

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Hepatitis C drugs cure more than 90% of patients, but can cost more than $50,000 per patient. Findings from a new study could lead to significant cost savings. Preliminary data from the study, co-led by a theoretical modeling researcher from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and ......
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CMS plans to overturn Medicaid ban on mental health facility pay

Nov 14, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
States may soon have a new waiver option to use federal funds to pay for Medicaid beneficiaries' treatment at inpatient mental health facilities. The CMS has had a ban on reimbursing those providers for...
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Anthony Bourdain’s Suicide Prompts Those In Notoriously Brutal Culinary Industry To Speak Out About Mental Health Struggles

Nov 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Insiders have long worried privately about the lifestyle of people who work in the restaurant industry, which has one of the highest rates of illicit drug use and alcoholism and a tradition of masking mental-health struggles. In other news on mental health: farmers devastated by Florence are especially vulnerable to depression and judges are starting to favor outpatient treatment over hospitalization....
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Sobi buys rights to AstraZeneca infant drug for $1.5 billion upfront

Nov 14, 2018 , Reuters
AstraZeneca has taken another step to refocus on priority drugs by selling U.S. rights to a treatment for infant lung infections to Swedish Orphan Biovitrum for an upfront fee of $1.5 billion....
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Dead End for Treatment of Polio-Like Disorder Striking Kids

Nov 14, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Dead End for Treatment of Polio-Like Disorder Striking KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/12/2018 12:00:00...
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AMA to advocate on gender definition, sexual assault treatment

Nov 14, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The American Medical Association will advocate on a range of major population health policies including gender identity, Canadian drug imports and sexual assault treatment, as agreed upon by delegates at the group's 2018 interim...
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New Cholesterol Guidelines Call On Doctors To Tailor Treatments To Manage Risk For Each Individual Patient

Nov 13, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The guidelines also recommend the use of two new kinds of drugs for those at the greatest danger of heart...
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Prozac No Help In Polio-Like Illness

Nov 13, 2018 , WebMD
Researchers have been searching for possible treatments for acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM. Lab tests showed that fluoxetine had antiviral effects against a virus associated with the disorder, so some experts had suggested that the antidepressant might be a possible treatment for the...
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Theravance Biopharma, Mylan get FDA approval for Yupelri

Nov 13, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Yupelri is the first and only once-daily nebulized bronchodilator approved for the treatment of COPD, the companies said. Read More...
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Tennis Elbow 'Treatments' Bring Little Relief: Study

Nov 11, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Tennis Elbow 'Treatments' Bring Little Relief: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/9/2018 12:00:00...
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Rock to Recovery unleashes power of music to help rehab patients

Nov 11, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
While many addiction treatment centers offer therapeutic sessions involving painting or yoga, former Korn guitarist Wesley Geer's Rock to Recovery puts music to...
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Single Dose of New Oral Antibiotic Cures Most Gonorrhea

Nov 10, 2018 , RxList
A single oral dose of the investigational antibiotic zoliflodacin performs as well as intramuscular ceftriaxone (Rocephin, Hoffman-LaRoche) for treatment of uncomplicated urogenital and rectal gonococcal infections, a multicenter phase 2 trial...
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U.S. regulators snip red tape for medical devices to curb opioid crisis

Nov 10, 2018 , Reuters
Laura Perryman expected her medical company, Stimwave Technologies Inc, would have to wait several years for its painkilling device to win U.S. approval as a treatment for chronic migraines....
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