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Ice Bucket Challenge highlights how rare diseases are neglected
By Merrill Goozner, Editor | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
What a sad summer, marred by the racial unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and the beheading of a U.S. journalist by religious fanatics in the Middle East. The Ice Bucket Challenge launched by the ALS Association comes as welcome relief—and all for a good cause.
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Handling of deadly pathogens to get wider look by House committee
By Steven Ross Johnson | July 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Members of a congressional committee said Monday that they planned to expand their investigation into recent incidents involving safety mishaps at government biosecurity laboratories.
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HHS asks Florida research university to return $6.5M in grants
By Joe Carlson | May 09, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The University of South Florida, a major healthcare research center, has been asked to return more than $6 million in federal grants because of allegations in an audit that the school sometimes exercised poor oversight and misspent the money.
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Why Sovaldi shouldn't cost $84,000
By Merrill Goozner, Editor | May 03, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The healthcare payment world is justifiably upset over the escalating cost of treating those carrying the hepatitis C virus, which leads to 19,000 deaths a year from cirrhosis and liver cancer. A 12-week treatment with Sovaldi costs $84,000—approximately $1,000 a pill.
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Government should back money-saving medical devices, drug development: study
By Steven Ross Johnson | April 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Government should promote the development of new medical devices and medications that provide more value and so help reduce overall healthcare costs, according to a new study funded by the RAND Corp.
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Obama budget offers possible common ground with GOP on healthcare
By Paul Demko and Jessica Zigmond | March 08, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Political and policy observers say President Barack Obama's 2015 budget blueprint for healthcare is significant because it lays out the administration's legislative priorities for the rest of the year and for whatever congressional landscape lies beyond the November elections.
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Medical research advocates rip Obama's budget for NIH
By Steven Ross Johnson | March 04, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
President Barack Obama's proposed budget for fiscal 2015 calls for the National Institutes of Health to receive $30.2 billion in funding, a close to 1% increase from fiscal 2014 that falls short of pre-sequestration funding levels.
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LifePoint Hospitals names Jennifer Peters VP and chief operations counsel, and other moves
By Modern Healthcare | February 08, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
LifePoint Hospitals, a for-profit hospital chain based in Brentwood, Tenn., has named Jennifer Peters VP and chief operations counsel. In the new role, Peters, an attorney, will lead the legal department's interactions with the company's hospitals and physician practices.
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Outliers: We may have a nose for disease (and fat)
By Modern Healthcare | February 01, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Look no further than the end of your nose to detect some medical conditions, researchers say. Studies on the fascinating relationship between disease and smell are proving we shouldn't sniff at the talent of the unassuming snout.
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Want to get the flu? Volunteers sneeze for science
By Associated Press | January 26, 2014
Forget being sneezed on: Government scientists are deliberately giving dozens of volunteers the flu by squirting the live virus straight up their noses.
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