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Human medicines European public assessment report (EPAR): Vimpat, lacosamide, Revision: 25, Authorised

John Martin Ellison

bmj;358/sep22_3/j4341/FAF1faJohn Martin Ellison was born in Leeds. Like most of his family, his parents were doctors. He was educated at Repton School and the University of Leeds Medical School. He...

Viewpoints: Nursing Homes And Hurricanes; Winning The War On Drugs

A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.

Policy Implications: The GOP Bill’s Math Problems; The Importance Of Funding CHIP

Editorial pages include policy analysis of the Graham-Cassidy health care bill and examine some of the key policies now in play.

Political Perspectives: Pleas For Truth Talk Regarding Graham-Cassidy; Does Panic On Left Suggest Progress On Right?

Opinion writers express outrage at the contents of the Senate GOP's latest attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare and explore the political motivations for pursuing the measure's passage.

Research Roundup: Hospital Transportation; Medicaid Expansion; Obesity Treatment

Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs.

State Highlights: In Calif., Gubernatorial Candidates Try To Prove Health Care Street Cred; Death Toll Rises In Fla. Nursing Home Tradgedy

Media outlets report on news from California, Florida, Texas, Illinois and Pennsylvania.

Football Player Who Was Convicted Of Murder Found To Have Severe Brain Damage

The severity of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez's CTE, a degenerative disease believed to be caused by concussions, is usually found in players in their 60s. He was 27 when he committed suicide in jail.

Hospital Cracks Down On Inconsistencies With Prescribing Opioids As It Tries To Battle Crisis

Anne Arundel Health System joins hospitals across the region and the state of Maryland in attempting to eradicate a problem medical institutions now realize they helped create. Meanwhile, the Senate HELP Committee will hold a hearing to address the epidemic next month.

Massive Data-Gathering Project Strives To Be Inclusive Where So Many Studies Have Failed In Past

The National Institutes of Health's wide-sweeping data-gathering project, called "All Of Us," has set a goal of ensuring that more than half of the participants come from communities that are historically underrepresented in biomedical research. In other public health news: brain science, diabetes-related amputations, kidney disease and more.

VA Steps Up Efforts To Screen And Treat Veterans For Hepatitis C

With a higher rate of infection reported among vets than the general population, the Department of Veterans Affairs started taking proactive measures three years ago to cure patients. Meanwhile, Agent Orange exposure and a wrongful death case are also in veterans health news headlines today.

Drug’s $475K Cost Highlights Pricing Problems With Unique, Breakthrough Therapies

“We need a new payment model,” Steve Miller, chief medical officer at Express Scripts Holding Co., said while criticizing Novartis' new drug.

STAT Plus: Pharmalittle: Lawmakers ask about Merck’s cyberattack; Express Scripts weighs in on CAR-T price tag

Lawmakers have some questions for Merck (MRK) about how a cyberattack in June roiled its operations.

Survey reveals new safety warnings on antiepileptics not received by pregnant women

Antiepileptic drugs and the potentially harmful effects on unborn children has hit the headlines as a survey reveals many women have not received the new safety warnings about the dangers of taking it during pregnancy.

Trends for prevalence and incidence of resistant hypertension: population based cohort study in the UK 1995-2015

Objective To estimate the incidence and prevalence of resistant hypertension among a UK population treated for hypertension from 1995 to 2015.Design Cohort study.Setting Electronic health records...

Should we abandon “finishing the course” of antimicrobials?

The recent controversial article in The BMJ1 wasn’t the first commentary to suggest that we should abandon the notion of a course of antibiotics and rethink the whole strategy of duration of therapy...

Cladribine tablets now available for MS patients in the UK and Ireland

Science and technology company, Merck, has announced the availability of Mavenclad (cladribine tablets) in the UK and Ireland for the treatment of adults with highly active relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS).

Probiotics impact intestinal microbiota in colon cancer patients, notes study

A recent study, performed by the Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, in collaboration with DuPont Nutrition & Health, has demonstrated that probiotics can positively change intestinal microbiota in patients with colon cancer

Lack of controls at US ports and fumigation of imports feed doubts about ‘organic’ label, USDA finds

Genetic mutation causes insulin production without eating carbs

Kenya approves field trials for disease-resistant GMO bananas

CRISPR may allow us to choose the color of butterfly wings

Human medicines European public assessment report (EPAR): Revlimid, lenalidomide, Revision: 34, Authorised

Could violent genes be an excuse for committing crimes?

GMO nitrogen-fixing microbes could one day help plants fertilize themselves

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