Monthly Archives: September 2016

Second Case of Bacteria Resistant to “Antibiotic of Last Resort” Found in US Patient

The Washington Post reports researchers have detected bacteria with the mcr-1 gene, which makes them resistant to the “antibiotic of last resort” colistin, in a second patient in the US, according to a study published on Monday in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. The CDC … Continue reading

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White House Considers FDA’s Final Rule Clarifying Regulations of Tobacco Products Like E-Cigarettes

The Hill reports the White House is reviewing the FDA’s final rule in which it clarifies the differences between how it regulates products like nicotine gum and electronic cigarettes, a distinction which the FDA asserts “comes down to the product’s intended … Continue reading

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Cyber Crime: 5 Steps to Protect Your Business from Hackers

The cost of cybercrime is increasing at a dizzying pace. By the end of this decade, the general loss to cybercrime around the world will reach nearly $6 trillion on an annual basis. According to a 2016 report by Cybersecurity … Continue reading

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Thinking About a Career in Law? 5 Ways to Get Ahead

Careers in the legal field have been popular for centuries. But how can you really get ahead, stand out from the competition and snag the job of your dreams? Here are five ways to get ahead and land a good … Continue reading

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Doctors Who Get More Money From Pharmaceutical Industry Prescribe More Brand Name Drugs

In a 1,900-word article, ProPublica reports, “A ProPublica analysis has found for the first time that” physicians “who receive payments from the medical industry do indeed tend to prescribe drugs differently than their colleagues who don’t.” The analysis indicated that … Continue reading

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New Study Finds Vaping Has Pushed Teen Nicotine-Use Rates To Levels Not Seen Since 1995

The New York Times reports that a study release today in the journal Pediatrics finds that “many teenagers who never would have smoked cigarettes are now ‘vaping’ with flavored e-cigarettes, leading to a new generation using nicotine at rates not seen since … Continue reading

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Keep Your Golden Years Gold: Protecting Your Retirement After a Car Crash

You worked hard for most of your life to get to retirement. Then you’re driving in a strange city, look down at your GPS to see where you’re at, and you rear-end the car in front of you that had … Continue reading

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Opioid Deaths Among ICU Patients on the Rise

Forbes contributor CJ Arlotta writes that research suggests “the opioid epidemic is not only impacting households across the nation; it’s also placing an additional unnecessary burden on the country’s healthcare system, particularly stretched-too-thin intensive care units (ICUs).” Researchers found that “opioid-related … Continue reading

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FDA Suspends Clinical Trial for Leukemia Treatment After Three Patient Deaths

The Wall Street Journal reports that Juno Therapeutics Inc. announced that the Food and Drug Administration placed a clinical hold on the Phase II clinical trial of JCAR015, an experimental leukemia treatment, because two patients died last week. Bloomberg News reports that three … Continue reading

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Theranos CEO Banned from Owning or Operating Medical Lab for Two Years

The New York Times reports that CMS “banned Elizabeth Holmes, the chief executive of Theranos, from owning or operating a medical laboratory for at least two years, in a major setback for the embattled blood-testing firm and its once widely lauded founder.” In … Continue reading

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