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Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:35:01 -0400

 



More Botulism Cases Tied to Heroin 'Skin Popping'

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:15:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Fifteen cases over 10-year period in El Paso, Texas



Medicaid Waivers: A Matter of Flawed Flexibility?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:15:09 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- States' proposals to alter program may do more harm than good



Triplet Tx Offers Impressive Results in Resistant HCV (CME/CE)

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:00:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Combo pill highly effective despite presence of drug-resistant mutations



Long-Term Albumin Tx Ups Survival in Liver Failure (CME/CE)

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:00:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Patients with decompensated cirrhosis also report better quality of life



ATS-NIH Address Chemical InhalationDisasters

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:30:06 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Report calls for sustained post-9/11 funding for research



New Tenofovir for Hep B Improves Bone and Kidney Safety (CME/CE)

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:30:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Formulation now recommended in updated HBV treatment guidelines



Interferon-Free HCV Tx Successful in Young Kids (CME/CE)

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Sustained response with half-dose tablet



Combo Drug Beats Tough-to-Treat HCV Genotype 3 (CME/CE)

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:30:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Anti-viral led to sustained virological response in 95% of trial patients



D.C. Week: Trump, House GOP Trying Again for ACA Repeal

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:00:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Just say 'no' to codeine or tramadol for kids under 12, FDA urges



HCV Treatment Can Avert Transplant Even in Severe Disease

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:00:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- A quarter of patients with decompensated cirrhosis could safely get off waiting list



Inhaled Steroids Tied to Increased Pneumonia Risk in Asthma Patients (CME/CE)

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:00:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- 83% higher rate of pneumonia hospitalization



Antimicrobial Catheter Cap Cuts Bloodstream Infections in Dialysis Patients

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:30:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Trial compared use of two catheter caps at hemodialysis facilities



New Hep C Drugs Don't Promote Cancer (CME/CE)

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:30:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- HCC rates seen in trials most likely reflect disease severity



Hepatitis Deaths Rising: WHO

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:31:29 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Annual mortality rivals HIV and TB



Can a Public Health Initiative Prevent Gun Violence?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:30:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- "Violence interrupters" may be the answer