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patient advocacy, Patient Advocacy Reporting System , Conflict Of Interest, Medical Ethics, Medical Ethics Research, Penn Medicine, pharmaceutical and healthcare business

Widespread Conflicts of Interest Among Patient-Advocacy Organizations Uncovered in Penn Study

Over the past few decades, hundreds of patient-advocacy organizations have emerged in the United States, promoting disease research and influencing FDA and health insurer policies. Now, a new study reveals a large proportion of these organizations have funding or other connections with drug or medical device makers, yet do not adequately disclose the details of these connections or have publicly accessible policies in place describing how they manage them.

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Parkinson Disease, Microbiome, Gut Bacteria, pharmcogenetics

UAB Study Shows Link Between Microbiome in the Gut and Parkinson’s

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A new study from researchers at the UAB shows that Parkinson’s disease, and medications to treat Parkinson’s, have distinct effects on the composition of the trillions of bacteria that make up the gut microbiome.

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Study: Wireless Stimulation May Ease Migraine Pain as Well as Drugs

A preliminary study suggests that a new, wireless patch that you wear on your arm may help reduce migraine pain as well as drugs. The study is published in the March 1, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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cancer medications, Yale Cancer Center

In-House Specialty Pharmacy Reduces Medical Errors, Wait Time

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Dr. Kerin Adelson discusses the in-house specialty pharmacy at Smilow Cancer Hospital with HemeOnc Today

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healthy policy, Insurance, Yale Cancer Center, Public Health

YCC Expert to Speak on US Cancer Patients Struggling to Afford Life-Saving Medications

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Superbugs, Antibiotic Resistance, drug pipeline

Expert on Drug Discovery Available to Speak on the WHO List of Superbugs

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New TB Drug Candidates Developed From Soil Bacteria

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A new treatment for tuberculosis (TB) is set to be developed using compounds derived from bacteria that live in soil - according an international collaboration of researchers, including the University of Warwick.

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Scientists Unveil Why Microbe Klebsiella, Cited as an Urgent Threat to Human Health by WHO, Is Resistant to Antibiotics.

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Rare Disease Day, Rare Diseases

University of Notre Dame's Richard Taylor Can Speak to Media About Rare Disease Day and Drug Development at the Warren Center

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Endocrinology, Metabolic Diseases, Diabetes, Diabetes Care, Health Care Systems, Pharmacoeconomics, Health Economics

Collaborative Diabetes Clinic Lowers Health Care Costs

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Researchers at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at UC San Diego are running a Diabetes Intensive Medical Management (DIMM) “tune up” clinic for complex type 2 diabetes patients. In a study published in the March 2017 issue of the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy, the researchers report the clinic’s economic benefits, which include an estimated cost avoidance of $5,287 per DIMM clinic patient over three years.







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