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  • CV Events, Death Lower After Statin RechallengeGetting patients to stay on statins after an adverse reaction is getting harder though in the face of a growing "cult" of online antistatin sentiment, one expert says.
  • ACA Repeal-Only Bill Fails in SenateFor the second time within 24 hours, the Senate rejected a Republican bill to undo the Affordable Care Act.
  • New Drug Testing Guidelines ReleasedThe American Society of Addiction Medicine has published a consensus document that rounds up the best evidence on when, where, and how to use drug testing in clinical practice.

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