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  • AUA Carcinogens Found in Urine of e-Cigarette Users e-Cigarettes are perceived as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, but a new study indicates that they are not free of cancer-causing molecules.
 
  • Alert CHMP Recommends Triple Combo for COPD Maintenance The EMA's CHMP has recommended granting marketing authorization for Trimbow, a combination of three inhaled medications, for the maintenance treatment of adults with moderate to severe COPD.
  • Alert FDA Widens Use of Ivacaftor Again for Cystic Fibrosis In what is hailed as a victory for precision medicine, the agency expanded the drug's indication to cover more gene mutations that cause the life-shortening disorder.

 

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  • Trump Budget Revives Malpractice Damage CapsThe White House said tough tort reform measures would save the federal government $55 billion over 10 years, part of the $3.6 trillion it's trying to cut.
  • Mortality Lower at Major Teaching Hospitals, Study ShowsThirty-day mortality rates were significantly lower among Medicare patients treated at major teaching hospitals compared with those receiving care at nonteaching hospitals between 2012 and 2014, a new study showed.
  • AAP Guideline: No Fruit Juice for InfantsThe Academy of Pediatrics has just released new recommendations on the appropriate consumption of fruit juice for infants, toddlers, and adolescents, with a nod to whole fruit over juices.
  • The Elderly on Statins: No Survival Gains in ALLHAT-LLTStatins are frequently given to people older than 65, an age group not adequately studied in prospective trials. A post hoc analysis, helping to close the data gap, questions the practice.

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  • Is Medicaid Only for Those Who 'Deserve' It?   Congress seems to have a 19th-century attitude about who deserves healthcare, says Art Caplan.
  • Malpractice Dangers in the Patient Handoff Costly malpractice suits occur and patient safety may be compromised when patients are handed off from one physician's care to another. How can you prevent this from happening?

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