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  • Trump's Pick for Drug Czar Pulls Out After InvestigationThe decision follows a report by the Washington Post and 60 Minutes that showed Rep. Tom Marino spearheaded legislation that made it harder for the government to police the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Opioids for C diff Pain Connected to Worse OutcomesResearchers have already linked opioid use to longer hospital stays and higher white blood cell counts, and now the same investigators take a deeper dive, looking at C diff severity and mortality.
  • Cardiac Motion: The Next Log-In Biometric?An innovative system uses remote, Doppler radar assessment of cardiac dimensions and motion as a means of user authentication; but could "access denied" be a warning sign of CVD?
  • Transfusions From Ever-Pregnant Women May Up Mortality RiskIn a large retrospective study, transfusions from ever-pregnant women raised mortality risk among male recipients but not female, and not from never-pregnant women, suggesting an immune response.

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  • How Much Is Your Practice Worth? Many doctors who have a financial stake in a practice don't know what the practice is worth. That's a mistake, say experts in practice valuation. Here's why, and what a practice valuation involves.
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