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  • Most Physicians Think FDA Has It About Right, Survey SaysMost physician respondents thought the FDA requires the right level of evidence for approving new drugs but were overwhelmingly against the FDA allowing promotion of drugs for unapproved uses.
  • New Paper: How to Get Patients With Diabetes/CVD Moving'Just advising patients to not enough,' says the lead author of a European society position paper. 'Patients must be assessed for comorbidities, risks...and personal preferences.'
  • Intermittent Fasting Plus Lower-Calorie Diet May Be BestAlthough admittedly small, a new study indicates that a combination of intermittent fasting together with some calorie restriction may give the best outcomes in terms of weight loss and overall health.
  • CMS Seeks to Prod Insurers to Negotiate Lower Drug PricesCMS' Seema Verma proposed a voluntary test to address what she calls "perverse incentives" in Part D. The model will ask insurers to accept more financial risk for customers who need expensive drugs.

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  • Should Doctors Decide When a Patient Is Too Old to Drive? Americans are living longer, but physical changes make it difficult for some seniors to drive safely. Should doctors decide when a patient should no longer drive? Are there alternatives for seniors?
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