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2014-04-15 23:10:44

A new study published in The Oncologist journal shows that a subset of patients with advanced differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) and multiple comorbidities in which full-dose sorafenib is considered unsafe can initiate treatment with sorafenib at lower starting doses without adversely affecting efficacy or tolerability compared with full-dose sorafenib. A team of researchers led by Ramona Dadu, MD, at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, performed a retrospective analysis to...

2014-04-15 16:28:26

SAN DIEGO, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zogenix, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZGNX), a pharmaceutical company developing and commercializing products for the treatment of pain-related and central nervous system (CNS) disorders, today announced that the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts entered an order, preventing the implementation of the Commonwealth's ban of Zohydro(TM) ER on Constitutional grounds. This order will become effective on April 22, 2014. The court decision today supports the...

2014-04-15 14:48:37

Penn Medicine first to investigate shared decision making in radiation oncology Playing an active role in their radiation treatment decisions leaves cancer patients feeling more satisfied with their care, and may even relieve psychological distress around the experience, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania report in the journal Cancer. In a study of 305 patients undergoing radiation treatment, Neha Vapiwala, MD, an associate professor in...

2014-04-14 23:02:23

A former Narconon Arrowhead patient talks for the first time on his recovery process through the program and journey to living without heroin. (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 The nationwide heroin epidemic has affected millions of life. Reports from the National Institute on Drug Abuse report that one out of 15 people that use prescriptions will try the drug within 10 years. What’s worse is that we are losing lives every day to a problem that can be remedied with successful rehabilitation. Meet...

2014-04-10 08:30:41

Spending on Compounded Medications More Than Doubled in 2013 ST. LOUIS, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Significant increases in cost per prescription drove drug trend for workers' compensation payers higher in 2013, according to research released this week by Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX). Overall pharmacy spending for workers' compensation increased 9.5 percent, according to the Express Scripts Workers' Compensation Drug Trend Report, primarily from an 8.2 percent jump in cost per...

2014-04-09 23:30:35

Passages Malibu issues statement on new research published in the UK. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 On March 19th, the British Medical Journal published a study that examined the use of sedatives and anti-anxiety medication and their impact on overall health and mortality rates. The 7-year study looked at more than 34,000 patients in the United Kingdom who were prescribed pharmaceuticals like Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin. Patients prescribed anti-anxiety medication and sleeping pills...

2014-04-09 23:03:38

Opiate abuse is growing quickly in the Tampa area. Millennium Treatment Group is seeing an influx of patients with an addiction to opiates and can offer a great treatment option to help the community. Lake Worth, FL (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Opiate addiction is on the rise in the Tampa area. Millennium Treatment Group has seen a recent increase in the number of patients needing treatment. Because of this, Millennium Treatment Group is offering a great addiction treatment option for those in...

2014-04-09 16:25:15

Part One: "Treating Pain in Today's World: Avoiding the New Pitfalls" LOS ANGELES, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP) and The Orange County Medical Association (OCMA) are joint sponsors of "Treating Pain in Today's World: Avoiding the New Pitfalls," the first topic in a three part continuing medical education (CME) series on opioid education. This topic will be presented on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 6 p.m. PT at the Orange County Medical Association...

2014-04-09 08:28:50

Dr. Sarah Bagley to be honored at American Society of Addiction Medicine Conference SAN DIEGO and ORLANDO, Fla., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Research Institute (MRI) today announced Dr. Sarah Bagley, a fellow in addiction medicine in the Section of General Internal Medicine at Boston University Medical Center in Boston, as the inaugural recipient of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and Millennium Research Institute Research Fellowship Award, which...

2014-04-09 08:28:09

HOUSTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are 116 million people in pain. There are 4,000 pain specialists. That's 29,000 patients per pain specialist. There are simply not enough pain specialists to go around. What can frontline practitioners do to meet the challenges of this growing public health issue? Attend PAINWeekEnd Houston! The 2014 PAINWeekEnd Regional Conference convenes on Saturday, May 10, in Houston at the Marriott Houston Westchase. Now entering its 4(th) year,...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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