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New treatment and coverage recommendations for managed care organizations covering patients with spinal muscular atrophy emphasize the importance of screening and early diagnosis to improve outcomes.
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“In this survey study, individuals covered by private insurance appeared to experience less access to care, higher costs of care, and decreased satisfaction with care compared with individuals with Medicare or VHA or military coverage,” said researchers.
Pharmacy Learning Network
A label mix-up has prompted Pfizer Inc to recall more than 300,000 vials of the anesthetics lidocaine and bupivacaine.
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The FDA has issued a Class II recall for a anxiolytic used to treat anxiety.
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Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc is recalling 15,198 bottles of Micardis tablets because the drug is subpotent.
Annals of Long-Term Care
Some residents who learned how to communicate with family and friends through digital technology when their nursing homes closed to visitors last year used that skill to testify remotely during legislative hearings on bills affecting them.
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Researchers noted that Medicare Advantage may comprise a majority of Black, Hispanic and dually enrolled Medicare beneficiaries within five years if current trends continue.
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Annual health care resource utilization and costs were significantly higher for US patients with psoriatic arthritis compared with those with psoriasis or without either condition, according to a new study of claims data.
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The use of prophylactic high-dose methotrexate in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma at high risk for central nervous system (CNS) relapse did not have improved CNS relapse rates or survival, according to a real-world study.
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“In terms of quality, remote atopic dermatitis severity assessments based on photographs are comparable to in-person assessments, and smartphone photos can be used to assess atopic dermatitis severity to a similar degree as photographs from a DSLR camera,” researchers concluded.
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