News tagged with prescription medications

EU court finds Swiss assisted-suicide laws vague (Update)

An elderly Swiss woman who would rather end her life now than decline further in health found sympathy Tuesday from the European Court of Human Rights, which called on the Swiss to clarify their laws on so-called passive ...

May 14, 2013
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New FDA survey to assess doc attitudes on DTC advertising

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to conduct a new survey involving 2,000 health care professionals to examine their views on direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising of prescription medications. ...

May 13, 2013
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Jump in drug-dependent babies worries US hospitals

He's less than two weeks old, but he has the telltale signs of a baby in pain: a sore on his chin where he's rubbed the skin raw, along with a scratch on his cheek. He suffers from so many tremors that nurses ...

May 13, 2013
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Saturday marks sixth annual Rx drug take-back day

(HealthDay)—United States residents across the nation will have an opportunity to safely and anonymously unload expired, unwanted prescription medications on Saturday, April 27, during the sixth annual ...

Apr 26, 2013
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Securely storing and interpreting the genome

At a time when sequencing the genome is becoming democratized, questions have arisen about the interpretation of these data and their secure storage. Sophia Genetics, an EPFL Science Park start-up, specializes in this. The ...

Apr 19, 2013
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CMS proposes payment and policy updates for 2014

(HealthDay)—Payment and policy updates have been proposed for 2014, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Advanced Notice and draft Call Letter published Feb. 15.

Feb 22, 2013
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