Medical research

Low enrollment stymies completion of rare disease clinical trials

Rare diseases are anything but rare when taken together. In the United States alone, they affect nearly 30 million people. Yet clinical trials for rare diseases are frequently incomplete or go unpublished in the medical literature, ...

Medications

WHO agrees watered down resolution for clearer drug prices

The World Health Organization's member states adopted on Tuesday a watered down resolution on improving drug price transparency that leading medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) criticised as insufficient.

Health

Call for greater transparency in gluten-free testing

A celiac disease expert from the University of Western Australia is calling for greater transparency in the testing of gluten free foods. It comes after reports that some gluten free products contain traces of gluten, potentially ...

Health

What would happen if U.S. hospitals openly shared their prices?

Imagine there was a store where there were no prices on items, and you never knew what you'd pay until you'd picked out your purchases and were leaving the shop. You might be skeptical that the store would have any incentive ...

Cardiology

Paclitaxel exposure in vascular device not linked to mortality

(HealthDay)—Exposure to paclitaxel in drug-coated balloons used in procedures for the treatment of symptomatic femoropopliteal peripheral arterial disease is not associated with mortality, according to a study published ...

Surgery

Surgical price transparency tied to improved volume, revenue

(HealthDay)—Ambulatory surgery centers experience increases in patient volume, patient satisfaction, and revenue after adopting price transparency, according to a study published recently in The American Surgeon.

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