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Avalere Report Shows Unapproved Prescription Drugs Dropped from CMS Formulary Reference File

WASHINGTON, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report, funded and released by Avalere Health, showed that CMS dropped more than 1,500 drug codes from its CY 2008 Part D Formulary Reference File. In response, commercial health plans dropped many of these drugs from their Medicare offerings in 2008, r...

Case Dropped Against Healthcare Worker Who Was Arrested While Providing Care to an Elderly, Disabled Man in Los Angeles Home

- Attorney Mark Werksman States 'Justice Was Served' - LOS ANGELES, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office dismissed a case against Yolanda McGriff, a Los Angeles- based healthcare worker who was arrested while providing nursing and home health care to ...

Avastin Dropped Out Of Funded Drugs List

Nova Scotia province of Canada has announced that it will fund two additional cancer drugs but leave out colorectal cancer drug, Avastin. Members looked at the economics and new evidence on Avastin and concluded it does not offer the same potential in early stages of cancer. Although Avas...

OBC Creamy Layer May Be Dropped from Reservations in Institutions

New Delhi: The socially and economically advanced among the other backward classes (OBCs) may not get //the benefits of the new educational quota policy as the government prepares its case to urge the Supreme Court to lift its stay on the new policy. "My team of lawyers will find it very hard t...

Cleanliness Standards Dropped In NHS Hospitals – Patient Report

A survey on NHS hospitals revealed falling standards of cleanliness despite Government promises to clean dirty wards//. Comparing to 56 percent people in 2002, only 52 percent reported about clean wards. Simultaneously about 51 percent in 2003 said lavatories were very clean, but only 46 percen...

93 Year Old Widow, Suffering From Dementia Dies After the Ambulance Dropped Her at a Wrong Address

Mrs. Purnell, who was ailing with chronic lymphatic leukemia and dementia, was a regular with a day unit at Barry Hospital in South Wales//, especially run for elderly and mentally decrepit clients. An ambulance team was in charge of picking her up at the close of the day and drop her at the reside...

Overdose of Paracetamol was Dropped

The results published today in the online open access journal BMC Public Health suggest that the acetaminophen (paracetamol) overdose rate in Calgary, Canada dropped by over 40% in the decade to 2004 , without a change to the smaller pack sizes that were credited with overdose reductions in the UK....

Indian Born Dr. Death Claims All Charges Against Him are Dropped

Indian born rogue surgeon, Dr. Jayant Patel has apparently told his neighbours in the US, that charges of manslaughter against him in Queensland, and causing death due to negligence, have been dropped. Dr Patel, dubbed Dr. Death has been linked to 17 deaths at Bundaberg Base Hospital, Queensland. ...

Rooks Show Intelligence in Catching the Worm

...racy, using only the exact number of stones needed to raise the water level to put the worm within reach. Instead of trying to get the worm after they dropped each stone, the rooks estimated the number of rocks they needed before they started dropping them into the water container. Only when the time was rig...

Health reform proposals could help 13 million uninsured young adults gain coverage

...red and How New Policies Can Help, 2009 Update. Young adults often become uninsured when they graduate from high school or college; turn 19 and are dropped from their parents' policies or become ineligible for Medicaid or the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP); have difficulty finding jobs; ...

Antidepressant Use in U.S. Has Almost Doubled

...the same time, those receiving antipsychotic medications increased from 5.46 percent to 8.86 percent, and the proportion of people using psychotherapy dropped from 31.5 percent to 19.87 percent. "The reasons [for the growth] are unclear but they may include the introduction of new antidepressants over th...

Compirion and Anderson Surgery Center Reduce OR Inefficiencies and Improve Finances

...ts (within a 5-minute grace period) had risen to 75%, and cancellations had dropped by 13%. The Anderson Surgery Center was recovering about $25,000 per month ...cians and hospital personnel across the board became a team. Bed hold times dropped from 9 hours on average to 6. At a point in the project, a backslide...

New Study Shows That Pharmacogenomics Could Benefit Patients, Spur Investment in Innovation

...nowing which patients are not appropriate candidates for a certain drug may help increase the likelihood that a product that might otherwise have been dropped from development could make it to market and become available to treat those patients who could benefit. Thus, as companies make decisions about pro...

STAAR Surgical Generates Cash From Operations During Second Quarter

...enses declined by 16% to $11.3 million from $13.5 million reported for the second quarter of 2008. Operating expense as a percentage of total revenue dropped to 59% compared to 65% reported for the prior year quarter. Operating loss improved by $1.3 million, which is a 67% decrease from the $2.0 milli...

Dysport proves safe, effective anti-wrinkle treatment, UT Southwestern plastic surgeons find

...ted according to a person's facial muscle mass. Participants with the smallest muscle mass had the largest response (96 percent) by 30 days. That rate dropped as low as 80 percent in people with the highest facial muscle masses. The study is the first to examine effects from varying dose levels, which is mor...

Nurse Turned Filmmaker Makes Lifesaving Film

... TAMPA, Fla., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Bay Area Registered nurse-turned filmmaker, David Burton, dropped the stethoscope, scrubs and chemical drugs and armed himself with a movie to help save lives. After seeing so many deaths due to preventable illness,...

Major Study of Malpractice Insurance Finds No Basis to Limit Liability of Unsafe Health Care Providers

... 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A major new study released today by Americans for Insurance Reform finds that premiums and claims for doctors both have dropped significantly in recent years while the medical malpractice insurance industry is enjoying remarkable profits in light of the global economic collapse...

New Report Sets a Course for Improving Foster Care Systems

...licies across the country. The momentum for change is growing in America: In 2007, the number of children in foster care in the United States dropped below 500,000 for the first time since reporting of the count began. Still, that number is way too high. Research indisputably shows that many vulnera...

Hormone Therapy Increases Odds of Ovarian Cancer

...had a 22 percent increased risk of ovarian cancer compared to never-users. After two to four years off hormone therapy, the risk of ovarian cancer had dropped back down to normal. The researchers weren't able to adjust the data to account for family history or for prior birth control use, which Morch sai...

Milk: Does It Do A Body Good?

...rbs, or even severe calorie restriction, for people suffering from chronic weight issues. Participants who avoided the foods shown on their ALCAT Test dropped an average of 37 lbs. and experienced a six point improvement in body mass index (BMI). Previously, a study conducted at Baylor University Sp...

Overall Health of U.S. Children a Mixed Bag

...umber of children with at least one working parent dropped in 2007, and some experts expect the recession wil... fluctuation," Alexander said. Infant mortality dropped to 6.7 percent per 1,000 births from 6.9 percent i...lf from 1991 to 2005. Heavy drinking among teens dropped from a peak of 13 percent in 1996 to 8 percent in ...

Changes Reduced Infections From Medical Abortion

...inistration in concert with antibiotics. The rate of serious infections dropped 73 percent from 0.93 per 1,000 abortions before introduction of buccal admi...after the switch, the researchers found. Adding antibiotics to the protocol dropped the rate of serious infections a further 76 percent. The findings in t...

From slam poetry to plain language for health care

... editing service, Ridpath tracks readability improvements to study consent forms and other participant materials. To date, her readability editing has dropped reading level by an average of at least 2 grades, with most research materials now between 6th- and 8th-grade reading levels. And these scores don't a...

ASAP Systems Announces the Launch of New Automated Alert and Notification Features for its Inventory, Assets and Evidence Solutions

...r a text message to his or her iPhone, Blackberry or Google phone to get notified if the inventory level of a certain item in a specific location just dropped below a preset minimum value: Example . Example - Our Passport Assets customers can set the system to receive an email or a text message to his ...

Montana Meth Project Statement Regarding Billings Gazette Story

...blic Instruction and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) every two years, showed that between 2005 and 2009, teen Meth use in Montana dropped by 63%.(1) However, Mr. Kemmick included only select data out of context from the YRBS and omitted significant findings which illustrate the changes...

Pennsylvania Governor Rendell Ceremonially Signs Four Health Care Bills That Will Reduce Costs, Improve Access and Quality

...ries began, the mortality rate for heart bypass surgery in Pennsylvania has dropped 51.7 percent. PHC4's first-in-the-U.S. public report quantified the co...r of implementation of Act 52, the infection rate in Pennsylvania hospitals dropped 7.8 percent resulting in an estimated savings of $372 million. SB 89 w...

Bladder Cancer No Longer a Death Sentence

...ladder wall and surrounding lymph nodes tested positive. His survival rate dropped from 90% to 40%. Despite an aggressive chemotherapy program, his next CAT ...point, mainstream medicine offered no hope of cure, and his life expectancy dropped to around nine months. The chemotherapy left him feeling exhausted and sic...

Daily sex helps to reduce sperm DNA damage and improve fertility

...n average increase in damage of nearly 10%. The average for the whole group dropped to 26% DFI. Dr Greening said: "Although the mean average was 26% which i...DNA damage decreased. Amongst the men whose damage decreased, their average dropped by 12% to just under 23% DFI, which puts them in the 'good' range. Also, mo...

The Time To Rethink Male Circumcision Is Now, Group Says In Launching www.intactamerica.org

...m." Approximately 75% of the world's men are not circumcised and remain intact throughout their lives. Even in America, the circumcision rate has dropped from 85 percent to under 60 percent as parents learn facts that have long gone unexamined. Intact America is promoting awareness of the male foreskin'...

Intact America Launches Campaign to Change How America Thinks About Male Circumcision

...m." Approximately 75% of the world's men are not circumcised and remain intact throughout their lives. Even in America, the circumcision rate has dropped from 85 percent to under 60 percent as parents learn facts that have long gone unexamined. Intact America is promoting awareness of the male foreskin'...

Leading Health Plan Utilizes MEDai Solution to Reduce Hospital Admissions and Target Interventions

...savings opportunities through its Medical Home initiative which leverages MEDai's Risk Navigator Clinical(R) predictive modeling solution. Geisinger dropped hospital admissions by approximately 15%, positively influencing medical expense for Medicare populations. Utilizing MEDai's award-winning predi...

Weight-Loss Surgery Safe, Effective Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

...ofessor of surgery at New York University School of Medicine, said in the news release. The patients also lost substantial weight -- their mean BMI dropped from 46 to 35. Study participants had diabetes an average of 6.5 years prior to surgery, the researchers said. Studies such as these are good news ...

Quest Diagnostics Earns Platinum Honor As 'Best Employer For Healthy Lifestyles'

...to measurably lower their health risks by adopting healthier behaviors. Key accomplishments include: Tobacco Cessation : Employee tobacco usage dropped to an all-time low--12.7 percent--in 2008, compared to the national average of 21% (National Health Interview Survey, 2006). About 3,600 individuals w...

Veterans From Iraq, Afghanistan & Other Conflicts Partner With Service Dogs in America's VetDogs Graduation Ceremony

...taught to help veterans who have disabilities other than visual impairment. They may provide balance and stability support, and fetch and retrieval of dropped items. Combat stress relief dogs are deployed with combat stress control units in theater for active military personnel to offer emotional support and...

BRIT1 allows DNA repair teams access to damaged sites

...ed DNA breaks by allowing access to two repair pathways: homologous recombination (HR) and non-homologous end-joining (NHEC). DNA repair efficiency dropped by between 40 and 60 percent in cells with BRIT1 knocked down that were then exposed to ionizing radiation, allowing many damaged cells to divide and ...

Surging Internet Use Cutting Into Family Time

...n households. In 2005, the survey found that the amount of time family members spent together averaged about 26 hours a month. That shared time had dropped precipitously to just under 18 hours per month by 2008, slashing overall time spent together by 30 percent. Women seem to be bearing the brunt of t...

Blood-Sugar Spikes Send Testosterone Levels Down

...ad their testosterone levels tested. The researchers found that, regardless of whether the men had diabetes or not, blood levels of testosterone dropped by as much as 25 percent after they drank the sugary drink. This trend continued for more than two hours after the glucose was ingested. In fact, 15 p...

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Addresses National Conference on Tobacco During Opening Session in Phoenix

... "Last month, we received the very encouraging news that our tobacco control efforts in Arizona are working. New data shows that smoking prevalence dropped more than 20 percent in Arizona since 2007. High taxes, a tough indoor air law, cessation services and a collaborative statewide effort to educate pe...

Pennsylvania Governor Signs Four Health-Care Bills That Will Reduce Costs, Improve Access and Quality

...ries began, the mortality rate for heart bypass surgery in Pennsylvania has dropped 51.7 percent. PHC4's first-in-the-U.S. public report quantified the co... first year of implementation of Act 52, the infection rate in PA hospitals dropped 7.8 percent resulting in an estimated savings of $372 million. SB 89 w...

10 Things to do This Summer!

...re hit with children. With a huge push across the country to get the population more active and leading a healthier lifestyle, some councils have even dropped entrance costs for swimmers under 16 heading to their local pool. An hour swimming can burn up to 300 calories and gives the whole body a workout and ...
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