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By Adam Hochron
The US Food and Drug Administration announced the approval of a new drug for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Allowing e-cigarettes to compete with regular cigarettes might cut tobacco-related deaths and illness, according to a new study, partly funded by the US National Institutes of Health, published online July 31 in Addiction.
Medical costs for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the United States are more than $32 billion each year, according to new research from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The yearly financial toll of COPD is expected to reach an estimated $49 billion by 2020. The findings were published online July 24 in CHEST.
Providers and hospitals are making slow progress toward achieving meaningful use stage 2, according to an article published July 10 in Medical Economics.
Medicare support for graduate medical education should be restructured and based on its value and contribution to the nation's health needs, according to a report published July 29 by the Institute of Medicine.
Adoption of a standardized pneumonia prevention program can achieve a substantial and sustained reduction in postoperative pneumonia incidence in non-mechanically ventilated patients, according to a study published online July 23 in JAMA Surgery.
Pharmaceutical sales representatives' access to physicians is continuing to decrease, even in previously rep-friendly specialties, according to a report published by ZS Associates.
By Adam Hochron
A new cystic fibrosis drug appears to counteract the molecular effects of another drug for the condition, according to a recent study from researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and the Marisco Lung Institute.
Most Americans focus on provider quality related to doctor-patient interactions rather than effectiveness of care when defining provider quality, according to a report published by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Maternal obesity in pregnancy and high maternal gestational weight gain are associated with an elevated risk of childhood asthma, according to a review published online July 21 in Pediatrics.
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Over the next 2 years, the number of patients receiving care from an accountable care organization is expected to increase by more than 200%, according to a new report.
The call to overhaul the $15 billion graduate medical education system and government payment for physician training sparked controversy among some medical organizations.