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Medicare Beneficiaries Saved $3.9B on Meds in 2013
In 2013, 4.3 million seniors and people with disabilities saved an estimated $3.9 billion on prescription drugs, an increase from the 2012 savings, according to a report published by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Current Research for Childhood Epilepsy Is Lacking
Current research for status epilepticus (SE) largely ignores specific treatment for children, according to a study published in the February 2014 edition of Seizure.
Slowing the Progression of Multiple Sclerosis with Statins
Researchers in the United Kingdom have shown a reduction in the rate of brain atrophy progression with use of 80-mg simvastatin daily in patients with secondary-progressive multiple sclerosis over a 2-year period.
Married People Have Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Married people have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, compared to widowed or divorced people, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology, held from March 29 to 31 in Washington, D.C.
Doctors' readings of blood pressure are often higher than measurements made by nurses at the same visit, according to research published in the April issue of the British Journal of General Practice.
Clue Emerges About Rare Disease Associated with MS Drug
Researchers at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke may have found why patients taking the multiple sclerosis medication natalizumab (Tysabri) have a high risk of developing a rare brain infection that can be fatal.
NCHS Estimates Health Insurance Coverage for 2013
In the first nine months of 2013, 6.7 percent of children and 20.5 percent of adults were uninsured, according to a study published online March 27 by the National Center for Health Statistics.
Amino Acid Deficiency Cause of Brain Degeneration in Huntington’s Disease
The loss of the ability to make the amino acid cysteine is the cause of degeneration of the corpus striatum in rodents and people with Huntington’s disease, according to a recent study.
Integrated Practice Model Can Improve Adherence to Multiple Sclerosis Therapies
Integrated clinical and specialty pharmacy practice model includes an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, and pharmacists.
Brain Stimulation Improves Quality of Life in Fibromyalgia Patients
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation may improve quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia, according to research published online March 26 in Neurology.
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