Study shows little effect of increased drug costs for Medicare Part D patients with heart failure

Moderately increasing prescription drug prices did not affect the hospitalization risk of Medicare recipients with heart failure also enrolled in Medicare Part D pharmacy plans, according to researchers at Georgia State University. A multidisciplinary team of researchers, led by Blake McGee, assistant professor of nursing in the Georgia State Byrdine […]

Patients reported international hydroxychloroquine shortages due to COVID-19

A new study shows that patients with rheumatic diseases across Africa, Southeast Asia, the Americas and Europe had trouble filling their prescriptions of antimalarial drugs, including hydroxychloroquine, during the 2020 global coronavirus pandemic, when antimalarials were touted as a possible COVID-19 treatment. Patients who could not access their antimalarial drugs […]

Study finds 1 in 8 patients with cancer harbor inherited genetic mutations

Genetic testing can uncover inherited genetic mutations, and could individualize cancer therapies, improve survival, manage cancer in loved ones and push the boundaries of precision medicine. In a new study published in JAMA Oncology, scientists with Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine conducted genetic testing in more than 3,000 patients […]

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients are younger, healthier than influenza patients

Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 were more likely male, younger, and, in both the US and Spain, had fewer comorbidities and lower medication use than hospitalized influenza patients according to a recent study published by the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) community. OHDSI has established an international network of […]

Researchers develop more accurate surgery-risk predictor for patients with cirrhosis

Physicians and researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center created a new prediction model which, when compared to older and widely-used models, provided better estimated risk of […]

Recovering coronavirus patients experiencing jaw pain as symptom possibly caused by breathing issues

Fox News Flash top headlines for September 14 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. Recovery from coronavirus has been a long haul for Dr. Douglas Dieterich, a hepatologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Dr. Dieterich spent several weeks in the ICU […]