Monday, May 2, 2016 Nisan 24, 5776
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Sally Friedman- JEFeature
You're sitting in a restaurant trying to enjoy your meal when the kids at the next table start acting up. First, just a poke here and there. Then some more serious wrestling. Then shouts of "You liar! You stupid idiot!" Thuds. Blows. Hollering. By now, a civilized meal is out of the question. And so, probably, is your own digestion...
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An article in a recent edition of the New England Journal of Medicine by two professors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center targets the Vioxx scandal and what should be done about future efforts to market prescriptions. According to C. Michael Stein, M.B., B.Ch., and Wayne Ray, Ph.D., "Medications approved on the basis of studies of a few thousand patients are...
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A new Mayo Clinic study finds that vertebroplasty - a procedure used to treat painful compression fractures in the spinal vertebrae due to osteoporosis - appears to increase the risk for new fractures in adjacent vertebrae. The study also found vertebrae adjacent to fractures treated with vertebroplasty fracture significantly sooner than more distant vertebrae. Findings are in the current issue...
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The Medicare Rx Education Network is urging Medicare beneficiaries to pay close attention to mail and phone calls they receive about the new Medicare prescription-drug benefit. As people in Medicare receive information about various prescription-drug plans, they can help make sure they are dealing with a legitimate, Medicare-approved plan - rather than a scam artist - by remembering these important...
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Local MacArthur Fellowship recipient brings prescription safety to the frontlines
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Rita Charleston JE-Feature
Just call Michael Cohen a genius. Although he will modestly refute the title, that's exactly what the prestigious MacArthur Fellows Program is calling the Huntingdon Valley pharmacist in awarding him their recent "genius" grant of $500,000. The MacArthur Fellowship is a five-year grant to individuals who show exceptional merit and promise for continued and enhanced creative work. The program selects...
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