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Don’t Soak Up The UV Rays; Skin Cancer Rates On The Rise

July 23, 2015
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Don’t Soak Up The UV Rays; Skin Cancer Rates On The Rise

By: Cara Rosner As melanoma rates continue to rise nationally, particularly among young people, experts warn that skin cancer will become increasingly common unless community leaders and policy makers emphasize its prevention. More than 9,000 people nationwide die of melanoma each year, and the rate of new cases doubled between 1982 and 2011, according...

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Highest Prescribers Of Cancer Drug Paid As Speakers

July 17, 2015
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Highest Prescribers Of Cancer Drug Paid As Speakers

By: Lisa Chedekel Eight of the top 10 prescribers of a potent narcotic used for cancer pain were paid more than $870,000 in speaking fees by the drug maker in 2013 and 2014 — indicating that Derby nurse Heather Alfonso was not the only high prescriber compensated by the company. Alfonso, an advanced practice...

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Can The FDA Adequately Police Generics?

July 13, 2015
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Can The FDA Adequately Police Generics?

By: Gary Stoller As the federal government advocates increased use of generic drugs, concerns are mounting about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s oversight and the quality or effectiveness of some generics. In the last eight months, the FDA has acknowledged that two generic versions of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder drug Concerta it approved may not...

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Millennials Embrace Mobile Health And Fitness Apps

July 9, 2015
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Millennials Embrace Mobile Health And Fitness Apps

By: Cara Rosner When Ashley Yalof finishes a run, either on a treadmill or outdoors, she gets much more than merely a feeling of accomplishment: she knows her average pace, can compare her performance to previous runs and even gets congratulated by a famous athlete. Yalof, 27, is one of a growing number of...

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