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U.S. CDC director urges flu vaccinations as pediatric deaths mount
Reuters Health News : January 23, 2018, 12:29 pm
(This version of the Jan 22 story was officially corrected to clarify that CDC director was referring to historical vaccination trends and not deaths from the current flu season in paragraphs 1 and 4)
U.S. lets more healthcare workers prescribe opioid addiction treatment
Reuters Health News : January 23, 2018, 12:24 pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said on Tuesday it had changed a regulation to allow more healthcare professionals to prescribe a medication used to treat opioid addiction, opening up access in rural America where there are few doctors.
Surgery patients can help prevent opioid abuse
Reuters Health News : January 23, 2018, 11:22 am
(Reuters Health) - Simple brochures given to patients having surgery might ultimately help control the opioid epidemic, a study suggests.
U.S. appeals court upholds ruling invalidating J&J patent on Remicade
Reuters Health News : January 23, 2018, 11:13 am
(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld a ruling that invalidated a crucial Johnson & Johnson patent on its blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade, limiting J&J’s ability to seek damages from Pfizer Inc over its launch of a lower-cost version of the drug.
Trump administration expands access to opioid medication
Reuters Health News : January 23, 2018, 10:43 am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More healthcare workers can prescribe an opioid medication under a U.S. measure announced on Tuesday that expands treatment options for rural residents with limited access to physicians.