Pharma plans big spending to defend high drug prices

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What happens when the volume of an industry's unit sales remains essentially flat for five years? In most cases that would create stagnant... Read more

How the FDA may be repeating its morcellator mistakes on another device

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Back in March 2016, one of the most prestigious academic medical journals in the nation published an article entitled “N-of-1 Policymaking... Read more

Sewing the cervix to prevent preterm birth works. And the thread?

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These days, babies who come into the world before their due dates have better chances of survival than ever. But premature babies still have... Read more

Why your dentist still wants you to floss your teeth

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While you may jump at the opportunity to not floss after a recent Associated Press report, as practicing dentists we urge you to keep flossing... Read more

Are you taking too many medications?

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The number of prescription medication that Americans take is skyrocketing. According to 2010 data from the CDC, nine out of 10 people over... Read more

Making Philly a Hub of Medical Research? Careful What You Wish For

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In an article earlier last month and another one last Monday, Inquirer business writer Joe DiStefano has been asking why the Boston and San... Read more

Patients’ families priced out of housing by DNC get their pleas answered

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So Philly just may be the place that loves you back after all. Hosts for Hospitals, a Philadelphia non-profit that offers rooms in private... Read more

Why you need to know the generic names of your medicines

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Medicines all have one generic name and perhaps one or more brand names. The brand name is chosen by the drug manufacturer. The generic name... Read more