Journalists Dig In on the Fiscal Health of the Nation and Hospital Closures in Rural Missouri

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How drug prices are manipulated

I wondered whether to recommend Nuedexta for my elderly relative with worsening Alzheimer’s disease and daily spontaneous crying. Often she would deny feeling sad and couldn’t account for her sobbing.   Avanir Pharmaceuticals released Nuedexta in 2010 to treat pseudobulbar affect: involuntary emotional outbursts due to certain neurologic conditions or brain injury. I wasn’t sure … Read more

My postpartum blood pressure spike [PODCAST]

Subscribe to The Podcast by KevinMD. Catch up on old episodes! “I think about my preeclampsia-specific and general knowledge gaps. I could not recall learning about postpartum preeclampsia in my prenatal classes. I wasn’t given any written instructions on what symptoms to expect with my blood pressure returning to normal. My husband and I also … Read more

CDC has ‘moderate confidence’ that monkeypox cases will keep falling or plateau

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it has “moderate” confidence that the rate of monkeypox cases in the U.S. will continue to decline or hit a plateau in the next two weeks. In its latest technical report on the monkeypox outbreak, the CDC listed three possible directions in which cases could go. … Read more

Zoom’s impact on intercontinental startup investment

From left: Ayush Jain of Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund; Ayse McCracken of Ignite Healthcare and INNOVATE Health Ventures; Max Rosett of Research Bridge Partners; and Dr. Hubert Zajicek of Health Wildcatters When it comes to investment, including healthcare and biotech, companies in the Bay area, Boston and New York tend to get … Read more

HHS: Price of more than 1,200 drugs outpaced inflation

More than 1,200 prescription drugs rose in price faster than the rate of inflation between 2021 and 2022 according to a new report released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Friday. Between July 2021 and July 2022, the prices for 1,216 drugs rose more than the 8.6 percent rate of inflation, … Read more

CHESS Health launches substance use disorder recovery support app in Spanish

After giving birth in 2021, a woman was unable to take her newborn daughter home due to her active use of opioids during her pregnancy. The trauma of being a new mother unable to care for her child prompted her to begin her substance use disorder treatment, which included using CHESS Health’s Connections App, a … Read more

3M, Epicore Biosystems, Innovize Partner to Scale Sweat-Sensing Wearable Tech

What You Should Know: – Epicore Biosystems, a digital health company developing advanced sweat-sensing wearables to provide real-time personalized hydration insights for performance and safety, today announced a new collaboration with 3M’s Health Care Business, a manufacturer and distributor of medical products and solutions, and Innovize Inc. (Innovize), a custom medical device manufacturer. – Leveraging … Read more