Friday, December 15, 2006

ARDvark Blog Medical News Round up

FDA Says You Can Have Experimental Drugs If Your Illness Is Serious And Untreatable
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed changes to the rules so that patients who are seriously ill and have no other treatment options can obtain "promising" experimental treatments and drugs more easily...

Doctors' Extended Duration Work Shifts Are Associated With Medical Errors And Adverse Events

Some Medicare Beneficiaries Face Difficulties Accessing Other Prescription Drug Discount Programs During 'Doughnut Hole' Coverage Gap

Pharmos Completes Preclinical Toxicology And Safety Pharmacology Studies In Oral Cannabinor

Nation's Physicians-in-Training Urge Improved Resident Work Hours, USA

Doctors Who Take More Time With Colonoscopy Find More Tumours

Symptom Screening Advances Early Ovarian Cancer Detection

Of Mice And Men And Other News Tips From The Journal Of Neuroscience

Proposal Would Create Near-Universal Health Care Coverage In California; Report Estimates $1B Increase In Medicare Hospital Payments In FY 2006

Not-For-Profit Hospitals Outperform Investor-Owned Facilities On Some Indicators, Study Finds

Patients Go Overseas For Less-Expensive Health Care Services

FDA Proposes Revised Guidelines On Allowing Seriously Ill People To Use Experimental Medicines

Proponents Of Medicare Pay-for-Performance System Say It Will Improve Quality Of Care, But Some Physicians Say It Could Reduce Professional Autonomy

Congress Passes Several Health Care-Related Bills

Congress Approves Gynecologic Cancers Prevention Bill; Bush Expected To Sign Into Law

Gene Discovered That Causes Familial Pancreatic Cancer

Visiting Specialists Key To Providing Medical Access In Rural Areas - Greater Incentives Needed, However, For Hospitals To Attract Physicians

Useful Source On Human Papillomavirus (HPV), The Main Cause Of Cervical Cancer

Operating Room Skills Could Be Improved Using Data Collected From Robotic Medical Tools

WSJ Examines Lack Of NIH Grants For 'High-Risk' Research

Warner Chilcott Begins Marketing First Chewable Oral Contraceptive

Congress Approves Bill To Address Medicare Physician Payments, Expand HSAs

Ethical, Political Considerations Key Decisions About Mandating HPV Vaccine, NEJM Perspective Says

Electronic Health Record-Based Programs Triples Osteoporosis Screening Rate, Study Finds

'Diabetes Gene' And Polycystic Ovary Syndrome May Be Linked

Jefferson Researchers Develop Combined Procedure For Uterine Preservation In Treating Fibroids

UK Experts Take Aim At The Inconvenient Truths Of Medicine And Healthcare

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