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FDA Orders New Warning for Epidural Steroids

Thursday, April 24, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Hospitals and Healthcare

Rural hospitals equal in outcomes, ahead in ED care
Rural hospitals are equal to their urban counterparts in care quality, patient safety and outcomes, and their emergency departments (ED) are more efficient and less expensive, according to a new study by iVantage Health Analytics. Fierce Healthcare

Hospital Battle Defines Debate Over Healthcare Consolidation
When Idaho's largest hospital system bought the state's largest doctor practice in 2012, the groups expressed hope that the deal would spark a revolution in delivering better-quality care. 
MedPage Today

Drugs, FDA and Pharma

FDA Orders New Warning for Epidural Steroids
Injectable corticosteroids must now carry a new label warning about the risks of severe adverse effects from epidural injections including death, stroke, and permanent blindness and paralysis, the FDA said.MedPage Today

Aspirin's benefit in preventing colon cancer depends on DNA
Cancer is the first disease where physicians have personalized treatment, matching a tumor's genetics to the appropriate chemotherapy, and now it may be the first in which prevention, too, can be personalized. 

Study Shows Effect of Vaccination on Spread and Diversification of Bordetella Pertussis
The most comprehensive study to date of the family of bacteria that causes whooping cough points to more effective vaccine strategies and reveals surprising findings about the bacteria's origin and evolution. 
Infection Control Today 

Community Pharmacy

SwedishAmerican establishes outpatient pharmacy, 'med-to-bed' program
SwedishAmerican Hospital in Rockford has established a new full-service outpatient pharmacy, becoming the first local health system to do so. Patients who are getting ready for discharge are a primary focus of the new pharmacy, and will benefit from an innovative new "med-to-bed" program. The Rock River Times

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