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08/09/2018 - 11:51pm

Mark McQuain has raised the persistent, vexing issue of the pricing of drugs for rare diseases—in the case at hand, Sarepta’s eteplirsen (Exondys 51) for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the disease over which the late comedian Jerry Lewis lost sleep every Labor Day weekend for years. Mark provided an excellent summary (he calls it “crude,” but …

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08/09/2018 - 11:49am

Jurisprudence over the past few decades has attached significant legal consequences to whether patients are in a chronic vegetative state or a minimally conscious state. But the confidence of such diagnoses has been questioned. 

Patients are&nbsp...

08/09/2018 - 11:49am

Jurisprudence over the past few decades has attached significant legal consequences to whether patients are in a chronic vegetative state or a minimally conscious state. But the confidence of such diagnoses has been questioned. 

The Guideline Development, Dissemination, and Implementation Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology; the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine; and the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research have published "Practice Guideline Update Recommendations Summary:  Disorders of Consciousness."...

08/09/2018 - 11:49am

Jurisprudence over the past few decades has attached significant legal consequences to whether patients are in a chronic vegetative state or a minimally conscious state. But the confidence of such diagnoses has been questioned. 

Patients are&nbsp...

08/09/2018 - 11:15am

Health workers must figure out how to dispense vaccines amidst fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

08/09/2018 - 10:36am

Dependence is a special type of drug-related harm. It’s an adaptive phenomenon resulting from exposure to a centrally-active drug and defined by the development of withdrawal symptoms when the drug is removed or the dose lowered too quickly

08/09/2018 - 10:27am

Members of the American Psychological Association voted against allowing psychologists to resume work at certain detention centers like the one in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba

08/09/2018 - 4:30am

Robot cats are here. Joy for All Companion Pet Cats are designed to stimulate and foster meaningful connections for older adults.

The manufacturer explains: 

  • “Loneliness, social isolation, and cognitive decline are reaching epidemic levels for older adults. We are inspired every day knowing that our companion pets are having a positive impact." 
  • "It never gets old hearing caregivers and family members recount the stories of seeing loved ones light up for the first time in years when they interact with our pets."
08/09/2018 - 4:30am

Robot cats are here. Joy for All Companion Pet Cats are designed to stimulate and foster meaningful connections for older adults.

“Loneliness, social isolation, and cognitive decline are reaching epidemic levels for older adults. We are inspired every day knowing that our companion pets are having a positive impact." ...

08/09/2018 - 4:30am

Robot cats are here. Joy for All Companion Pet Cats are designed to stimulate and foster meaningful connections for older adults.

The manufacturer explains: 

  • “Loneliness, social isolation, and cognitive decline are reaching epidemic levels for older adults. We are inspired every day knowing that our companion pets are having a positive impact." 
  • "It never gets old hearing caregivers and family members recount the stories of seeing loved ones light up for the first time in years when they interact with our pets."