What It's Like to Learn You're Going to Die. Do Prescription Drugs Really Have to Be So Expensive? But in November 2017, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine examined the costs of developing 10 cancer drugs approved by the FDA from 2006 to 2015 and provided a strong contrast to the Tufts study from a year before.
Its authors, from Memorial Sloan Kettering and the Oregon Health and Science University, used annual financial disclosures from the Securities and Exchange Commission for companies that had only one cancer drug approved but had on average three or four other drugs in development. They found that companies took an average of 7.3 years to win FDA approval, at a median cost of $648 million.
Only two drugs had research costs over $1 billion. Adding in the cost of capital at 7 percent increased the median research and development cost to $757 million—less than a third of the Tufts estimate. Pharmaceutical companies often claim that the research costs of unsuccessful drugs also have to be taken into account. Untitled. Image copyright SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY People testing negative for coronavirus antibodies may still have some immunity, a study has suggested.
For every person testing positive for antibodies, two were found to have specific T-cells which identify and destroy infected cells. ‘They Just Dumped Him Like Trash’: Nursing Homes Evict Vulnerable Residents. Traditionally, ombudsmen would regularly go to nursing homes.
In March, though, ombudsmen — and residents’ families — were required to stop visiting. Evictions followed. Tracking Every Coronavirus Case in the U.S.: Full Map. Republican’s TRUST Act is designed to gut Social Security and Medicare. Alex Lawson writes for The Hill about Senator Mitt Romney’s ongoing quest to gut Social Security.
In October 2019, Romney introduced the TRUST Act, which would create a secret fast track for cutting Medicare and Social Security benefits. It’s a bill that flies in the face of the needs of Americans, the overwhelming majority of whom support strengthening Social Security. The TRUST Act is designed to enable Congress to quickly starve Medicare and Social Security of funds, weakening these programs. Trump administration proposes rule that would take benefits from people with SSDI. Arthur Delaney reports for The Huffington Post on a Trump administration proposed rule which would make it harder to receive Social Security disability benefits and Medicare, if you are under 65.
If finalized, the rule is expected to take SSDI benefits from thousands people with disabilities. Waves of CSF Flow Into the Brain During Sleep. The brain's cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pulses during deep sleep and this appears to be tied to brain wave activity and blood flow, an exploratory study showed.
Large oscillations of CSF inflow to the brain appeared about every 20 seconds and were tightly coupled to functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) signals of blood flow and electroencephalogram (EEG) slow waves, reported Laura Lewis, PhD, of the Boston University College of Engineering, and co-authors, who described this activity for the first time in Science. NPR Choice page. Microchimerism: how pregnancy changes the mother’s very DNA. Live longer, avoid sugary and diet sodas. Live longer, avoid sugary and diet sodas!
CNN reports that a 19-year study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that people who drank as few as two glasses (16 ounces) of soda a day, including diet soda, had a greater chance of dying from any cause than people who drank fewer than 12 glasses of soda a year. The 451,743 study participants from 10 European countries were in good health at the outset, without signs of cancer, diabetes, heart disease or stroke. Anti-aging.
About CDC’s STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, & Injuries) Initiative. CDC’s Injury Center created this initiative, expressly for you—healthcare providers who treat older adults who are at risk of falling, or who may have fallen in the past.
As a healthcare provider, you are already aware that falls are a serious threat to the health and well-being of your older patients. NPR Choice page. Exercise for Arthritis. Stronger Seniors Strength - Senior Exercise Aerobic Video, Elderly Exercise, Chair Exercise. The Evidence Is Strong: Air Pollution Seems to Cause Dementia. How to get cryonically frozen in 12 foolproof steps. Young Man Invents “Water You Can Eat” to Help Dementia Patients Like His Grandma Stay Hydrated. Feed Your Microbiome With Fiber-Rich And Naturally Fermented Foods : The Salt : NPR. The treasure trove of unique genomes hiding in plain sight. Jenn Liv There’s a boxed warning that comes along with Plavix, the anti-blood-clotting drug that hit the market in 1997.
New Hearing Aids: Battery-Free Devices, AI Tech. Hearing aid manufacturer Widex, for example, was turning heads with a battery-free model powered by a miniature fuel cell.
Provided the Food and Drug Administration gives the green light, it is expected out this summer. “Most hearing aids today use batteries or battery chargers,” says Jeff Geigel, president of Widex USA, of Hauppauge, N.Y. “Our new hearing aid will require neither.” The fuel cell reenergizes in 20 seconds, versus three to six hours to fully charge rechargeable hearing aid batteries, according to company officials. A New Implant Uses Light to Improve Bladder Control.