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Scientists, with the aid of some fancy equipment, figured out what nonverbal exclamations — “vocal bursts” — really mean. (University of California Berkeley, American Psychologist)
Hoping to spur development of buprenorphine depot products to treat opioid addiction, the FDA issued a new guidance for industry on how to design clinical trials.
Novartis’s CEO tells Reuters that the Trump administration’s proposal to curb rebates paid to pharmacy benefit managers “makes a lot of sense.”
One consequence of rising drug-overdose deaths: more donor hearts to go around. (New England Journal of Medicine)
Stewart Adams, a co-inventor of ibuprofen, has died at the age of 95. (Washington Post)
Trump administration officials are letting states make changes to their Medicaid programs without plans to track their results. (Los Angeles Times)
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force stood pat with its previous recommendation against routine screening for pancreatic cancer in primary care.
Sexual abuse on hospitalized patients is described by an attorney as “pervasive” and a psychologist calls it a “fetish that stops just short of necrophilia.” (PIX11)
An Italian man performing unauthorized cosmetic surgeries in Romania under a fake name was caught trying to flee the country. He had already been found guilty of practicing medicine illegally in his home country. (New York Times)
Young women feel heart attacks differently — they could resemble anything from “a large pill” stuck in the throat to awful heartburn to a panic attack. (Women’s Health)
Researchers reported finding a compound that can prevent anthracycline drugs’ cardiotoxicity. (Science Translational Medicine)
Do traditional healthcare providers having anything to fear from “hip” telemedicine start-ups? (Adweek)
The U.S. Justice Department sues to stop what would be the nation’s first safe-injection site. (Reuters)
President Trump’s description of late-term abortion during his second State of the Union Address gets fact-checked by the New York Times.
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