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The unconscious patient had the words “Do Not Resuscitate” tattooed on his chest. What did emergency room doctors do? (Fox News)
Can “addictive” use of a smart phone or the Internet put your brain out of whack? (Tech Times)
But gadget withdrawal may have its risks too: a study of teen suicide showed an association with recent loss of electronics privileges. (ABC News)
CMS Administrator Seema Verma told Reuters that her agency is considering new ways to curb soaring drug costs, including value-based payments and an installment plan for expensive drugs.
Amazon’s venture into the grocery business has yet to have a “Death Star” impact on the industry, according to CNBC’s Jim Kramer.
Would you have guessed that the world spends billions of dollars on surgical sutures? (Reportlinker)
A large phase III trial of the PD-1 inhibitor nivolumab (Opdivo) in advanced non-small cell lung cancer ended early because an interim data analysis showed a survival benefit. (Business Newswire)
The FDA approved the first-ever once-monthly formulation of injectable buprenorphine (Sublocade) for opioid use disorder, following a favorable review by an advisory committee.
Anthony Senerchia Jr., who helped inspire the “Ice Bucket Challenge” fundraiser for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, died after a 14-year history with the disease. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Glitter is a threat to the environment? (CNN)
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