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Government Investigation Finds Flaws In the FDA’s Orphan Drug Program

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). The Food and Drug Administration has failed to ensure that drugs given prized rare-disease status meet the intent of a 35-year-old law, federal officials revealed in a report today. The Government Accountability Office, which spent more than a year investigating the… Read More »

AMA Study Finds Lack of Health Payer Competition Across US – HealthPayerIntelligence.com

By Kyle Murphy, PhD November 29, 2018 – Decreased competition in health insurance is likely to do more harm than good, new AMA study concludes. The America Medical Association released its most recent study of health payer competition, and the results fail to indicate the benefits of consolidation. Based on data from Decision Resources Group and… Read More »

Study finds probiotics not effective in treating children with viral intestinal infections

A quick Google search for ‘probiotics’ reveals several websites suggesting the benefits of probiotics for gut health and their efficacy in treating common stomach bugs. However, the published literature on probiotics suggests a much different story. Researchers from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and other paediatric hospitals across Canada worked with lead researchers at… Read More »