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Neudexta: A Cautionary Tale

 

Last week CNN published an investigative report that concluded that Avanir Pharmaceuticals was paying physicians to prescribe its drug, Neudexta, to Alzheimer’s patients under the pretext that these patients have a rare disease. CNN’s research revealed a 400% increase in the sale of Neudexta in the past four years, and Read More…

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Update on Alzheimer’s Research

 

STAT, the on-line health publication covering medicine, science and health issues, recently sponsored an hour on-line “chat” with Reisa Sperling, the head of the Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Dr. Sperling answered questions about the state of Alzheimer research and STAT reporters filled out Read More…

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Why Don’t Nursing Homes Have Generators?

 

Eight residents died in one Florida nursing home following Hurricane Irma. The cause of the deaths was excessive heat in the nursing home, that did not have a working generator to provide air conditioning. This tragedy has shone a light on nursing home emergency preparedness requirements. Many were astonished to Read More…

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