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Aug
12
2012
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June 13, 2012; Kentucky Attorney General
Attorney General Conway Announces $7 Million Settlement with Johnson & Johnson
Attorney General Jack Conway today announced that he has recovered another $7 million on behalf of the Kentucky Medicaid program following a settlement with the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. This is the latest in a number of settlements in so-called Average Wholesale Price (AWP) lawsuits filed by the Office of the Attorney General against 47 of the nation's largest pharmaceutical companies.  [Read More... ]


Aug
04
2012
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2012 4th of July Celebration was used as a time for the union nurses of RNs United  [Read More... ]




Ketchikan Nurses, members of the Alaska Nurses Association, support the 4th of July Kid’s Parade.  [Read More... ]



People age 80 and older who underwent a hip or knee replacement procedure had an increased risk of suffering a heart attack shortly after than those who didn't get the surgery, according to a Dutch study in the Archives of Internal Medicine. However, researchers found that those younger than 60 didn't have a higher cardiovascular risk following the surgery. Yahoo!/Reuters (7/23)




U.S. researchers found that continuous positive airway pressure is just as effective for treating mild and moderate sleep apnea and daytime sleepiness as it is for severe obstructive sleep apnea. The study appeared in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. DailyRx.com (7/22)



A study presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society revealed undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy with ileal interposition and stapling helped diabetes patients attain remission and reduce medication requirements. Significant improvements in BMI and hypertension were also observed. InternalMedicineNews.com (7/20)




The World Health Organization recommended a concept called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or use of HIV drugs by HIV-negative people at high risk of acquiring the virus. "WHO is encouraging countries wishing to introduce [pre-exposure prophylaxis] to first establish small projects to help public health workers to better understand and realize its potential benefits," the U.N. agency said. Reuters (7/20)



Almost 18,000 whooping cough cases and nine deaths have been reported in the U.S. so far this year, setting the country on pace for the highest rates of the disease in the last 50 years, CDC officials said on Thursday. In Washington state alone there were more than 3,000 cases of whooping cough, prompting officials to declare an epidemic. WebMD



Jul
19
2012
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Surveys from 2006 to 2010 of 345,076 women ages 18 to 44 found that 7.6% of pregnant women said they had at least one drink of alcohol in the past month. College graduates and women ages 35 to 44 had the highest rates of alcohol use among pregnant women, CDC researchers said. Reuters (7/19)



Data on 866 men with type 2 diabetes showed those who were physically fit -- whether they had left ventricular hypertrophy or not -- had a lower mortality risk than those who had low physical activity levels. The findings were presented at the Endocrine Society's annual meeting. InternalMedicineNews.com (7/19)




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