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Wyden floats adding prescription drug comparison tool to EHRs

Brief Published March 28, 2019 Dive Brief: Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., wants to place a pop-up on providers’ EHRs with prescription drug price information and alternative options, including different medications and pharmacies for pick-up. The intervention at the point of prescribing is meant to allow for comparison shopping. The Senate Finance committee ranking member pitched… Read More »

New drug combination shows promise for common pediatric brain tumor

A new combination treatment aimed at resistant and recurrent low-grade gliomas slowed tumor growth and killed tumor cells in laboratory and mouse models. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine combined carboplatin, a standard chemotherapy drug that works well against these brain tumors, and everolimus, which… Read More »