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May 5

Early palliative care cuts hospital lengths of stay and costs
Researchers track changes in CA125 protein level
Product received regulatory ‘thumbs down’ last July
Closures more likely in areas with adequate hospital supply, authors say

May 4

Hospitals, doctors spurred to improve quality of care for fee-for-service beneficiaries
First codeine-based, extended-release, oral-suspension cough/cold treatment in U.S.
Study suggests need for FDA reassessment of safety, efficacy of devices for off-label use

May 1

First spray-dried fibrin sealant approved by the agency
Launch expected in third quarter of 2015
More work needed on preventing errors, injuries, accidents, and infections, experts say
New data offer first detailed look at Part D costs and services

April 30

Research project maps where hospital germs linger
T-Vec gets big ‘thumbs up’ after initial concerns over survival data
Doctors reluctant to ‘medicalize’ pre-diabetes, authors say