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New Prescription Medicine Is Available to Help Lower Cholesterol

Learn more about how PCSK9 inhibitors work to help lower cholesterol and their effect on improving cardiovascular outcomes.

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Health Care News

Physicians call for fairness in drug prices, availability 11/17/2015

In response to increasing drug costs impacting patient access to needed medications, physicians recently voted to convene a task force and launch an advocacy campaign to drive solutions and help make prescription drugs more affordable.

Court case puts patient privacy in peril 11/24/2015

What happens to physician-patient confidentiality when any government agency can obtain a patient’s prescription records without a warrant? A case before a state Supreme Court threatens to keep these indiscriminant lines of investigation wide open.

How creative thinking spurred a global public health solution 11/20/2015

When maverick engineer Peter Janicki to clean up sewage wastelands in developing countries, he swore the problem was impossible to solve. Find out what led to a groundbreaking invention that turns tons of sewage into clean, drinkable water.

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