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EMA Panel Denies Abaloparatide for Osteoporosis

The marketing application for abaloparatide – a subcutaneous injection developed by Radius Health for the treatment of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women – has been rejected by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), a scientific committee of the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Prosthetic Memory System Successfully Demonstrated in Humans

Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the University of Southern California (USC) have successfull implemented a prosthetic memory system in humans, which uses a person's own memory patterns to facilitate the brain's ability to encode and recall memory, an important step towards finding a way to restore memory loss.

 

A Pointed Debate on Acupuncture for Pain

Some recognize acupuncture as a safe alternative to drugs, while others argue there's no reliable evidence of clinical benefit and potential for harm. So, should physicians recommend acupuncture for chronic pain? Experts debate the issue in The BMJ.

Hospital Quality Report Cards, Readmission Penalties Only Part of the Story

Condition-specific readmissions measures for heart failure, pneumonia, and heart attack may not accurately or fairly reflect hospital quality, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The study found significant differences in hospitals' performance when readmissions were assessed for non-Medicare patients and for conditions other than those currently reported, showing that when these additional factors are taken into account, half of the hospitals would be subject to a change in their financial penalty status.