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WHO Guidelines Call for Pricey Hepatitis C Drugs

Sofosbuvir costs $1,000 per pill

Task Force Recommends Low-Dose Aspirin for Women at High Risk for Preeclampsia

Draft statement supports 81 mg/day after 12 weeks of pregnancy

Experts Offer Guidance on Preventing Catheter-Associated UTIs

Recommendations are first in series of evidence-based strategies

Guideline Finds Little Evidence That Complementary/Alternative MS Therapies Work

Medical marijuana in pill or oral spray form may help

Valvular Heart Disease Guidelines Provide New Disease Classification

Document expands patients suitable for procedures

Task Force Finds Insufficient Evidence on Whether Multivitamins Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer

Vitamin E and beta-carotene get ‘thumbs down’ (February 25)

Task Force Issues Draft Recommendation Statement on Screening for Carotid Artery Stenosis

Screening is unnecessary in general adult population (February 18)

New Recommendation Statement on Hepatitis B Screening for High-Risk Adults

Vaccination protects most people in U.S. (February 11)

New Guidelines for Reducing Stroke Risks in Women

Gender-related factors play a role (January 6)

New Recommendations on Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Benefits and harms of screening differ between men and women (January 28)

New NIH Fact Sheet Explains Test for Diabetes, Prediabetes

Information helps clinicians interpret results (January 26)

Study: Most Guideline Recommendations Based on Less-Than-Ideal Quality of Evidence

Authors question transparency (January 15)

Task Force Recommends Screening All Pregnant Women for Gestational Diabetes

Screening and treatment lower risk of complications (January 14)

Experts Recommend Lung Cancer Screening for High-Risk Populations

New guidelines focus on heavy smokers (December 31)

Higher Blood Pressure Threshold OK in Older Adults, Panel Says

Agency disavows report (December 18)

New VTE Safety Recommendations Prevent Blood Clots in Delivering Mothers

Guidelines cover assessment, treatment, and hospital discharge (December 5)

Hematology Society Releases List of Questionable Tests and Treatments

Experts make five evidence-based recommendations (December 4)

New Recommendations on Oral Cancer Screening in Primary Care

Task force issues statement (November 26)

Headache Society Lists Top Five Tests and Treatments to Avoid

Risks and costs may outweigh benefits (November 21)

Doctors Challenge New Statin Guidelines

Algorithm may overestimate cardiovascular risk (November 19)

New Guidelines Target Unnecessary Airway Therapy in Hospitalized Patients

Experts question benefit of clearing lung mucus (November 18)

Committee Urges Caution With Antibiotics for Children

New guidelines stress stringent diagnosis (November 18)

Team-Based Approaches Needed to Fight Hypertension

Experts offer principles for developing effective treatment algorithm (November 15)

New Recommendations for Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Adults

Heart groups expand 2004 guidelines (November 12)

Report: Chronic Pain Treatment Guidelines Mostly Agree

Current guidance includes similar risk-mitigation strategies (November 13)

Recommendation Statement Issued on Multivitamins for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer

Task Force nixes vitamin E and beta-carotene (November 12)

New Recommendation Statement on Screening for Cognitive Impairment

Task force unable to rule on value of routine screening in older adults (November 5)

CDC: Colorectal Cancer Testing Needs to Increase Among Adults

About 1 in 3 U.S. adults isn’t getting recommended screening (November 5)

Endocrinology Groups Issue Top Five Recommendations

Experts identify questionable practices (October 21)