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By collecting data on suicides by medical students

AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training

Administration hopes to identify the systemic factors that contribute to this problem
A new version of an over-the-counter asthma inhaler that was taken off the market in 2011 has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

FDA Approves New Version of OTC Primatene Mist

Primatene Mist approved to provide temporary relief for symptoms of mild, intermittent asthma
Hundreds of thousands more low-income Americans could get health insurance after voters in three Republican-leaning states approved Medicaid expansion in the midterm elections.

Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States

Voters supported expansion in Utah, Nebraska, and Idaho
The federal government website where Americans can sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is up and running

Sign-Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov

Insurers are expanding their participation in the program

October 2018 Briefing – Allergy

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Allergy for October 2018. This roundup includes the latest...
There is a high prevalence of financial conflicts of interest among authors of clinical practice guidelines related to high-revenue medications and in gastroenterology

Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors

Two studies show high prevalence among authors of guidelines on high-dollar meds, in gastroenterology
Vital wheat gluten oral immunotherapy induces desensitization in about half of patients with wheat allergy after a year of treatment

Oral Immunotherapy Beneficial in Patients With Wheat Allergy

At year one, 52.2 percent of vital wheat gluten OIT-treated patients achieved primary end point
The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced a new $15 million competitive grant initiative

AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training

Competitive grant initiative aims to promote change in graduate medical education
Among top-ranked U.S. hospitals

Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations

Researchers also find discordance in info provided to patients about medical records release processes
Air pollution accounts for millions of emergency room visits for asthma each year

Millions of ER Visits for Asthma Due to Air Pollution

9 to 23 and 5 to 10 million annual asthma ER visits attributed to ozone and PM2.5 globally