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A nonprofit that develops and sells cheaper drugs will receive a $55 million investment from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and associated organizations to create cheaper versions of expensive generic drugs.

Major Insurers Offer $55 Million to Lower Generic Drug Costs

Nonprofit Civica Rx reached deal with Blue Cross Blue Shield and 18 of its member organizations
Access to pubertal suppression during adolescence is associated with lower odds of lifetime suicidal ideation among transgender young adults

Teen Transgender Access to Pubertal Suppression Lowers Suicidality

Findings based on large survey of transgender young adults
Compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 is low

Fewer Than Half of Clinical Trials Comply With Reporting Laws

Compliance with Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 low, not improving
Teprotumumab is associated with better outcomes than placebo among patients with active thyroid eye disease

Teprotumumab Bests Placebo for Active Thyroid Eye Disease

Outcomes better with teprotumumab versus placebo for proptosis, inflammation, diplopia, quality of life
The commercial low-calorie

JumpstartMD Commercial Program Seems Effective for Weight Loss

Frequent health coach meetings are major determinant of weight loss for men and women
Measurement of anti-Müllerian hormone levels in blood can help predict the time to final menstrual period

Anti-Müllerian Hormone Predicts Time to Final Menstrual Period

AUC significantly greater for predicting FMP within next 24 months with AMH- versus FSH-based models
Overall

Low-Carb, Low-Fat Diets Not Tied to Mortality Overall

However, unhealthy low-carb diet, low-fat diet associated with higher total mortality
A fast-track review of a lawsuit that threatens the Affordable Care Act was rejected Tuesday by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Fast-Track Review of ACA Lawsuit Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court

Decision means it is highly unlikely that they would decide the case before the 2020 election
A peer-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy-based intervention may improve quality of life among patients with diabetes and chronic pain

Cognitive Behavioral Program Benefits Patients With Diabetes

Peer-delivered program tied to improvements in quality of life, physical activity, pain
In an American Academy of Pediatrics clinical report

New Guidance Issued for Care of Children With Williams Syndrome

Children with WS should be evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist, undergo psychoeducational evaluation