14 Mar 2019

IVC EXTENDS ABSTRACT DEADLINE TO APRIL 1

    Abstract deadline for the International Vein Congress has been extended from March 1 to April 1. IVC will be April 25-27 in Miami Beach, Fla. Submitting an abstract is an opportunity to be published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders (JVSVL), as six will

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14 Mar 2019

PCF OR ‘FOAM IN A CAN.’ READ THE STUDY AND YOU DECIDE

Roger Hogue, MD, has conducted a new study that makes the case that PCF foam structure and visual foam quality is as good or better than proprietary “Foam in a Can.” Whether you prefer to buy the foam you use or whether you prefer to compound it, this detailed study

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13 Mar 2019

IAC ACCREDITATION CHANGES DEADLINE CLOSES APRIL 15

In keeping with the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission’s continued commitment to streamlining and simplifying the accreditation process, the organization has opened public comment on proposed changes to the “IAC Standards & Guidelines for Vascular Testing Accreditation.” While many of the changes simply clarify techniques or document elements that are already common practice,

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13 Mar 2019

IAC RESEARCH AWARD APPLICATION DEADLINE SET FOR APRIL 15

The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Research Committee seeks to support innovative and meritorious research relevant to accreditation and quality improvement through its annual IAC Research Award Program. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit proposals that advance the IAC Research Committee’s mission of “Strengthening Accreditation Through ReseARCH.” Different for 2019, the IAC

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13 Mar 2019

HOW MUCH DIFFERENCE WILL ELI LILLY’S HALF-PRICE INSULIN MAKE?

  By Bram Sable-Smith When Erin Gilmer filled her insulin prescription at a Denver-area Walgreens in January, she paid $8.50. U.S. taxpayers paid another $280.51. “It eats at me to know that taxpayer money is being wasted,” said Gilmer, who has Medicare and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes while

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11 Mar 2019

AVLS OFFERS RPhS Review Course

  What will you learn at the RPhS Review Course? April 6, 2019 | Chicago, IL     The RPhS Review Course Agenda will improve your knowledge of duplex ultrasound in treating venous disease. We have a full day planned for the RPhS Review Course, covering everything you need to

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11 Mar 2019

PATIENTS NEED TRANSPARENCY AND RELIEF FROM HIGH DRUG COSTS, NOT DEFENSE OF THE STATUS QUO

By: John O’Brien The current drug pricing system is broken and indefensible. Right now, everybody but the patient benefits as list prices climb higher and higher. President Trump has proposed to bring transparency to the system, end the status quo of kickbacks from drug companies to middlemen and plans, known in

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06 Mar 2019

A ‘FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH’ PILL? ‘Sure, if you are a mouse!’

      By Marisa Taylor Renowned Harvard University geneticist David Sinclair recently made a startling assertion: Scientific data shows he has knocked more than two decades off his biological age. What’s the 49-year-old’s secret? He says his daily regimen includes ingesting a molecule his own research found improved the

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06 Mar 2019

PATIENTS EXPERIMENT WITH PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TO FIGHT AGING

By Marisa Taylor Dr. Alan Green’s patients travel from around the country to his tiny practice in Queens, N.Y., lured by the prospect of longer lives. Over the past two years, more than 200 patients have flocked to see Dr. Green after learning that two drugs he prescribes could possibly stave off aging.

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06 Mar 2019

FIRST STEP: LILLY RELEASES HUMALOG GENERIC, SLASHING INSULIN LIST PRICE IN HALF

    Lilly has released Lispro, a generic form of its insulin drug of Humalog, cutting the list price in half and ideally reducing out-of-pocket patient costs. Insulin Lispro will go for $137.35 per vial or $265.50 for a pack of five KwikPens. Because Humalog and Lispro are fast-acting forms of insulin,

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