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New Evidence Ties Low Vitamin D Levels to Neurological Diseases

Low levels of vitamin D have been associated with a variety of medical conditions in the last several years, including neurological conditions. More recently, the role of vita…

Florbetaben Found Accurate in Detecting Beta-Amyloid Plaques in Patients with Suspected Alzheimer’s Disease

New findings confirmed the accuracy and reliability of florbetaben in detecting beta-amyloid plaques in the brain of patients with suspected Alzheimer’s disease (AD). P…

Amgen and Novartis Partner to Develop Alzheimer’s and Migraine Treatments

Amgen and Novartis have entered into global partnership to co-develop treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and migraine. Under the agreement, the companies will combine their …

Key Contributors to the Vulnerability of Dopamine Neurons in Parkinson’s Disease Identified

Although it remains unclear why dopamine (DA) neurons are particularly vulnerable to cellular dysfunctions resulting in a loss of neurons in patients with Parkinson’s diseas…

Class II HLA Interactions Shown to Modulate Genetic Risk for MS

A newly published study has identified specific interactions between human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes that modulate risk of multiple sclerosis (MS). According to findings p…

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Open Payments Update: Will More Data + More Errors = More Physician Peril?

An early look at samples from the full 2014 Open Payments records suggests that physicians must be ready to review and dispute their records before they go public.

Open Payments Errors Could Put Physicians in a Bad Light

As the Open Payments website becomes more user-friendly, physicians must ensure their disclosures are accurate, or risk misinterpretation.


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