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Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Depression, Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Serotonin, Ssris, Research & Development, Pharmaceucticals, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, National Institutes Of Health (NIH), Mental Illness

Research Provides Clues to Treat Depression, Autism and Other Neuropsychiatric Disorders

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Alterations in a naturally occurring chemical in the brain called serotonin have been linked to a number of neuropsychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety and autism. Researchers are revealing critical insights into the mechanisms that can drive diminished serotonin signaling during development and in adulthood to provide new ways of treating several widespread neuropsychiatric disorders associated with perturbed serotonin signaling.

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Stephan R Targan, Stephan Targan, IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Sherman Prize, Widjaja

Cedars-Sinai Gastroenterology Pioneer Honored for Excellence in Research and Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Stephan R. Targan, MD, a pioneering physician and researcher in gastroenterology, has been awarded the Sherman Prize for groundbreaking work in the understanding and treatment of debilitating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Video available at http://www.shermanprize.org/recipient-winners-all/stephan-r-targan-2017-sherman-prize-recipient

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ISPOR HEOR Competencies Framework™ , HEOR, Health Economics, outcomes research, Talent, Competencies

ISPOR Undertakes Competencies Initiative for the Field of Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR announced a new initiative that is focused on the competencies necessary for professionals working in the field of health economics and outcomes research—the ISPOR Health Economics and Outcomes Research Competencies Framework™.

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Treatment-Resistant Melanoma May Be Vulnerable to a Drug Holiday, UCLA Study Finds

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A UCLA study has uncovered the mechanisms by which treatment-resistant melanoma become vulnerable to cessation of a class of drugs called MAP kinase (MAPK)-targeted inhibitors. By identifying these mechanisms, the scientists discovered that therapeutic benefits for patients could derive from a one-two punch of a drug holiday of MAPK inhibitors followed by a class of drugs called DNA repair inhibitors.

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Medication, Pharmaceuticals, Geriatrics, deprescribing, University of Montreal, Population-Based Study

Deprescribing Gets Support From Canada's Seniors, Survey Shows

A majority of Canadians over 65 think "deprescribing" should be a national government priority .

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CVS Pharmacy to Acquire Select ProMedica Outpatient Pharmacies

CVS Pharmacy and ProMedica will work together to ensure patients experience a seamless transition of care.

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18th Annual Conference on Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Showcases Non-Amyloid Research

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 200 academic and industry researchers came together to share updates on preclinical and clinical-stage Alzheimer's disease research at the 18th Annual Conference on Alzheimer's Drug Discovery. The two-day conference, organized by the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF), is the first and only to focus solely on non-amyloid drug programs in development.

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Checking Your Neck, Colon Cancer Screening, New Microfluidic Device, and More in the Cancer News Source

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Dale Eric Wurster

2017 AAPS Election Results Announced

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Dale Eric Wurster, Ph.D., FAAPS, has been elected to serve as president-elect of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), a professional member-based organization of approximately 9,000 located in Arlington, VA. He will begin a three-year term on the AAPS Board of Directors (as president-elect, president, and immediate past president) in November of this year at the 2017 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego. The meeting anticipates an attendance of over 6,500 pharmaceutical scientists from around the world.

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ashp national survey, ASHP, paul abramowitz, douglas scheckelhoff, craig pedersen, philip schneider, EHRS, Electronic Health Records, cpoe systems, computerized prescriber order entry, Pharmacy, pharmacy practice in hospital settings, Prescribing, Health Information Technology, Medication Safety, medication use system, pharmacy practice trends, Pharmacist,

National Pharmacy Practice Survey Finds Nearly All U.S. Hospitals Use EHRs, CPOE Systems

Technologies that improve medication use have been adopted by nearly 100% of hospitals across the United States, according to the “ASHP National Survey of Pharmacy Practice in Hospital Settings: Prescribing and Transcribing – 2016.” Implementation of technologies such as electronic health records (EHRs), computerized prescriber-order-entry (CPOE) systems, and barcode-assisted medication administration systems support pharmacists in their efforts to increase medication safety and provide effective and efficient patient care.







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