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New Patient-Centered Research Agenda for Personalized Medicine Outlines 45 Questions Across Nine Areas With Emphasis on Improving Education, Access

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Following two years of discussions with more than 120 health care stakeholders comprised predominantly of patients, caregivers and representatives from patient advocacy organizations, the Personalized Medicine Coalition is pleased to release a new patient-centered research agenda for personalized medicine that defines 45 research questions for the field across nine areas of special concern for patients themselves. By aligning the focus of future research in the field with questions defined by patients and their representatives, the report, titled Moving Beyond Population Averages: A Patient-Centered Research Agenda Advancing Personalized Medicine, may guide health systems toward a new era of patient-centered personalized medicine.

Reflecting on their encounters with the health care system and their perspectives on personalized medicine, the participants in the project focused largely on their desire for research that could improve the quality and quantity of interactions between patients and providers of health

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Medicine Man Denver Becomes The Latest Firm To Split From Schwazze

SHWZ). The split will be effective as of Aug. 20.” data-reactid=”19″Cannabis cultivator Medicine Man Denver is terminating a term sheet agreement with Schwazze (OTCQX: SHWZ). The split will be effective as of Aug. 20.

rebranding in April.” data-reactid=”20″Denver-based Schwazze previously did business as Medicine Man Technologies Inc. before rebranding in April.

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Why transgender people are ignored by modern medicine

In some cases, the issues are baked right into the heart of our medical systems.

Consider this: if you were to look through every single medical record in the UK – all 55 million – you won’t find a single record labelled as belonging to a transgender person. This is also true for those assembled by many providers in the US.

“You can register as male or female, but you can still only choose between these two options – you can’t say if you are transgender or non-binary,” explains Kamilla Kamaruddin, a doctor who works for the National Health Service (NHS) and transgender woman. “So that’s quite difficult.”

Instead doctors must rely on their patient to tell them.  

“Sometimes this can be okay,” says Dina Greene, a clinical chemist and expert in transgender health at the University of Washington, Seattle. In many cases, if someone is going to see a

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Chinese medicine manufacturer Universe Pharmaceuticals files and sets terms for a $30 million US IPO

Universe Pharmaceuticals, a Chinese pharmaceutical specializing in traditional Chinese medicine derivatives, filed on Monday with the SEC to raise up to $30 million in an initial public offering.

The Jiangxi, China-based company plans to raise $30 million by offering 5 million shares at a price range of $5 to $7. At the midpoint of the proposed range, Universe Pharmaceuticals would command a market value of $126 million.

The company manufactures, markets, and distributes traditional Chinese medicine derivative (TCMD) products targeting the elderly. It currently produces 13 varieties of TCMD products, which are sold in approximately 249 cities and 30 provinces in China. In addition, through its subsidiary Universe Trade, the company also sells biomedical drugs, medical instruments, Traditional Chinese Medicine Pieces, and dietary supplements manufactured by third-party pharmaceutical companies.

Universe Pharmaceuticals was founded in 1998 and booked $31 million in revenue for the 12 months ended March 31, 2020.

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Yale School of Medicine and hospital to test new coronavirus vaccine


NEW HAVEN — Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital announced the start of Phase 3 of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine trial at the hospital that will draw participants from across the country.

The hospital and medical school trial of Pfizer’s treatment vaccine candidate is part of a massive effort that will

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Did Food, Medicine Spoil In NJ Storm? PSEG Will Pay You Back

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — PSE&G customers who were forced to throw out food or medicine due to power failures in Tropical Storm Isaias can now get payback – literally.

On Monday, PSE&G announced that it will be reimbursing customers who spent more than 72 hours without electricity due to the storm, which hit New Jersey on Aug. 4, causing lingering power outages that lasted for days across many parts of the state.

More than 575,000 PSE&G customers in New Jersey ended up losing power, making it the fifth-most destructive storm the company has ever seen, spokespeople said.

“We recognize that losing power in August, together with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, was a hardship for many of our customers,” PSE&G President Dave Daly said. “Given the unique combination of circumstances, we believe the right thing to do is to expand our claims process to ease the burden on the

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82-year-old Texas man says USPS delays have left him without daily heart medicine for a week

An elderly Texas man says his heart medication has remained at a Postal Service processing facility for more than a week due to delays in mail delivery affecting residents of many U.S. states.

In an interview with local news affiliate KHOU, 82-year-old Don White said he hoped to receive his medication Monday and noted that he had never experienced an inability to receive the drugs from the post office if he was in possession of a tracking number.

“There have been a few times in which it’s taken a week, week and a half, two weeks, but this is the first time I actually ran out and checking with the post office didn’t do much good, even though I had a tracking number on it,” White told KHOU.

Because of the delays, White says he has gone without the medicine for a week and has had to rely on over-the-counter

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Diversity, Not Test Scores, Equals Quality in Medicine

Quinn Capers IV, MD, a professor of cardiovascular medicine and vice dean for faculty affairs at The Ohio State University has long advocated for increased diversity in medicine and for physicians to be activists.

As protests broke out across the globe in response to the killing of George Floyd, Capers sent out a tweet to inspire Black boys who want to be doctors, but may lack visible role models.


Medscape caught up with the interventional cardiologist. Our original interview was conducted before the recent controversy over a paper in the Journal

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medicine | Definition, Fields, Research, & Facts

Medicine, the practice concerned with the maintenance of health and the prevention, alleviation, or cure of disease.

The World Health Organization at its 1978 international conference held in the Soviet Union produced the Alma-Ata Health Declaration, which was designed to serve governments as a basis for planning health care that would reach people at all levels of society. The declaration reaffirmed that

health, which is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, is a fundamental human right and that the attainment of the highest possible level of health is a most important world-wide social goal whose realization requires the action of many other social and economic sectors in addition to the health sector.

In its widest form, the practice of medicine—that is to say, the promotion and care of health—is concerned

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Medicine From The Trenches

In the twenty years that I have practised medicine/surgery, nothing like this COVID-19 disease epidemic has been my experience. I was practising in Washington, DC during the attack on the Pentagon on September 11, 2001; a time when I thought nothing could be worse. Well, this viral pandemic is worse because many people only listen to what that WANT to hear rather than what the NEED to hear. I see the worst examples of noncompliance in those who had little trust for science and medicine in the first place.

Having performed bariatric surgery on a population of people who have dire mental health and physical needs, I see many of the same behaviours in people who are not adapting to this 2020 pandemic. I see hoarding behaviour; a sign of anxiety. I see anger; a sign of depression and I see fear; understandable because this is a new situation for

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