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Cancer treatment choices may be skewed by financial incentives, study shows

Brief Published Jan. 4, 2019 Dive Brief: Physician treatment recommendations for cancer patients may be influenced by reimbursement incentives, according to a new study in JAMA Oncology. The authors analyzed 18 observational cohort studies on the association between reimbursement incentives and changes in reimbursement policy on cancer care delivery. Of those, 15 showed a link between… Read More »

Merck KGaA-Pfizer to end late-stage ovarian cancer treatment study

(Reuters) – Merck KGaA and Pfizer Inc said on Friday they were ending a late-stage study for their drug to treat a form of ovarian cancer in previously untreated patients. The results showed the drug, Bavencio, in combination with, or as a follow-on treatment to, platinum-based chemotherapy could not achieve the primary goal of progression-fee… Read More »

Study sees limited risk in taking ondansetron during first trimester of pregnancy

Ondansetron (Zofran) is commonly and increasingly prescribed during pregnancy to relieve nausea. In 2014, an estimated 22 percent of pregnant women in the U.S. used the drug at some point during their pregnancy. Despite its prevalence, data on the safety of the drug and any effects on the developing fetus have been limited, with small-scale… Read More »