An Institute of Medicine report on salt earlier this week sparked a lot of controversy. The report concludes that there's no evidence to support current efforts to lower salt consumption to less than 2,300 mg/day. Unfortunately, the press coverage...
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- Evidence is insufficient to conclude that lowering daily sodium intake below 2,300 mg per day either harms or improves cardiovascular outcomes and all-cause mortality, the Institute of Medicine said Tuesday.
(MedPage Today) -- Gupta Guide must reads for today: gene-based immune therapy in two children with relapsed and refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL); IOM slams care of Iraq and Afghanistan vets; immunotherapy for asthma and allergic...
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- Not all veterans who have returned from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have received the care they needed from the myriad of programs offered by the federal government, a report concluded.
(MedPage Today) -- Basing Medicare payments on geographic regions would reward underperformers in some areas, while penalizing those who do well in others, according to an Institute of Medicine report released Friday.
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- Regulations have tightened on when students may resume playing sports after a concussion, but there has been far less attention given to when they may fully return to school, a group of experts said here.
Contaminated and counterfeit drugs can be more profitable than illegal ones, and they're spreading. This problem is killing people around the world, including in the U.S., and hampering efforts to control diseases like tuberculosis, malaria and AIDS.
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- State licensing boards should restrict their licensing activities to drug wholesalers who have been vetted by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, according to the Institute of Medicine.