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FDA Panel Votes to Keep Severe Warning on Pfizer Anti-Smoking Drug

(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc failed to convince the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove a black box warning on its controversial quit-smoking drug Chantix, with an advisory panel to the agency voting against the removal on Thursday.

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CMS Coordinating with ACOs for Medicare Shared Savings Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the availability of a new initiative for accountable care organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. The new ACO Investment Model is designed to bring these efforts to better coordinate care to rural and underserved areas by providing up to $114 million in upfront investments to up to 75 ACOs across the country.   

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Diabetes Battle Continues, More Self-Care Needed

San Francisco—As the lyrics to Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are a-Changin” played, Marjorie Cypress, PhD, C-ANP, CDE, American Diabetes Association President, Heath Care & Education, took the stage to deliver her keynote address. She urged more activism by healthcare professionals in the fight against diabetes.