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Antidepressant Scripts Often Lack Diagnosis. Almost three-quarters of the antidepressant prescriptions written by nonpsychiatrists had no documentation of psychiatric diagnoses, an analysis of recent prescribing trends showed

Antidepressant Scripts Often Lack Diagnosis. Almost three-quarters of the antidepressant prescriptions written by nonpsychiatrists had no documentation of psychiatric diagnoses, an analysis of recent prescribing trends showed

Exercise Benefits Cancer Survivors. If exercise were a cancer drug, it would be a blockbuster, according to a new review on the benefits of physical activity in people surviving and living beyond cancer.

Morning Smoking Increases Cancer Risk. People who smoke soon after getting up in the morning are more likely to develop cancer than those who light up later in the day, say researchers. The effect was independent of other smoking habits.

Dendreon Shares Plummet on Weak Provenge Sales. Shares of Seattle’s Dendreon plunged more than 66% last Friday after the company reported that doctors’ uncertainty about receiving reimbursement for its prostate cancer drug, Provenge, had slowed its adoption and curtailed forecasted sales.

NextGen, Dell Partner to Increase IT Access. NextGen Healthcare Information Systems has allied with Dell to deliver healthcare IT and services to medical practices of all sizes, rural and community hospitals and physician networks.

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