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February 4, 2013
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R&D Costs, Reimbursement Challenges in War Against Bugs
Hoping to gain some ground in an all-out war against superbugs, the FDA is taking first steps toward creating an approval shortcut for new antimicrobials. But that is only half the battle. To stomp out incursions of drug-resistant bugs, payers are going to have to rethink their reimbursement strategies. Find out the details.

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    Biologists inserted a gene called SIRT3 into the blood stem cells of old mice, spurring the development of new blood cells, according to a study in the journal Cell Reports. SIRT3 is one of a class of proteins called sirtuins that govern aging processes in cells. The finding holds promise for degenerative conditions involving aging, a researcher said. HealthDay News (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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