February 2014


Tax Planning

Expert Opinion



  • Health Law Update: What’s Next?

    The Independent Payment Advisory Board was tasked with achieving savings in Medicare but has now been gutted by Congress and may never become operational.

    By Zac Haughn, Senior Associate Editor

Movement Disorders Focus

  • Raising Urate With Inosine to Potentially Slow Progression of Parkinson’s Disease

    Results of the Phase II SURE-PD study show inosine is safe and tolerable and raises urate levels, which have been inversely related to Parkinson’s progression. Still, patients are cautioned against self-medicating before the next phase of this research effort is completed.

    By Alberto J. Espay, MD, MSc and Michael A. Schwarzschild, MD, PhD

Dementia Insights

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AAN Follows the Money

The AAN has highlighted the final 2014 funding results for the following agencies and programs the Academy actively advocated for during 2013: —$29.9 billion for the National Institutes of Health, a $1 billion increase from 201... more >

Brain Imaging: Shrinkage Tied to Hearing Loss

Although the brain becomes smaller with age, the shrinkage seems to be fast-tracked in older adults with hearing loss, according to the results of a study by researchers from Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging. The ... more >

Brintellix From Takeda/Lundbeck Now Widely AvailaBle in US

Brintellix (vortioxetine), for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults, is available from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. (Takeda) and Lundbeck in pharmacies across the US. It was initially available through... more >

Concussions And Kids

Concussions are common among middle-school girls who play soccer, and most continue to play with symptoms, according to a new study out of the University of Washington. Among 351 young female soccer players, there were 59 concuss... more >