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Standing Room Only – From Bench to Bedside: Developing Modern Pharmaceuticals

On September 22, 2015, Science Café Bloomington hosted a discussion on the development of modern pharmaceuticals with Dr. Alex Straiker, a neuropharmacologist with Indiana University’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Dr. Straiker discussed some of the issues involved with drug research and development in the United States.

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IU Researchers Receive Grant to Prove Advantages of Data Mining for Healthcare

Artificial intelligence in hospitals working with doctors to prescribe treatment sounds like something straight out of the movies. Researchers at the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University are working to make this a reality. The process, which uses data mining and a method called machine learning, could lead the way to a cheaper, better healthcare system. The research …

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New rule voted into affect to curb prescribing addictive pain medications

The Medical Licensing Board of Indiana voted last Thursday to adopt SB 246, a new rule for physicians who prescribe addictive pain medications to nonterminal patients. Starting December 15th this year, physicians will be required to monitor certain patient’s history via the state’s drug monitoring system called INSPECT. Dr. Deborah McMahan, health commissioner for the Fort Wayne Allen County Department …

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Luncheon On The Impact Of Adult Vaccinations To Be Held Friday

It’s not only children who benefit from vaccines. The Local Council of Women invites all those who are interested in learning more about risk factors of communicable diseases and the importance of immunizations for adults to attend an event at the Monroe County in Bloomington. Nancy Lumbley, the President of Local Council of Women says it will be a “brown-bag …

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