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Reducing the P-Value for Statistical Significance to Improve the Quality of Research?

Reducing the P-Value for Statistical Significance to Improve the Quality of Research?

In a controversial and divisive article, a group of researchers proposes to improve "statistical standards of evidence" by lowering the P value from P <.05 to P <.005 in the fields of biomedical and social sciences.

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Medical Schools' Social Mission Critical for Societal Health Equity

Medical Schools' Social Mission Critical for Societal Health Equity

Enhancing health equity and addressing societal healthcare disparities is dependent on American medical schools committing to a social mission.

Generic Drugs Price Changes Raise Market Competition Levels

Generic Drugs Price Changes Raise Market Competition Levels

Market competition levels are associated with changes in the price of generic drugs.

Device-Specific ICD Codes Needed According to Researchers

Device-Specific ICD Codes Needed According to Researchers

Researchers are urging legislators to assign ICD codes to all medical devices, which could help identify device-related adverse effects more accurately.

Marijuana Use May Increase Risk of Hypertension-Related Death

Marijuana Use May Increase Risk of Hypertension-Related Death

Researchers found that marijuana use increases risk of hypertension-related death by three-fold, and marijuana use is linked to greater cardiovascular risks than cigarette smoking.

New WHO Recommendations for Managing HIV Drug Resistance

New WHO Recommendations for Managing HIV Drug Resistance

The World Health Organization published new guidelines for managing HIV drug resistance in countries in which pretreatment HIV drug resistance to non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) is prevalent.

Medical Marijuana Laws Increasing Illicit Cannabis Use Among Adults

Medical Marijuana Laws Increasing Illicit Cannabis Use Among Adults

Medical marijuana laws may be connected to increased rates of illicit cannabis use and cannabis use disorder, leading some users to experience negative consequences, such as motor vehicle accidents.

Opioid-Induced Constipation Treatments Receive Updated Labels

Opioid-Induced Constipation Treatments Receive Updated Labels

The prescribing information for several medications has been updated to provide clarification of the opioid-induced constipation indication.

FDA's Flush List: Assessing the Environmental Impact

FDA's Flush List: Assessing the Environmental Impact

Researchers attempted to quantify the environmental effects of disposing certain drugs by flushing them down the toilet, and found that this approach poses a negligible eco-toxicological risk.

Meningitis Vaccine: Precautionary Recall

Meningitis Vaccine: Precautionary Recall

A precautionary recall of Menveo, a meningitis vaccine, was announced by GlaxoSmithKline due to a mechanical intervention.

UN Calls on Polities to Help End Discrimination in Healthcare

UN Calls on Polities to Help End Discrimination in Healthcare

Widespread discrimination in healthcare has taken many forms, and violates the most fundamental of human rights. WHO established a goal "to ensure that none is left behind and to read the furthest behind first."