Valerie DeBenedette
Valerie DeBenedette is Managing Editor of Drug Topics.
PCORI taps pharmacists, others in healthcare arena, for research ideas
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has issued the first draft of its Priorities for Research and Research Agenda and is looking for input from the public and from the healthcare community.
Immunotherapy shown to extend life expectancy in metastatic prostate cancer
A new analysis of the phase 3 IMPACT study has found that sipuleucil-T (Provenge, Dendreon) increases survival times by an estimated median of 7.8 months in patients with asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer.
2012 vaccination schedules published for children, adults
The 2012 vaccination schedules for children, adolescents, and adults have been released, with changes to the recommendations for meningococcal and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations in children and in hepatitis B vaccinations in adults.

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