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November 11, 2021

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Keck Hospital earns top hospital safety grade five times in a row

For the fifth consecutive time, Keck Hospital of USC earned an "A" Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety.

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USC Stem Cell: An incubator for medicine of the 21st century

Just over a decade ago, USC was a university with a few scattered stem cell biologists, and a vision for total transformation. The university was committed to designing a unique "incubator" for researchers to collaborate and develop the medicine of the future: regenerative medicine.

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Middlemen net more than half of insulin expenditures, USC Schaeffer study finds

Despite being discovered nearly 100 years ago, insulin's list price has been going up, not down. Meanwhile, the net price — what manufacturers receive after accounting for all discounts and payments to distribution system entities — has been falling. So, why aren't patients seeing the savings?

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For men, a reminder in November to check your screen time

November is Men's Health Awareness Month. Three of Keck Medicine of USC's experts weigh in on routine screenings and more serious issues that can affect urological health.

Featured Event

Town Hall: Rising STARS (Scientific Training in Alcohol Research and other Substances) Program

Time: Noon

Date: Tuesday, November 16

Sponsor: USC School of Pharmacy

Speaker: Daryl L. Davies, PhD

Location: Webinar

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