In the Journals

ACP issues guidance for physician-patient partnership in health care

November 27, 2018
Actively partnering with patients and families in care improves health outcomes, but may be challenging to implement; therefore, ACP offered four…
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PCP-transgender patient relationships need improvement

November 27, 2018
Although most primary care physicians surveyed said they were willing to provide routine care to transgender patients, the results still concerned…
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Trump’s latest drug pricing plan may offer benefits to patients, but faces obstacles

November 26, 2018
The Trump administration’s latest effort to reduce drug prices met with generally positive reviews from policy analysts, who also noted the…
In the Journals

Weight responsible for asthma in one-quarter of patients with obesity

November 26, 2018
Obesity causes asthma in up to 27% of children who are obese, according to research published in Pediatrics. “Asthma is the No. 1 chronic…
In the Journals

Legacy prescribing appears common in primary care

November 21, 2018
Legacy prescribing — prescribing drugs past their usual effective or recommended period — seemed prevalent in primary care, according to…

One-third of parents are declining flu vaccination for their child this year

November 20, 2018
A C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health demonstrated that a significant number of parents choose not to…
FDA News

FDA issues alert regarding Pharm D Solutions products

November 20, 2018
The FDA announced today, that due to a lack of sterility assurance, it is alerting health care professionals and patients not to use drug products…
Meeting News

Majority of asthma actuations considered poor

November 20, 2018
The majority of actuations in patients with asthma were poor, regardless of whether or not the patient used either a rescue or a controller metered…
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VIDEO: ‘Excited about developments in influenza vaccine’

November 19, 2018
“We’re really excited about the developments in influenza vaccine right now,” Creech said. Creech, who is also the director of the…
Meeting News

AR101 provides tolerance to peanut over time

November 19, 2018
Young patients with peanut allergy who received the immunotherapy treatment AR101 became tolerant to peanut over time, protecting themselves from…
FDA News

FDA seeks to remove dogs from some clinical trials

November 16, 2018
The FDA outlined details of a study today that it said might allow animal drug developers to conduct certain types of research without the use of…
Meeting News

Pediatric nutrition counseling may be ‘underutilized tool’ in primary care

November 16, 2018
Pediatric nutrition counseling occurred in fewer than 4% of annual wellness visits in South Carolina during an 8-year span despite national…
Perspective

CMS proposes revisions to improve Medicaid, CHIP managed care

November 16, 2018
CMS recently proposed a new rule to relieve regulatory burdens, strengthen accountability, enhance program integrity and promote transparency…
Meeting News

AMA calls for stronger firearm background checks

November 16, 2018
At this week’s AMA Interim Meeting, delegates urged states to impose more robust reporting of relevant information to the National Instant…

Shortage of pediatric rheumatologists hinders care for children, adolescents

November 16, 2018
The consequences of a child receiving insufficient or inappropriate treatment for a rheumatic disease will last a lifetime — a lifetime that…
Meeting News

AMA affirms medical spectrum of gender

November 15, 2018
During the AMA Interim Meeting, delegates adopted several new policies on important emerging health care topics, including gender identity. In…
FDA NewsPerspective

FDA announces new steps to curb youth tobacco use

November 15, 2018
The FDA announced today that to get youth to stop smoking, it will revisit significant parts of two policies that restrict access to newly regulated…
Meeting News

AMA adopts policy supporting in-person importation of prescription drugs from Canada

November 15, 2018
To address concerns that out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs have reduced access to essential medications, delegates at the Interim Meeting of…
Feature

Adverse childhood experiences ‘a population-level concern’

Infectious Diseases in Children, November 2018
More than 60% of Americans have experienced at least one instance of adversity in their childhood, including physical, emotional or sexual abuse and…
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Path of Medicare Advantage changing

November 14, 2018
As Medicare Advantage gains traction over traditional Medicare, there are several important potential issues that demand oversight, according to a…