Meeting News

AMA adopts new strategy for genetic tests, therapeutics

November 15, 2017
AMA recently voted to advance the development of a comprehensive strategy that allows more consistent coverage of genomic and genetic tests and…
FDA News

FDA warns about illegal injectable silicone use for body contouring

November 14, 2017
The FDA has issued a warning about the serious harm and disfigurement that can result from using injectable silicone or products being falsely…
In the Journals

Platelet-rich plasma reduced recovery time in lipofilling

November 14, 2017
The addition of platelet-rich plasma during lipofilling for the restoration of tissue volume was associated with a shorter recovery duration;…
In the Journals

Two hyaluronic acid fillers show comparable efficacy, safety in lip enhancement

November 14, 2017
Lip fullness and aesthetic appearance outcomes were similar for two hyaluronic acid lip fillers, according to recent findings. The researchers…

Trump nominates former pharmaceutical executive for HHS secretary

November 13, 2017
President Donald J. Trump has nominated Alex Azar II, the head of pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly’s U.S.-based operations until this past…
In the Journals

Burnout, dissatisfaction drive 1 in 5 physicians to plan on reducing work hours

November 10, 2017
Survey results published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings reveal a significant level of discontent among physicians, with many considering scaling back or…
In the Journals

Novel cranioplasty technique incorporates biologic, nonbiologic materials

November 10, 2017
A novel approach to defect coverage in cranioplasty using both biologic autologous bone and nonbiologic allograft materials showed satisfactory…
In the Journals

Service price biggest driver of health care spending

November 9, 2017
Annual health care spending increased from $1.2 trillion to $2.1 trillion between 1996 and 2013, fueled by a 50% rise in the price of health care…
In the Journals

Virtual surgery planning tool may improve nasal airway obstruction

November 9, 2017
Surgeons reported a positive experience with a virtual surgery planning tool that uses computational fluid dynamic simulations to improve
Perspective

ACP: Physicians must promote patient safety

November 7, 2017
ACP recently published a new position paper asserting that improvements to patient safety are gravely needed in the outpatient setting while offering…
In the Journals

DIEP, SIEA flaps may be preferable in abdominal-based breast reconstruction

November 6, 2017
Improved abdominal outcomes were reported for deep inferior epigastric perforator and superficial inferior epigastric artery flaps compared with both…

CMS finalizes policies it says will lower drug prices, reduce burdens

November 3, 2017
AAFP and ACP are among the medical groups claiming CMS’s recent decisions regarding the final rule for the 2018 Physician Fee Schedule and a…
Perspective

Modernization of Stark Law promotes value-based care

November 3, 2017
The bipartisan legislation, “The Medicare Care Coordination Improvement Act of 2017,” was recently introduced by the Senate to modernize…

CMS attempts to ease regulatory burden with ‘Meaningful Measures’ initiative

November 2, 2017
During the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network Fall Summit, Seema Verma, MPH, administrator of CMS, announced the launch of CMS’s…
In the JournalsPerspective

Choosing Wisely helpful, but many physicians unaware of the campaign

November 1, 2017
While awareness of the Choosing Wisely campaign was low among physicians, a majority of those who knew of the campaign reported that it was helpful…
In the Journals

Fewer phalloplasty complications reported in cismale vs. transmale patients

November 1, 2017
Cismale patients undergoing phalloplasty experienced fewer urethral and flap complications than transmale patients, according to recent findings. The…

The expanded access navigator: Helping patients who need potentially life-saving drug treatments

October 31, 2017
by Jonathan P. Jarow, MD You just diagnosed a patient with a serious condition for which there is no FDA-approved drug therapy.

AMA president-elect: Physicians must present ‘unified voice’ when advocating for patients, one another

October 30, 2017
Barbara L. McAneny, MD, will be the first oncologist to lead the AMA when she assumes the association’s presidency next year. AMA members…
In the Journals Plus

Trump declares opioid epidemic 'public health emergency'

October 26, 2017
Test.docx President Donald J. Trump on Thursday made the long-anticipated declaration that the opioid addiction crisis is a public…
In the Journals

Low wealth heightens risk for death, disability in US, England

October 24, 2017
In the United States and England, individuals in the lowest quintile of wealth were significantly more likely to die or be disabled than those in the…
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