ACP: Supreme Court permitting parts of travel ban ‘creates uncertainty’

June 28, 2017
The June 26 Supreme Court decision to allow parts of President Trump’s travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries to take effect generates…

ACP: Postponed vote confirms flaws of the Senate health care act

June 28, 2017
The Senate’s decision to postpone the vote on its Better Care Reconciliation Act confirms that the legislation is vitally flawed, according to…
In the Journals

Financial incentives improved follow-up rates after breast implant surgery

June 28, 2017
A novel financial incentive strategy was associated with improved follow-up visit habits after breast implant surgery. The study included 502…
In the Journals

DaxibotulinumtoxinA shows greater efficacy, response duration vs. Botox

June 28, 2017
Injectable daxibotulinumtoxinA, an investigational botulinum toxin Type A, showed superior efficacy and duration of response in certain doses over…
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Masseter-to-facial nerve transfer may be reliable for smile reanimation

June 27, 2017
Masseter-to-facial nerve transfer showed reliability for smile reanimation but with limited impact on resting symmetry. The researchers noted that no…

‘Lives of our patients are at stake’ as concerns about Senate health care bill mount

June 27, 2017
The cost savings that would be realized under the Senate’s proposed health care bill would have a dramatic negative effect on the quality of…
In the Journals

Mortality risk likely to be higher among uninsured patients

June 27, 2017
With the Congressional Budget Office report indicating that 22 million Americans will lose insurance coverage by 2026 under
FDA News

FDA releases plan to expedite, promote generic drug development

June 27, 2017
As part of its effort to increase competition in the prescription drug market, the FDA released a list of drugs that are off-patent and…

Armed with CBO report, AAFP sharply critical of Senate health care bill

June 27, 2017
AAFP has unleashed a new round of criticism in the wake of the Congressional Budget Office releasing an analysis of the Senate health care bill known…

AMA opposed to Senate Health Care bill

June 26, 2017
The AMA sent a letter to Senate leaders stating its overwhelming disapproval with the U.S. Senate’s proposal to repeal and replace the…
In the Journals

Visible light spectroscopy bested Doppler in detecting compromised free flap perfusion

June 23, 2017
Visible light spectroscopy was noninvasive and reliable in evaluating tissue perfusion compared with hand-held Doppler and clinical examination…
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Calcium hydroxylapatite shows efficacy in treating hand volume loss for up to 1 year

June 23, 2017
A single treatment with calcium hydroxylapatite dermal filler for volume loss in the dorsum of the hands showed improvement for up to 12 months…

Senate health care bill takes slower approach to House bill, expert concerns persist

June 22, 2017
The Senate health care bill, released to the public today, maintains much from the version the House passed May 4, 2017, but presents some key…
In the Journals

Appropriate patient selection may yield reduced morbidity in spinal resection

June 22, 2017
Careful selection of high-risk patients for immediate intervention with locoregional muscle flaps may reduce surgical complications in spinal…

AMA supports efforts to improve substance abuse disorder coverage

June 21, 2017
Experts from four leading nonprofits in the addiction field have determined that existing legislation does not adequately protect insurance coverage…
FDA News

FDA commissioner calls for public input on lifting generic barriers

June 21, 2017
In introducing the FDA’s Drug Competition Action Plan, the commissioner announced his intent to assess ways FDA rules may be misused to create…
In the Journals

Gender-based pricing shown for minoxidil for hair loss

June 21, 2017
Women were charged more per dose for minoxidil, 5%, foam for androgenetic alopecia when compared with products marketed for men, according to…

CMS proposes rule to increase flexibility, reduce burdens

June 21, 2017
CMS recently issued a proposed rule to update the Quality Payment Program as required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 to…

Company announces novel liposuction surgery for men

June 21, 2017
A company in South Korea has announced the launch of a novel intervention known as 3 Balance Optimized Liposuction Surgery For Men, according to a…
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State medical licensing board questions may discourage physicians from addressing their mental health

June 21, 2017
Medical license application questions are still not treating mental and physical illness the same, and this could be impacting a physician’s…
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