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Physician burnout rate increases, broad-based approaches alleviate causes

March 15, 2019
The rate of physician burnout increased 5% during a 3-year period, according to findings recently published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers also…
Breaking News

National Cancer Institute director named acting FDA commissioner

March 12, 2019
Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless, MD, director of National Cancer Institute, will replace resigning FDA commissioner Scott
In the Journals

Health IT tool in waiting room improves clinician, patient communication

March 11, 2019
A simple waiting room-based tool on an iPad that researchers dubbed the Visit Planner significantly improved visit communication between primary care…
Feature

Gottlieb leaves mixed legacy on drug prices, opioids, tobacco use

March 6, 2019
As a former adviser to several federal entities, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD was familiar with public service before he assumed his current…
FDA News

Gottlieb to step down as FDA commissioner

March 5, 2019
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, announced his resignation effective 1 month from Tuesday, March 5, according to an HHS press release. The HHS…

Drug companies grilled on pricing in Senate hearing

February 26, 2019
Representatives from AbbVie, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Merck, Pfizer and Sanofi voiced support for drug rebate…
In the Journals

Physician burnout rate decreases

February 22, 2019
The rate of burnout among U.S. physicians dropped in 2017 but still remains above 40%, according to findings published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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National Collaborative for Health Equity aims to level the playing field

February 22, 2019
Racial and ethnic disparities in health care in the United States have confounded experts for decades. An important reason for this is that the…

Wage-fixing and no-poach agreements

February 19, 2019
Antitrust laws are intended to ensure that firms compete fairly in an open marketplace, including to hire or retain employees. Physician practices…
Feature

Stanford’s WellMD Center blazes a trail to promote joy in medicine, combat burnout

February 18, 2019
Physician burnout has become a topic of interest in the medical community in recent years, with the level of urgency increasing on what seems like a…
Feature

Walgreens to pay $270 million for overbilling prescription drugs, insulin pens

February 14, 2019
With all of the attention currently placed on prescription drug prices, it’s difficult to believe that a major retail distributor of…

Trump’s drug-pricing proposal a step forward, but may not have significant impact

February 6, 2019
The Trump Administration proposed a new rule last week to lower prices of prescription drugs and out-of-pocket costs by encouraging manufacturers to…
In the JournalsPerspective

‘Simple, inexpensive’ intervention improves patient punctuality

February 6, 2019
Adjusting the patient scheduling process improved patient punctuality as well as patient and provider satisfaction, according to findings recently…

AMA: Prior authorization hurdles cause negative health outcomes

February 5, 2019
More than 90% of physicians reported prior authorization requirements had a negative impact on patient clinical outcomes and that prior authorization…
In the Journals

Project data establish national norm empathy scores for osteopathic medical students

February 5, 2019
Data from phase 1 of the nationwide Project in Osteopathic Medical Education and Empathy, or POMEE, have been used to develop the first and only…
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Taking Their Own Advice: Disparity in Paid Family Leave among Top Medical Schools

January 31, 2019
Although pediatric medical organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, have demanded congressional legislation to ensure that new…
Feature

Amid new year drug price hikes, Congress calls on manufacturers to justify costs

January 25, 2019
In 2018, after President Donald Trump publicly condemned the pharmaceutical industry for skyrocketing prescription drug prices, several of the…
Perspective

Experts declare physician burnout ‘a public health crisis’

January 22, 2019
Experts from leading U.S. health organizations deemed physician burnout “a public health crisis” in a recent report. “
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Medicare Part D could save $14.4B using VA drug prices

January 14, 2019
If Medicare Part D paid prices for prescription medications similar to what the Department of Veterans Affairs pays, there could be an estimated…
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Price hikes on older, brand-name drugs share blame for surging drug costs

January 11, 2019
The pharmaceutical industry, in recent years, has been marked by a cycle of outrage from patient groups, insurers and politicians each time a…
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