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. “
In the Journals

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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Direct-to-consumer medical ad spending rises $7.5 billion over 10 years

January 8, 2019
Money spent on medical marketing greatly increased from 1997 through 2016, carried largely by a significant surge in direct-to-consumer advertising…

States promise appeal after ACA ruled unconstitutional

December 17, 2018
Leaders from several states vowed appeals to stave off the consequences to health care after a district judge from Texas ruled that when Congress…
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How US-Canada-Mexico trade deal could impact drug prices, research

December 11, 2018
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement keeps drug prices high but could potentially spur new research opportunities, a pharmaceutical expert told…
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AMA: Only 15% of physicians practice telemedicine

December 4, 2018
Only 15.4% of physicians worked in practices that utilized telemedicine for patient interactions, such as diagnosing or treating patients, managing…
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Augmenting the Risk: Breast Implants Linked to Rheumatic, Autoimmune Diseases

November 30, 2018
As one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States, breast augmentation — or augmentation mammoplasty…
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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…
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…
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…
In the JournalsPerspective

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…
In the Journals

ACP issues new recommendations to reduce gun violence

October 31, 2018
ACP updated its policy recommendations for reducing gun-related injuries and deaths in the United States by building on, strengthening and expanding…
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