In the Journals

Increased physician supervision does not reduce medical errors

June 5, 2018
Increasing direct attending supervision and participation during work rounds did not significantly impact the rate of medical errors or patient…
Meeting News

FDA commissioner: Greater efficiencies can unlock opportunities created by better science

June 4, 2018
CHICAGO — FDA officials are taking several steps designed to make the drug development review process more efficient while reducing costs and…
FDA News

FDA issues draft guidance to promote competition, access to drugs

May 31, 2018
The FDA released several draft guidances today that it said it hopes will assist generic drug makers get their products through the development and…

AMA: Opioid prescriptions drop 22% nationally

May 31, 2018
A new report issued by the AMA revealed that opioid prescribing has decreased nationwide, while the use of state prescription drug monitoring…
Feature

Plan ahead for weather emergencies, doctors advise peers

May 30, 2018
Hurricane season starts June 1, for many bringing memories of the severe storms that battered the United States in 2017 and serving as a reminder of…

‘Right to try’ impact on patients uncertain

May 25, 2018
On May 30, President Donald J. Trump signed “right to try” legislation, which allows terminally ill patients to seek investigational…
In the Journals

NIH primary supporter of systematic reviews behind USPSTF recommendations

May 24, 2018
The NIH was the single largest financial contributor to the systematic reviews that led to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations…
Feature

How one court case in the opioid crisis could impact millions of patients

May 23, 2018
A lawsuit against certain opioid manufacturers and drug distributors could dramatically shake up the health care, pharmaceutical and legal systems…
In the Journals

340B hospitals provide more low-profit services

May 23, 2018
Hospitals that participate in the 340B program offer more low-profit service lines than nonparticipants, according to research published in JAMA

ACP: Trump’s rescission package would harm public health

May 15, 2018
The American College of Physicians recently sent a letter to Congress indicating that slashing expenditures would impair access to health coverage…

Experts say Trump’s plan to lower drug prices misses mark, unlikely to work

May 15, 2018
Experts told Healio Family Medicine that the drug pricing plan presented by President Donald J. Trump to lower drug costs suggests he fails to…
In the Journals

Physicians who receive opioid-related payments prescribe more opioids

May 14, 2018
Pharmaceutical industry marketing of opioids and related payments to physicians are associated with increased subsequent opioid prescribing…

Trump unveils long-promised plan to lower drug prices

May 11, 2018
President Donald J. Trump said the days of pharmaceutical companies, special interest groups and foreign governments controlling drug pricing are…
Meeting News

Many unknowns surround medical marijuana

May 2, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — Though physicians in more than two dozen states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam have laws that allow medical…
Meeting News

EHRs need overhaul to limit time spent on them

May 1, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — Electronic health records need to meet clinical needs, not administrative ones, to prevent physicians from spending too much on…
Meeting News

Education, collaboration critical to maximize EMR potential

April 24, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — Ongoing training, tweaking the technology to what benefits you, and discussing needed changes with information technology…
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VIDEO: Tips for improving MIPS score, avoiding penalties

April 21, 2018
NEW ORLEANS – A practice assessment of a practice’s documentation policies is an important step that may reveal some of the reporting…
Meeting News

ACP continues to promote physician well-being, professional satisfaction

April 21, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — ACP provided an update of their physician well-being, professional satisfaction and “Patients before Paperwork”…
Meeting News

ACP advocates for gender equity for physicians

April 20, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — ACP recently published a position paper in Annals of Internal Medicine offering recommendations on how to promote and achieve…
Meeting News

Doctors, patients benefit when the ‘eyes’ have it

April 19, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — Maintaining as much eye contact with patients as possible improves doctors’ relationships with their patients, reduces the…
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