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…
Meeting News

5 major themes from the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

February 13, 2019
The annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference was held January 7-10, 2019 in San Francisco. Each year, the health care investment symposium brings…

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…
FDA News

FDA approves first generic Advair Diskus for asthma, COPD

January 31, 2019
The FDA recently issued approval to the first generic version of GlaxoSmithKline’s Advair Diskus (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol…
Feature

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…
In the Journals

Pediatric corticosteroid use increases with poor asthma control documentation

January 29, 2019
Children with uncontrolled or undocumented control of their asthma symptoms were more likely to receive prescriptions for both oral and inhaled…
In the Journals

Antibiotics linked to longer hospital stay for asthma

January 28, 2019
Patients hospitalized for asthma who received antibiotic therapy had a significantly longer hospital length of stay and higher hospital costs…
In the Journals

Allergic, autoimmune diseases linked to functional GI disorders

January 28, 2019
Patients with allergic or autoimmune diseases are at higher risk for functional gastrointestinal disorders independent of psychological distress…
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…
In the Journals

Price disclosure through TV advertising may reduce consumer interest in high-priced drugs

January 23, 2019
Requiring pharmaceutical companies to disclose prices in direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising could potentially reduce interest in…
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 JournalsPerspective

Benefits of FENO-guided asthma management passes from mother to child

January 21, 2019
Children born to women with asthma whose condition was managed based on the fraction of exhaled nitric oxide, or FENO, in addition to their asthma…
In the Journals

Medicare Part B to D shift may decrease total spending, increase out-of-pocket costs

January 17, 2019
Although a proposal by the HHS to shift certain prescription drugs from Medicare Part B to Part D may reduce total drug spending by 6.9% to 18.3%, it…
In the Journals

1 in 5 NYC teens have undiagnosed asthma

January 16, 2019
Approximately 20% of teenagers in New York City have asthma symptoms but have not received a diagnosis, according to research published in The
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…