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12-year-old healthy female athlete presents with mole on heel

Infectious Diseases in Children, February 2019
Colleen H. Cotton, MD; Marissa J. Perman, MD
A 12-year-old healthy female athlete presented to the dermatology clinic for a mole check. The patient was most concerned about a new black spot on…
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Flaws found in compendia for dermatology conditions

February 18, 2019
The two compendia that Medicare Part D recognizes to make coverage determinations for off-label prescribing were “incomplete, outdated…
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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…
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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…

John Wayne Cancer Institute appoints executive director

February 13, 2019
Steven O’Day, MD, has been named executive director of John Wayne Cancer Institute and Cancer Clinic at Providence St. John’s Health…
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Focus on Fellows: Immersive summit targets education gap for young physicians

February 8, 2019
The specialty of rheumatology has become increasingly popular over the past several years for physicians who have completed their residencies, which
Meeting News

Anti-TNFs linked to new onset psoriasis in pediatric IBD

February 8, 2019
LAS VEGAS — New-onset psoriasis occurred more frequently in children with inflammatory bowel disease who received anti-TNF biologic therapy…
In the Journals

Methotrexate more effective in patients with psoriasis without PsA

February 7, 2019
Although methotrexate is generally well-tolerated and efficacious in the treatment of psoriasis, it is even more effective, with fewer reported…

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…
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‘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…
In the Journals

IBD uncommon in PsA, psoriasis, AS following secukinumab treatment

February 6, 2019
Inflammatory bowel disease events, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, are uncommon in patients with psoriatic arthritis…

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…

Olumiant effective, safe for certain cases of atopic dermatitis

February 4, 2019
A “statistically significant” proportion of adult patients using Olumiant for moderate to severe atopic dermatitis had clearer skin vs…

Argentum Medical gets $8.4M BARDA contract for silver-plated antimicrobial dressings

February 3, 2019
Argentum Medical announced that it has been awarded a 3-year, $8.4 million contract with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Developmental…
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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…
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…
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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…
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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…
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