AMA opposes CVS-Aetna merger

June 20, 2018
AMA has determined that the proposed merger of CVS Health and Aetna should be blocked due to its likely negative consequences for patients and health…

ICD-11 updates resistance codes, adds gaming as addictive disorder

June 18, 2018
WHO previewed a new International Classification of Diseases, ICD-11, which includes updates to codes related to antimicrobial resistance, adds…
Meeting News

‘Realistic shift' in diet could save the US up to $38 billion annually

June 11, 2018
A 20% increase in adherence to the Healthy Eating Index could result in savings of as much as $38 billion in health-related costs, according to…

CMS: Declines in hospital-acquired conditions saved almost $3 billion

June 7, 2018
Between 2014 and 2016, the nation’s efforts to reduce hospital-acquired conditions and improve patient safety thwarted about 8,000 deaths and…
In the Journals

Avoid overwhelming patients with preventive guidelines

June 7, 2018
The more preventive care options that middle-aged and older patients received, the less likely they were to follow such options, according to…
In the Journals Plus

Asymptomatic C. difficile carriers key source of nosocomial transmission

June 6, 2018
Approximately 19% of health care-related Clostridium difficile cases at a Veterans Affairs hospital and affiliated long-term care facility, or LTCF…
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…

HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day: Patients ‘deserve our respect and support’

June 5, 2018
Today is HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day, which is observed each year on June 5 to honor the patients who survived the early HIV/AIDS epidemic…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Geriatric assessment improves oncologists’ communication with older patients

June 1, 2018
CHICAGO — Use of geriatric assessment during routine care of older individuals with advanced cancer significantly improved physician-patient…
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FDA issues draft guidance to promote competition, access to drugs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…
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 Plus

Study shows real-world effectiveness of PCV13 among US seniors

May 25, 2018
The 13-valent pneumococcal vaccine had an unadjusted vaccine effectiveness of around 73% against vaccine-type community-acquired pneumonia in the…
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
Meeting News

Enbrel biosimilar demonstrates equivalent safety, efficacy in DMARD-refractory RA

May 19, 2018
DESTIN, Fla. — The etanercept biosimilar, etanercept-szzs, demonstrated an equivalent clinical efficacy and safety profile to etanercept among…

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 Plus

Study supports safety of PCV13

May 15, 2018
In elderly patients, the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine was not associated with increased risk for adverse events compared with the older…