Meeting News

AMA president advocates for more equitable future in medicine

August 20, 2018
PONTE VEDRA, Fla. — American Medical Association President Barbara L. McAneny, MD, wants to energize women to enact change that will bring…

FDA: Modeling, simulation offer opportunity to advance public health

August 16, 2018
Modeling and simulation are valuable research and product development tools that are helping to advance regulatory science, according to the FDA. The…

CMS resumes ACA payments for insurers

July 26, 2018
CMS recently rescinded its decision to stop further collections or payments under the risk adjustment program. The permanent risk adjustment program…

Vivli launches data-sharing platform to advance clinical research

July 19, 2018
The nonprofit organization Vivli launched a new data-sharing and analytics platform today that will advance clinical research by streamlining the…
In the Journals Plus

Current Shingrix vaccination schedule unlikely cost-effective

July 9, 2018
Last year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made a recommendation to vaccinate adults aged 50 years and older with the new…
In the Journals Plus

Tamiflu lowers odds of secondary H3N2 infection in LTCF outbreaks

June 25, 2018
In one Canadian province, for every day that passed from the start of an influenza A (H3N2) outbreak in long-term care facilities to the initiation…

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…