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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…
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…
In the Journals

Gout not linked to increased risk for bone fracture

May 14, 2018
Gout is not associated with an increased risk for bone fracture, and urate-lowering drugs had no effect on long-term fracture risk, according to…

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…
In the Journals

Reflux drugs linked to long-term pneumonia risk in elderly

April 26, 2018
People older than 60 years who took proton pump inhibitors long-term showed an increased risk for developing pneumonia, according to new research…
In the Journals

One-fifth of conflicts of interest not disclosed at drug approval meetings

April 24, 2018
Of the public speakers at Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee meetings, about 20% had undisclosed conflicts of interest and…
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…
FDA NewsPerspective

FDA Arthritis Advisory Committee votes in favor of Olumiant 2 mg for RA

April 23, 2018
The FDA Arthritis Advisory Committee voted 10 to 5 to recommend approval of a once-daily 2-mg dose of baricitinib for the treatment of adults with…
In the Journals

IBD, Parkinson's link suggests anti-TNF may be protective

April 23, 2018
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease showed a significantly higher risk for developing Parkinson’s disease, but early treatment with…
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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…