Meeting News

Identifying, dispelling medical myths

April 11, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Physicians may inadvertently practice medicine that includes long-debunked myths, a speaker at the American College of…
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ACP Opening Session stresses importance of friendships to combat burnout

April 11, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Positive, supportive relationships with others can help improve the well-being of both patients and physicians, according to the…
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Battle over Affordable Care Act resurfaces

April 9, 2019
Legal and political battles have put the fate of the Affordable Care Act, and health care for millions of Americans, back into the spotlight and…
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As Gottlieb leaves, what’s next for FDA?

April 4, 2019
As Norman “Ned” E. Sharpless, MD, prepares to become acting FDA commissioner in a few days, experts are divided in how he should address…
In the JournalsPerspective

Clinical guidelines from North American specialty societies often biased, have conflicts of interest

April 2, 2019
Clinical practice guidelines issued by specialty societies in North America often call for greater use of services associated to their own…

Physician wages plateau, but pay gap narrows between men, women

March 27, 2019
Overall wages for U.S. physicians have plateaued, but the disparity in pay between men and women has narrowed slightly, according to a new report…
Meeting News

Physicians are not powerless in reducing burnout

March 26, 2019
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Occupational burnout is pervasive among health care providers, but physicians have the power to address the issue head…
Meeting News

Speaker highlights burnout at Women in Endocrinology annual meeting

March 23, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — The advocacy group Women in Endocrinology is once again holding its annual meeting and dinner at ENDO 2019, spotlighting member…
In the Journals

Physician burnout rate increases, broad-based approaches alleviate causes

March 15, 2019
The rate of physician burnout increased 5% during a 3-year period, according to findings recently published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers also…
Breaking News

National Cancer Institute director named acting FDA commissioner

March 12, 2019
Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless, MD, director of National Cancer Institute, will replace resigning FDA commissioner Scott
In the Journals

Health IT tool in waiting room improves clinician, patient communication

March 11, 2019
A simple waiting room-based tool on an iPad that researchers dubbed the Visit Planner significantly improved visit communication between primary care…
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Gottlieb leaves mixed legacy on drug prices, opioids, tobacco use

March 6, 2019
As a former adviser to several federal entities, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD was familiar with public service before he assumed his current…
FDA News

Gottlieb to step down as FDA commissioner

March 5, 2019
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, announced his resignation effective 1 month from Tuesday, March 5, according to an HHS press release. The HHS…

Drug companies grilled on pricing in Senate hearing

February 26, 2019
Representatives from AbbVie, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Merck, Pfizer and Sanofi voiced support for drug rebate…
In the Journals

Physician burnout rate decreases

February 22, 2019
The rate of burnout among U.S. physicians dropped in 2017 but still remains above 40%, according to findings published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Eye on ID

Varicella: An annoying and potentially serious disease

Infectious Disease News, February 2019
Donald Kaye, MD, MACP
In previously healthy children, varicella (chickenpox), caused by varicella-zoster virus, or VZV, is almost always a mild disease. In fact, before…
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National Collaborative for Health Equity aims to level the playing field

February 22, 2019
Racial and ethnic disparities in health care in the United States have confounded experts for decades. An important reason for this is that the…

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…
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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…