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Generational, bureaucratic obstacles fuel opioid crisis

Generational, bureaucratic obstacles fuel opioid crisis
October 18, 2017

Opioid abuse is taking a catastrophic toll, with recent CDC data attributing 91 deaths a day to the epidemic. Further, in 2015, 63% of the 52,404 drug overdose deaths involved heroin and opioid pain reliever medications.

Bruce A. Schoneboom, PhD, CRNA, COL, senior director of education and professional development, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, told Healio Family Medicine that this crisis, at least in part, stems from doctors putting too much emphasis on pain. “Treating pain as the fifth vital sign has had unintended consequences like the overprescription of opioids,” he said.

California law may minimally impact drug pricing transparency

October 17, 2017
California Gov. Jerry Brown approved legislation that will require pharmaceutical companies to give the state advanced notice of, as well as justify, dramatic drug…

Arthrex to build new surgical device manufacturing facility

October 17, 2017
Arthrex announced plans to build a surgical device and implant manufacturing facility in Anderson County, South Carolina, according to a company press release…
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BLOG: Gainsharing/co-management is a great opportunity for physicians, hospitals

October 17, 2017
As a physician, you have a unique ability to make the delivery of health care more efficient and save hospitals money, which ultimately has the effect of lowering health…
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Provider-Initiated Patient Satisfaction Reporting Yields Improved Physician Ratings Relative to Online Rating Websites

Orthopedics, September/October 2017, Volume 40 Issue 5
Recently, providers have begun to publicly report the results of patient satisfaction surveys from their practices…
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Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction: Overview of Evaluation and Management. June 2015

The posterior tibialis is a muscle in the deep posterior compartment of the calf that plays several key roles in the…
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American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: High-deductible health insurance plans influence bottom line

March 16, 2017
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