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IDSA antitrust lawsuit thrusts chronic Lyme disease into health care limelight

IDSA antitrust lawsuit thrusts chronic Lyme disease into health care limelight
November 20, 2017

A federal antitrust lawsuit was filed against The Infectious Diseases Society of America, eight insurance companies and seven physicians who have allegedly denied coverage for the treatment of chronic Lyme disease.

According to an article in Courthouse News, the 28 patients filing the lawsuit claim that the IDSA guidelines have prevented them from obtaining more than a month’s worth of antibiotics. The patients assert that the guidelines were created by consultants who were paid large fees by insurance companies included in the lawsuit.

In the Journals

Study links screen time to increased depression, suicide rates

November 20, 2017
Recent findings that matched national survey data by year suggested more new media screen time may be associated with increases in depression and suicide rates among…
FDA News

FDA accepts NDA for dasotraline for ADHD

November 20, 2017
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. recently announced the FDA accepted for review a New Drug Application for dasotraline, a novel-acting dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake…
In the Journals

AAP: Empathetic counseling needed to address pediatric obesity stigma

November 20, 2017
A ‘patient first’ approach using positive language and actions is encouraged when treating children who have overweight or obesity to reduce the stigma…
In the Journals

Early adverse events spur depression, health concerns in teens

November 17, 2017
Children who experience an increase of zero to three adverse childhood events, including poverty or traumatic events, were 25% more likely to have physical health…
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Original ResearchOpen Access

Health Literacy Universal Precautions Are Still a Distant Dream: Analysis of U.S. Data on Health Literate Practices

HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice, Fall 2017, Volume 1 Issue 4
Experts have recommended the adoption of health literacy universal precautions, whereby health care providers make all…
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CME

Menstruation: September 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Menstruation is still considered a key developmental milestone, signaling not only passage into young adulthood but…
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American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition

American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition

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VIDEO: Providers key to improving vaccination coverage

October 3, 2017
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