How US-Canada-Mexico trade deal could impact drug prices, research

December 11, 2018
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement keeps drug prices high but could potentially spur new research opportunities, a pharmaceutical expert told…

VIDEO: Radiofrequency facet joint denervation in the lumbar spine

December 5, 2018
In this video from the Open Operating Theatre, Doina Thomas, MD , from Nürnberg Fürth, Germany, discussed how to perform…
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AMA: Only 15% of physicians practice telemedicine

December 4, 2018
Only 15.4% of physicians worked in practices that utilized telemedicine for patient interactions, such as diagnosing or treating patients, managing…

Zimmer Biomet recalls spinal fusion and long bone stimulators

November 27, 2018
Zimmer Biomet Inc. reported a recall of the EBI Osteogen Implantable Bone Growth Stimulator, the SpF Plus-Mini Implantable Spinal Fusion Simulator…
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Hospital readmission more likely in patients with serious mental illness

November 26, 2018
Using 2014 nationwide readmissions data, researchers found that patients with serious mental illnesses were nearly twice as likely to have an…

NuVasive announces launch of ALIF implant and instrumentation

November 18, 2018
NuVasive announced the launch of Brigade Lateral, an interbody implant and instrumentation optimized for lateral anterior lumbar interbody fusion…

VIDEO: Revision surgery for implant failure after pedicle subtraction osteotomy

November 16, 2018
In this video from the Open Operating Theatre, Marco Brayda -Bruno, MD , from IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi in Milan…

CMS proposes revisions to improve Medicaid, CHIP managed care

November 16, 2018
CMS recently proposed a new rule to relieve regulatory burdens, strengthen accountability, enhance program integrity and promote transparency…
Meeting News

AMA calls for stronger firearm background checks

November 16, 2018
At this week’s AMA Interim Meeting, delegates urged states to impose more robust reporting of relevant information to the National Instant…
Meeting News

AMA affirms medical spectrum of gender

November 15, 2018
During the AMA Interim Meeting, delegates adopted several new policies on important emerging health care topics, including gender identity. In…
Meeting News

AMA adopts policy supporting in-person importation of prescription drugs from Canada

November 15, 2018
To address concerns that out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs have reduced access to essential medications, delegates at the Interim Meeting of…
Meeting News

Standardized multimodal pain protocol reduced pain, opioid consumption after fusion

November 13, 2018
LOS ANGELES — Results presented at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting showed significant improvement in patients’ average…
In the Journals

AAP updates guidance on sport-related concussions in youth

November 12, 2018
Up to 1.9 million children are estimated to have concussions in the United States each year, and these injuries may be underreported among young…

NuVasive gains FDA 510(k) clearance for porous PEEK implant used in XLIF procedures

November 12, 2018
The NuVasive Cohere Porous PEEK implant has received FDA 510(k) clearance from the FDA. The implant, which involves proprietary patented PEEK…
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Patient education does not improve pain outcomes

November 5, 2018
Adding 2 hours of intensive patient education — which researchers said consists of several in-depth meetings with a
Meeting News

Sleep helps children with sports-related concussions recover sooner

November 5, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Young athletes with sports-related concussions who had poor sleep were more likely to experience greater symptom severity and a…
FDA News

FDA approves Dsuvia for acute pain management

November 2, 2018
Today, the FDA announced the approval of Dsuvia for the management of acute pain in adults that is severe enough to require an opioid analgesic in…
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FDA allows for expanded marketing of 23andMe to include medication metabolism

November 1, 2018
The FDA expanded the approved marketing of the 23andMe Personal Genome Service Pharmacogenetic Reports test to include information about 33 genetic…
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ACP issues new recommendations to reduce gun violence

October 31, 2018
ACP updated its policy recommendations for reducing gun-related injuries and deaths in the United States by building on, strengthening and expanding…

AMA announces new initiative supporting ‘meaningful improvements’ to residency training

October 30, 2018
AMA recently announced that it will award $15 million in grant funding over the next 5 years to training programs that discuss the changing needs of…