Meeting News

Potentially FDA-approved medications face significant scrutiny on their printed materials

May 23, 2019
WASHINGTON — The FDA’s Office of Prescription Drug Promotion uses many methods to assess the validity of a potential medication’s…

Regulation of data privacy may affect US advancement in AI

May 23, 2019
WASHINGTON — Federal regulations regarding data privacy and collection may lead to the United States falling behind countries like China in…

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CMS aims to increase drug pricing transparency through price disclosure legislation

May 22, 2019
WASHINGTON — In a presentation at the Rising Leaders Conference on Healthcare Policy, Kate Rawson discussed what to expect with the…

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Uncertain future ahead for FDA without full-time commissioner

May 22, 2019
WASHINGTON — Following nearly 2 years under the leadership of Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, the FDA and its Acting Commissioner Norman E…

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Trump administration’s latest challenge to Affordable Care Act rests on shaky legal grounds

May 20, 2019
The Justice Department brief filed on May 1 amounts to the Trump administration picking and choosing what parts of the Affordable Care Act should…

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How to apologize effectively for medical errors

May 14, 2019
Medical errors are common and are the third-leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for more than 250,000 deaths per year, according…

44 states sue 20 drug companies, allege drug price inflation of more than 1,000%

May 13, 2019
A coalition of states allege a string of drug companies arranged a scheme that would raise generic drug prices in some instances by more than 1,000%…

In the Journals

Imaging for LBP, lower extremity pain seen as a driver of increased health care costs

May 10, 2019
According to a recently published study, the need for surgery is not common among patients who are newly diagnosed for low back pain and lower…

Breaking News

TV ads will soon start showing drug prices

May 8, 2019
Drug companies that make prescription pharmaceuticals covered by Medicare or Medicaid must begin including the list price — also known as the…

Association NewsPerspective

AMA: Number of US employed physicians exceeds self-employed physicians for first time

May 6, 2019
Employed physicians in the United States outnumber self-employed physicians for the first time, the AMA wrote in a press release. The association…

Meeting News

Considerations, resources when choosing medical apps

May 5, 2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For many clinicians, apps have become a convenient way to access information that can assist in caring for their patients, a…

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VIDEO: Ascertaining patient’s social determinants takes some time

May 1, 2019
PHILADELPHIA – A physician should not feel that he or she has to expedite efforts to ferret out their entire patient panel’s social…

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Controlling your online reputation requires minimal time, effort

April 29, 2019
LOS ANGELES — Social media is a powerful tool that connects physicians with patients and other providers and offers a space for important…

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VIDEO: Rising incidence of loneliness among physicians must be addressed

April 29, 2019
PHILADELPHIA – Physicians need to find time work through the feeling of loneliness they may have for their, and their patients’ sakes, a…

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3 ways to reduce burnout

April 18, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Data indicate that rates of physician burnout are declining, but it remains a significant issue for clinicians, a speaker at the…

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VIDEO: Transparency improves patient care, builds just culture

April 17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — While strategies such as public reporting, transparency and using clinical decision support and electronic health records are…

In the Journals

ACP recommends ways to strengthen ACA

April 15, 2019
In a new position paper published in Annals of Internal Medicine, the ACP offers seven comprehensive recommendations to improve the Patient…

Meeting News

How to engage in ‘curbside consultations’

April 13, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Curbside consultations are “desirable and well-accepted when used appropriately” according to a discussion held at…

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VIDEO: Physicians must nurture the engaged patient

April 13, 2019
VIENNA — In this exclusive video from the International Liver Congress 2019, Wayne Eskridge, founder and CEO of the Fatty Liver Foundation…

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ACP: Telemedicine has potential to improve patient care, reduce costs

April 11, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Telehealth has the “tremendous potential” to improve access to care for patients, enhance patient-physician…