Journal to Retract Psych Paper After Plagiarism Allegations Journal to Retract Psych Paper After Plagiarism Allegations
A medical journal is retracting a paper after a psychiatrist alleged that the managing editor closely copied and published her withdrawn work and claimed it for his own.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Miami Anesthesiologist Charged in Hate Crime Miami Anesthesiologist Charged in Hate Crime
The physician's attorney said the allegations are not true.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

1 in 10 Family Docs With Burnout Consider Quitting Medicine 1 in 10 Family Docs With Burnout Consider Quitting Medicine
Happiness levels outside work have dropped sharply during the pandemic, a new Medscape survey finds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Healthcare Stakeholders Agree on Universal Coverage Plan Healthcare Stakeholders Agree on Universal Coverage Plan
The AMA and hospital, insurer, and employer associations are all on board; ironically, the free-market solution relies on federal government actions and funding.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

COVID Cuts Internists' Happiness in Life Outside Work COVID Cuts Internists' Happiness in Life Outside Work
Last year 78% of internists said they were somewhat or very happy; this year, it plummeted to 55%, according to a new Medscape survey. Exercise was the top coping mechanism.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Few Patients Know or Care About Doc Payments From Industry Few Patients Know or Care About Doc Payments From Industry
When the Physician Payments Sunshine Act passed, some physicians worried they might see some patient backlash from it. But it seems that not many patients know or care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

CEO Sentenced After Fraudulently Enrolling Patients in Hospice CEO Sentenced After Fraudulently Enrolling Patients in Hospice
Leaders of a hospice and home health group falsely told patients they had months to live and sent chaplains to discuss last rites in a $150 million scheme to collect Medicare reimbursements.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

USMLE Stuns Again: Clinical Skills Test Permanently Ended USMLE Stuns Again: Clinical Skills Test Permanently Ended
In May, cosponsors of the Step 2 CS said they would take 12-18 months to revamp the test, after the pandemic put it on hold. Now, it's scrapped entirely. (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - January 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Med Students News Alert Source Type: news

PCPs Play a Small Part in Low-Value Care Spending PCPs Play a Small Part in Low-Value Care Spending
Expert said a new report is further proof that low-value care is"extremely common, very costly, and provided by primary care providers and specialists alike."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Are Public Health Ads Worth the Price? Not if They're About Fear Are Public Health Ads Worth the Price? Not if They're About Fear
The public service announcement showed a mother finding her teenage son lifeless, juxtaposed with the sound of a ukulele and a woman singing,'That's how, how you OD'd on heroin. 'Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

New Trump Administration Policies for FDA Under Fire New Trump Administration Policies for FDA Under Fire
The Trump administration's attempts in its final days to revise FDA policies have drawn criticism from watchdog groups and former commissioner Scott Gottlieb.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Chaotic and Failing -- Ethicist Cites COVID Vaccine Distribution Chaotic and Failing -- Ethicist Cites COVID Vaccine Distribution
Bioethicist Art Caplan discusses problems surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the United States.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

When Years of Published Work Are Built on an Error When Years of Published Work Are Built on an Error
If she came clean, she knew that at least one of the articles would most likely be retracted and she'd have to live with a lasting mark on her and her team's record.Retraction Watch (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

An Urban Hospital on the Brink vs the Officials Sworn to Save It An Urban Hospital on the Brink vs the Officials Sworn to Save It
Illinois and Chicago officials are trying to figure out how to stop a private company from closing a money-losing urban hospital in a poor, underserved Chicago neighborhood.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

MDs Flock to'Side Gigs' for Money and Pleasure. What About You? MDs Flock to'Side Gigs' for Money and Pleasure. What About You?
More physicians are creating extra income streams, often building on a passion and finding an enjoyable outlet. Is this something you should explore?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - January 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

As COVID Struck, Healthcare Workers Struggled to Survive As COVID Struck, Healthcare Workers Struggled to Survive
At least 2900 health workers have died since the pandemic began. Many were minorities with the highest levels of patient contact.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

' She's Not a Real Doctor, She's a Psych Doctor'' She's Not a Real Doctor, She's a Psych Doctor '
During a particularly hectic day, Janeni Nayagan, MD, a first-year resident in psychiatry at Cooper University Hospital, Camden, New Jersey, was taken aback – but not surprised – by a patient's comment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - December 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Clears First OTC Rapid At-Home COVID Diagnostic Test FDA Clears First OTC Rapid At-Home COVID Diagnostic Test
The Ellume COVID-19 Home Test is a rapid antigen test that detects fragments of the SARS-CoV-2 virus from a nasal swab sample taken from anyone aged 2 and older.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - December 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: When an Expert's Opinion on a Cardiac Death Isn't Useful Malpractice Case: When an Expert's Opinion on a Cardiac Death Isn't Useful
An expert's opinion must be based on fact, not hypothesis and speculation.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - December 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Healthcare Spending in 2020 May Drop, Reversing Growth Trend Healthcare Spending in 2020 May Drop, Reversing Growth Trend
This is the first time spending has dropped year-over-year since the 1960s; however, the decrease will probably be small.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - December 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Medicare Finalizes 2021 Physician Pay Rule With E/M Changes Medicare Finalizes 2021 Physician Pay Rule With E/M Changes
Medicare stuck with a plan to raise payments for specialties that focus on helping patients manage chronic conditions. The increases will be offset by cuts for other fields, drawing protests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Scott Atlas Resigns as Special Adviser to Trump on Coronavirus Scott Atlas Resigns as Special Adviser to Trump on Coronavirus
Dr. Scott Atlas has resigned as special adviser to President Donald Trump, a White House official said on Monday, after a controversial four months during which he clashed repeatedly with other members of the coronavirus task force.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

How Do We Balance Business Interests With Social Distancing? How Do We Balance Business Interests With Social Distancing?
We want to stop the spread of COVID-19, but social distancing and limitations could put small businesses and restaurants out of commission. How do we stay safe and keep businesses going?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - November 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Small Practices Wiped Out of Disinfectant Wipes Small Practices Wiped Out of Disinfectant Wipes
As healthcare facilities'stores of disinfectant wipes have been wiped out during the pandemic, some have made their own. The supply chain may recover in January, one expert says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - November 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Louisiana Pediatrician Arrested, Accused of  Punching Student Louisiana Pediatrician Arrested, Accused of  Punching Student
A woman reported she was punched in the chest and said the suspect shouted a racial slur. The doctor is on leave from a Baton Rouge hospital pending an investigation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - November 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Doc Who Used Hydroxychloroquine Met Standard of Care; More Doc Who Used Hydroxychloroquine Met Standard of Care; More
Doctor who treated COVID patients met standard of care, officials say; VA settles multiple wrongful-death suits; attorney charged with trying to scam hospital system.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - November 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Frivolous Lawsuits: Still a Big a Threat to Doctors? Frivolous Lawsuits: Still a Big a Threat to Doctors?
There has long been debate about whether frivolous claims exist. How common are such suits today, and what can physicians do to prevent them?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Is Patient Suicide in Psychiatry a'Medical Error'? Is Patient Suicide in Psychiatry a'Medical Error'?
When a psychiatrist loses a patient to suicide, grief-stricken families often point the finger at the doctor. But should psychiatrists be held liable for suicide by patients with mental illness?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Physicians React: End Retaliation Against Docs Who Speak Out Physicians React: End Retaliation Against Docs Who Speak Out
Physicians are calling out administrators who are retaliating against their peers for speaking out on safety issues such as the lack of PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Being Passive About Referrals Can Be Risky Malpractice Case: Being Passive About Referrals Can Be Risky
Overlooking key steps in the patient hand-off can lead to missing information and trigger treatment mishaps.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Rural Hospitals Teeter on Financial Cliff as COVID Medicare Loans Come Due Rural Hospitals Teeter on Financial Cliff as COVID Medicare Loans Come Due
Some hospital administrators have called the federal COVID-19 emergency loans a'payday loan program'that is now, brutally, due for repayment -- at a time when hospitals still need help.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Med School Applicants Up 17%, Pandemic Role Unclear Med School Applicants Up 17%, Pandemic Role Unclear
The COVID-19 pandemic may have moved up the timetable for some or pushed others who were on the fence to apply, experts said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Copperhead Snake Strikes During a Patient's Outdoor Televisit Copperhead Snake Strikes During a Patient's Outdoor Televisit
When setting up for an outdoor telemedicine visit, the patient's family failed to see a copperhead lurking among the rocks.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies From Pancreatic Cancer Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies From Pancreatic Cancer
The 87-year-old diminutive but fiery jurist was a three-time cancer survivor and became the second woman to serve on the US Supreme Court when President Bill Clinton appointed her in 1993.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - September 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

How a National Patient Safety Plan Can Help Clinicians How a National Patient Safety Plan Can Help Clinicians
Drafted before the pandemic, the authors say their attention to healthcare workforce safety in the plan is particularly salient during COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

AMA Releases 2021 Overhaul of E/M Service Codes AMA Releases 2021 Overhaul of E/M Service Codes
The American Medical Association says 2021 CPT changes include steps intended to reduce"irrelevant administrative burdens that led to time-wasting note bloat and box checking."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Two PR Employees at FDA Fired After Plasma Therapy Controversy Two PR Employees at FDA Fired After Plasma Therapy Controversy
The warnings by two public relations experts at the FDA against overpromoting convalescent plasma as a treatment for COVID-19 reportedly led to their removal.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

When Your Patient Is Poor: Dx Coding for Financial Hardship When Your Patient Is Poor: Dx Coding for Financial Hardship
Adding a diagnostic code for poverty and other environmental factors that affect health can provide useful information.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

What if Your Patient Is Technology-Challenged? What if Your Patient Is Technology-Challenged?
With more telemedicine during COVID-19, physicians find that some patients aren't able to deal with technology. When do you use technology vs stick with older methods?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Are We Entitled to Know Presidential Candidates' Health Info? Are We Entitled to Know Presidential Candidates' Health Info?
Dr Art Caplan discusses the importance of transparency regarding the health of presidential candidates.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Only 40% of Residents Said Training Prepped Them for COVID-19 Only 40% of Residents Said Training Prepped Them for COVID-19
Pay for residents is up 3% overall this year to $63,400. Almost half of residents surveyed said they have at least $200,000 in medical school loan debt.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Cancer Researcher Hit With 10-Year Ban on Federal US Funding Cancer Researcher Hit With 10-Year Ban on Federal US Funding
The U.S. Office of Research Integrity says Zhiwei Wang fabricated data in nine grants funded by the National Institutes of Health, as well as in three grant applications and his 2006 doctorate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Small Practices, Struggling With PPE, Band Together to Buy in Bulk Small Practices, Struggling With PPE, Band Together to Buy in Bulk
Problems buying PPE have persisted for independent practices, causing delays in reopening and putting clinicians at risk. Nonprofits and medical associations are stepping in to fill the gap.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Keep Our Controversial Statues: We Can Learn From Them Keep Our Controversial Statues: We Can Learn From Them
Dr Art Caplan discusses the removal of historic statues and suggests what can be done to use these monuments to learn from the past.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - July 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

6 Snags Docs Hit When They Started Seeing Patients Again 6 Snags Docs Hit When They Started Seeing Patients Again
Physicians have been reopening their offices, but many have made some mistakes or have run into unexpected stumbling blocks that could foul up their best plans.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - July 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Would You Be Happier in a Leadership Position? This Doc Wasn't Would You Be Happier in a Leadership Position? This Doc Wasn't
Leaving clinical care for an administrative role sounds appealing to many physicians, but it's not for everyone. How can you tell if it's right for you?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - June 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Screening Older Doctors: Good Sense, or Discrimination? Screening Older Doctors: Good Sense, or Discrimination?
The age-based policies are emerging even though the US needs a growing number of physicians. Some physicians argue that a test score may not adequately reflect one's fitness to practice medicine.Undark (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - June 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Spawns an Important New MD Job Title COVID-19 Spawns an Important New MD Job Title
COVID-19 has brought about a massive change in the adoption of telehealth, so it's critical to develop a new job title that will integrate telehealth into health system operations, says a physician.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - June 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news