Wrong-Patient Prostate Surgery; More Wrong-Patient Prostate Surgery; More
Erroneous report results in unnecessary procedure; surgeon made a mess of controlling infection, jury finds; defendants push back on allegations of substandard care.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

' Be Nice' and Document to Prevent Malpractice Suits'Be Nice' and Document to Prevent Malpractice Suits
A medical team in the state of Georgia lost a recent lawsuit and their case has takeaways for others about how to keep patients safe and protect those who care for them when things go wrong.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Battling Nonadherence: What Actually Works Battling Nonadherence: What Actually Works
The strategies to reduce nonadherence are as varied as your patients themselves. Here are tips from the experts on getting patients to follow your medical guidance.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - May 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

No, Doctors Who Make Errors Are Not'Second Victims'No, Doctors Who Make Errors Are Not'Second Victims '
The road to fixing an unsafe system does not require making everyone involved a victim, says Dr Art Caplan.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Are Hospitalists Losing Their Procedural Acumen? Are Hospitalists Losing Their Procedural Acumen?
Authors identify gaps in comfort and experience among hospitalists in performing core bedside procedures and say such deficits nationwide'constitute a serious threat to hospitalized patients. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Can Students Bribe Their Way Into Medical School? Can Students Bribe Their Way Into Medical School?
The recent college admissions scandal raises questions about medical school admissions.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Should Docs Tout Products and Personal Causes Online? Should Docs Tout Products and Personal Causes Online?
' The old-school view, that you keep your opinions to yourself, is so dead as to be rotting,'says Dr Art Caplan. But how can we negotiate social media without offending our patients?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Temporary Shortage of Pediatric Tracheostomy Tubes: FDA Temporary Shortage of Pediatric Tracheostomy Tubes: FDA
The closing of an ethylene oxide sterilization plant in Illinois has led to a temporary shortage of Bivona tracheostomy tubes manufactured by Smiths Medical.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Pediatrics News Alert Source Type: news

Medical Groups Support Bid to Add 15,000 Residency Slots Medical Groups Support Bid to Add 15,000 Residency Slots
Hospital and physician organizations are pressing lawmakers to expand Medicare funding for graduate medical education.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

The Power of a Physician's Kind Word The Power of a Physician's Kind Word
Physicians often feel compassion and warmth toward patients but don't realize that they're not always expressing it well.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Smartest Financial Steps for Young Doctors Smartest Financial Steps for Young Doctors
Time is truly money when it comes to savings and investment, especially for young doctors. A physician shares tips for peers to enjoy the present while also saving for the future.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Not'Burnout,' Not Moral Injury--Human Rights Violations Not'Burnout,' Not Moral Injury--Human Rights Violations
While some say that physicians are suffering from burnout or moral injury, Dr Pamela Wible says it's a different phenomenon, and one that needs to change. (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Best Advice for Getting a New Job: Medscape Wants to Hear From You Best Advice for Getting a New Job: Medscape Wants to Hear From You
Share your best tips and advice with peers looking for a new employment opportunity.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Man Living Last Days Hears Grim News From Doctor Via Video Man Living Last Days Hears Grim News From Doctor Via Video
The news that he would die in days was delivered before his wife arrived. Kaiser expresses regret and vows better practices, but adds that the diagnosis and prognosis were previously discussed in person.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

5 Easily Avoidable Tax Filing Mistakes 5 Easily Avoidable Tax Filing Mistakes
Tax experts reveal common, and often costly, mistakes physicians make when filing their returns.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

What Do You Think of Medicare for All? What Do You Think of Medicare for All?
House Democrats have introduced a government-funded, universal healthcare plan.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Bashed by a Patient on the Internet: Here's How to Respond Bashed by a Patient on the Internet: Here's How to Respond
Bad patient reviews come with the freedom of the Internet. But before you type out an angry reply, stop and consider some other strategies to turn a negative into a positive.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Physicians Call for Action on Root Causes of Drug Shortages Physicians Call for Action on Root Causes of Drug Shortages
Physicians have urged US officials to take steps to end chronic shortages of critical hospital drugs. The government and private groups are considering options to expand production of these medicines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Should All Medical Schools Have Free Tuition? Should All Medical Schools Have Free Tuition?
Art Caplan discusses potential positives and pitfalls of tuition-free medical school with Robert Grossman, dean of NYU Langone Medical School, and Tim Rice, deputy director at the Manhattan Institute.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - January 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

Should Patients Call You by Your First Name? Should Patients Call You by Your First Name?
In an age where everyone seems to lean toward being less formal, many physicians still don't feel comfortable with patients using their first name in medical settings. Your colleagues weigh in.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - December 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Telemedicine Use Increasing, Parallels Growth of Parity Laws Telemedicine Use Increasing, Parallels Growth of Parity Laws
Most users were urban dwellers seeking convenience, rather than residents of rural locations, as initially anticipated.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - November 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Lawsuit if You Don't Disclose Your Lack of Expertise? Lawsuit if You Don't Disclose Your Lack of Expertise?
It's hard to become expert on a procedure if you don't keep getting experience, but must you tell your patient how many (or few) of the procedures you have done?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Amgen Cuts Reptha's Price 60% Amgen Cuts Reptha's Price 60%
The price cut is designed to increase demand for the cholesterol-lowering drug by lowering out-of-pocket costs for patients, company officials said.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Poll: Is the CVS-Aetna Merger Good for You and Your Patients? Poll: Is the CVS-Aetna Merger Good for You and Your Patients?
Pharmacy chain CVS and health insurer Aetna are combining their companies. Will the new entity help or hurt healthcare?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

CMS Wants Drug Prices Listed in TV Ads CMS Wants Drug Prices Listed in TV Ads
Pharmaceutical companies said any such proposal would likely violate free speech protections.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

What Could the Midterm Elections Mean for Physicians? What Could the Midterm Elections Mean for Physicians?
The November 6 midterms could support the Trump administration's healthcare policy or further the government's gridlock. Experts weigh in on the election's potential effects.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Trump,'Disrupters' Among 100 Most Influential in Healthcare Trump,'Disrupters' Among 100 Most Influential in Healthcare
Modern Healthcare editors cite the president's work to dismantle key parts of the Affordable Care Act. Next in line were 12 executive'disrupters.'Three US senators made the list as well. (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Insurers May Cut Out More Physicians: What Are Your Options? Insurers May Cut Out More Physicians: What Are Your Options?
More insurers are developing narrow networks of physicians who are lower cost in their overall treatment. Does this threaten your practice, or should you try to participate?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Write Your Patient a Note for an Emotional-Support Peacock? Write Your Patient a Note for an Emotional-Support Peacock?
More and more patients are bringing animals with them as emotional support animals. And they're asking physicians for notes. Will you get in hot water if you write it?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Don't Let Your Words Get You Into Trouble Malpractice Case: Don't Let Your Words Get You Into Trouble
If a physician, without realizing it, says different things at different times, those statements could be used against him or her if there is a trial.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Medicare Proposes Major Physician Pay Changes Medicare Proposes Major Physician Pay Changes
CMS proposes a way to pay physicians for checking on images sent by patients and virtual follow-up visits and other changes intended to use technology to expand access to care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Collective Activism Eases Physician Burnout Collective Activism Eases Physician Burnout
Physicians feel powerless and isolated when they feel they must battle patients'poverty, joblessness, and adverse living conditions alone to make care plans effective, the author writes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - June 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

10% of Clinicians Sexually Harassed in Last 3 Years: Survey 10% of Clinicians Sexually Harassed in Last 3 Years: Survey
Among physicians, 7% said they were harassed. Twelve percent of residents reported they were harassed by more than seven people.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Debt, Repayment Options Influence Physicians' Practice Plans Debt, Repayment Options Influence Physicians' Practice Plans
New graduates with higher debt plan to practice in underserved areas and participate in loan repayment programs more frequently than their less-indebted peers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

CMS Publicizes Costliest Increases for Medicare, Medicaid Drugs CMS Publicizes Costliest Increases for Medicare, Medicaid Drugs
Medicare and Medicaid have faced persistent double-digit increases in the prices of insulin products, as well as notable jumps in the cost of other well-established medicines dating to the 1990s.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Senate Minority Leader Schumer Seeks to Decriminalize Marijuana Senate Minority Leader Schumer Seeks to Decriminalize Marijuana
The proposed legislation would also call for further research into the drug's potential benefits and risks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

US News Ranks Top Medical School Programs by Specialty US News Ranks Top Medical School Programs by Specialty
Harvard University is the best medical school for research, surgery, psychiatry, and obstetrics& gynecology, according to US News& World Report 2019 rankings of top medical school programs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

FDA's Gottlieb Blames Industry'Kabuki Drug Pricing' for High Costs FDA's Gottlieb Blames Industry'Kabuki Drug Pricing' for High Costs
U.S. Food and Drug Administration chief, Scott Gottlieb, criticized pharmacy benefit managers, health insurers and drugmakers on Wednesday for"Kabuki drug-pricing constructs" that profit the industry at the expense of consumers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA Tries New Strategies as IV Bag Shortage Continues FDA Tries New Strategies as IV Bag Shortage Continues
Expiration dates have been extended for some of the bags and manufacturers are getting products from their foreign facilities. Still, spiking influenza numbers strain supplies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

MedPAC Backs Bids to Scrap MIPS Pay System Amid Dissent MedPAC Backs Bids to Scrap MIPS Pay System Amid Dissent
Staffers of influential advisory panel say MIPS"cannot succeed," and call program burdensome and complex. But the AMA objects to MedPAC's MIPS replacement proposal.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Texas Medical Board Adopts New Telemedicine Policy Texas Medical Board Adopts New Telemedicine Policy
Following the passage of state law, the board allows physicians to treat patients in virtual visits without prior in-person evaluation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - December 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Test Yourself! Surprising Facts About Past Heads of HHS Test Yourself! Surprising Facts About Past Heads of HHS
President Trump is nominating Alex M. Azar to be the next Secretary of the Department of Health& Human Services. How much do you know about the former heads of HHS?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Providing Medicaid to Parents Helps Kids Get Checkups, Too Providing Medicaid to Parents Helps Kids Get Checkups, Too
Parent enrollment was linked with a large increase in the likelihood a child would get an annual well visit, a new study showed. Policies that qualify parent and child separately may miss the mark.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Study Names Top Apps for Patients to Manage Illnesses Study Names Top Apps for Patients to Manage Illnesses
Healthcare apps are growing not only in number but also in their ability to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs, according to a new report from the IQVIA Institute.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

EHR Alerts: Physicians Still Override Most, Study Says EHR Alerts: Physicians Still Override Most, Study Says
A new study on'alert fatigue'in electronic prescribing underlines what physicians complained about almost 2 decades ago.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

CMS Finalizes Expanded Diabetes Prevention Program CMS Finalizes Expanded Diabetes Prevention Program
Program becomes a 2-year, one-time-only covered benefit for Medicare patients who meet certain criteria; payment is performance-based.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

How to Kick Your Medical Career Up a Notch How to Kick Your Medical Career Up a Notch
Many physicians would like to get ahead in their career. Here's how to make that happen.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Illinois Republican Governor Signs Controversial Abortion Bill Illinois Republican Governor Signs Controversial Abortion Bill
Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner signed a controversial bill into law on Thursday to expand state-funded coverage of abortions for low-income residents on Medicaid and state employees.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

PCPs Spend Half Their Workday Using EHR, Study Finds PCPs Spend Half Their Workday Using EHR, Study Finds
PCPs spend almost 6 hours of their workday using EHRs, most of which is spent on clerical and inbox work, a study found. Finding ways to improve that could help decrease burnout, the researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

AAFP Delegates Debate Universal Care, Healthcare as a Right AAFP Delegates Debate Universal Care, Healthcare as a Right
Proponents say healthcare as a right should become policy. Critics say policy would bring unintended consequences when people are deprived of a'right'and when labor demands are open-ended.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news