Docs Mobilize Help For Indian Colleagues Affected by COVID Surge Docs Mobilize Help For Indian Colleagues Affected by COVID Surge
Clinicians and healthcare workers from across the world are banding together to man hotlines, disseminate public health information, crowdfund equipment, and train young doctors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

RUC Alternative Might Address Lagging Primary-Care Pay: Report RUC Alternative Might Address Lagging Primary-Care Pay: Report
An influential federal commission's wide-ranging report on primary care suggests that CMS develop its own method for assessing the value of clinicians'services and thus lessen its dependence on the AMA.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Impact of COVID-19 on Physician Compensation Impact of COVID-19 on Physician Compensation
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with William E. Fox, MD, Chair, Board of Governors, American College of Physicians (ACP), about physician compensation during the pandemic.WebMD (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Infectious Diseases Expert Interview Source Type: news

Lab Director Blames Hospital for Fertility Clinic Failure Lab Director Blames Hospital for Fertility Clinic Failure
In his affidavit, Bhatnager said he warned hospital administrators during his 18-month tenure that the fertility center was understaffed and had too many unqualified workers.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Difficult Colleague Spoiling Your Workday? Here's Advice Difficult Colleague Spoiling Your Workday? Here's Advice
What should you do when a difficult colleague or administrator is making your work life insufferable? An expert in physician career issues gives advice.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Docs Suffer From Noncompete Clauses: Any Hope for Change? Docs Suffer From Noncompete Clauses: Any Hope for Change?
Many physicians'work lives were crippled when they left a job that had a noncompete clause. How do doctors respond, and will the laws ever change?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Biden Expands'Obamacare' by Cutting Health Insurance Costs Biden Expands'Obamacare' by Cutting Health Insurance Costs
Biden's COVID-19 relief law pumps up Obamacare premium subsidies to address long-standing problems of affordability, particularly for people with middle-class incomes.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

On the Front Lines: Violence Against Nurses On the Front Lines: Violence Against Nurses
Violence against healthcare workers has reached epidemic proportions. According to the Emergency Nurses Association, healthcare workers account for approximately 50% of all victims of workplace violence.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Doctor Who Gave Expiring COVID Doses Still in Legal Limbo Doctor Who Gave Expiring COVID Doses Still in Legal Limbo
The Texas Medical Board and a judge have dismissed the allegations against Hasan Gokal, MD, but the Harris County district attorney's office is pursuing charges that he misappropriated vaccine doses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The Boom in Out-of-State Telehealth Threatens In-State Providers The Boom in Out-of-State Telehealth Threatens In-State Providers
Health provider conflicts, fraud, and access disparity temper the COVID telehealth revolution.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Should We Soon Require Vaccine Passports? Should We Soon Require Vaccine Passports?
Bioethicist Art Caplan discusses mandates and vaccine passports as critical next steps to getting back to normal.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Pandemic Aid Package Includes Relief From High Premiums Pandemic Aid Package Includes Relief From High Premiums
Those who have studied the legislation said it would throw a lifeline to lower- and middle-income Americans who have fallen through the cracks of the government's eligibility requirements for ACA assistance.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Why Not Give Physician Practices the Vaccine to Distribute? Why Not Give Physician Practices the Vaccine to Distribute?
MGMA's Halee Fischer-Wright, MD, says state and county departments of health should be leveraging the existing systems and patient relationships that physician practices offer at the local level.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Lawsuit: Doctor Leaked Private Information to Patient's Family Lawsuit: Doctor Leaked Private Information to Patient's Family
Treating patients from the same family who live together can raise your risk for privacy violations.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

After Uproar, Ousted Residency Director Offered Job Back After Uproar, Ousted Residency Director Offered Job Back
After students and alumni called her removal racist and sexist, Princess Dennar, MD, has been offered the chance to return to her role as residency director at Tulane University School of Medicine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Surgeon Who Participated in Virtual Court Hearing Fights Back Surgeon Who Participated in Virtual Court Hearing Fights Back
A plastic surgeon under fire for attending a virtual hearing in the OR says he's being unfairly portrayed and wants the public to know the truth.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

2021 NRMP Specialty Match Sees Record Numbers 2021 NRMP Specialty Match Sees Record Numbers
Bolstered in part by a flood of osteopathic docs, the Specialties Matching Service of the National Resident Matching Program reported record numbers this year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Time's Up Founder Choo Accused in Harassment Mishandling Time's Up Founder Choo Accused in Harassment Mishandling
A $45 million federal lawsuit alleges Choo and several other leaders at OHSU didn't formally report sexual harassment complaints against the'Tik Tok Doc'Jason Campbell, MD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

' Doctor, I'd Like You to Change My Medical Record'' Doctor, I'd Like You to Change My Medical Record '
As more patients are now able to access their medical records, physicians find that some are asking for changes. What to do if the request is unreasonable?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

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