AAFP Calls for Wide-ranging Approach to Lowering Drug Prices
The AAFP offered multiple suggestions, as well as some cautionary advice, in response to an HHS request for information on ways to lower drug prices. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Clears Elagolix (Orilissa) for Endometriosis Pain FDA Clears Elagolix (Orilissa) for Endometriosis Pain
Elagolix is the first oral gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist specifically developed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain associated with endometriosis.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Drug Slows Atrophy in Dry AMD
(MedPage Today) -- No vision improvement with complement C3 inhibitor (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

TriHealth reveals $56M expansion on West Side
TriHealth CEO Mark Clement revealed today that the Cincinnati-based hospital system intends to more than double the size of its Good Samaritan Western Ridge medical center in Green Township, a $56.6 million project that will boost primary care as well as specialty care for cancer and heart patients. About 100 new jobs are to be created. More than 500 TriHealth employees are expected to work at Good Samaritan Western Ridge once the project is completed. Most of those positions will be in nursing,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

How Pharma Cons Medicare; Trans Woman's Rx Nixed;'Dr. Butt' Busted
(MedPage Today) -- The past week in healthcare investigations (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AMD Outcomes Lag in Real World
(MedPage Today) -- Minimal vision improvement with varied anti-VEGF practices (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Making Diabetes Guidance'As Simple as Possible'Making Diabetes Guidance'As Simple as Possible '
The Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines were designed with practitioner and patient in mind.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

The Dangers of a Medical Board Investigation: Watch Out The Dangers of a Medical Board Investigation: Watch Out
Medical board investigations often--justifiably--strike fear into the hearts of physicians. Here's how to navigate this event if it happens to you.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

HPV vaccination programme in England will cover boys, government confirms
Teenage boys in England are to receive the HPV vaccination, the government has confirmed. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Clinical News Source Type: news

HPV vaccination programme to extend to boys, government confirms
Teenage boys in England are to receive the HPV vaccination, the government has confirmed. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Clinical News Source Type: news

Nucala Efficacy for COPD Questioned in Advance of FDA Advisory Meeting
(MedPage Today) -- Agency reviewers express concerns about phase III study (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Why the DDRB recommended a 4% pay increase for GPs
GPs are to receive a 2% pay increase in 2018/19, however the independent Doctors' and Dentists' Review Body (DDRB) recommended a pay rise of 4%. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pay Source Type: news

MAPS and the New Michigan Opioid Laws: Frequently Asked Questions
August 2, 2018 3:00-4:00pm ET.(Michigan Primary Care Association) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GPs to receive 2% pay rise in 2018/19
GPs are to receive a 2% pay rise in 2018/19 backdated to April, the health secretary has announced. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pay Source Type: news

Microbes don ’t need visas! The reality of Brexit and public health
Health threats fail to respect international borders – tackling them effectively requires joined-up policies and action, writes Kate Ling Related items fromOnMedica Immigration rules to be relaxed for doctors and nurses BMA tells Brexit negotiators to prioritise health May pledges UK will remain part of European medicines regulation One year on from Article 50: where are we, and what next for the NHS? Infectious disease spread risk if UK leaves EU early warning system (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - July 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

BP Control Better in Primary Care
More patients were found to be at blood pressure goal in primary care settings vs specialty practice in a new study. Our author looks at possible reasons why.     (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 23, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory W. Rutecki, MD Tags: Hypertension Source Type: news

Free Tuition for Entire First Class at New Medical School Free Tuition for Entire First Class at New Medical School
Preference for admission to the University of Houston College of Medicine's inaugural class in the fall of 2020 will go to those who want to practice in primary care and who intend to stay in Texas.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Grant from L.A. Care funds scholarships for 4 UCLA medical students
Thanks to a $1.3 million grant from L.A. Care Health Plan, four medical students have received full scholarships to attend theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.L.A. Care, the largest publicly operated health plan in the country, is an independent agency created by the state of California to provide health coverage to low-income residents of Los Angeles County. A shortage of primary care physicians is threatening the county ’s so-called safety net — the health care facilities that serve the uninsured, Medi-Cal members and other vulnerable populations.The new UCLA scholarships are part of a larger L.A. Care...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

' Metabolically Healthy Obesity' May Not Raise Mortality Risk'Metabolically Healthy Obesity' May Not Raise Mortality Risk
The latest study on the subject finds that obesity with no other metabolic risk factors doesn't raise mortality risk, but the relevant group is a relatively small population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Support for Quarterly Anti-VEGF Dosing in AMD
(MedPage Today) -- Sufficient for half of patients, studies suggest (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Late-Onset Epilepsy Tied to APOE Status (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Modifiable vascular, lifestyle risk factors also play a role (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Preparing Primary Care Residents for Geriatric Patients
Researchers at Yale University detail outcomes of a project that explored innovative ways to help primary care residents enhance their ability to care for geriatric patients. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Similar A1c Effect for Intermittent vs Continually Restricted Diets (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- However, somewhat more weight loss with intermittent semi-fasting (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Bush's Heart Doc Shot; Cooling Flops in Shock; Bad News on HDL, Omega-3s
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

GP social prescribing to receive £4.5m funding boost
The government is to invest nearly £4.5m in social prescribing schemes in England such as walking clubs, gardening and arts activities. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Commissioning News Source Type: news

More Frequent Anti-VEGF Therapy, Better Vision
(MedPage Today) -- Consistent vision gain with seven or more injections per year (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Online tool offers support to GPs caring for vulnerable migrant patients
An online information tool offering practical advice and support to GPs and other healthcare professionals on how to provide high quality care for migrant patients has been launched. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

PEARLS for an Ultrasound Physical PEARLS for an Ultrasound Physical
The authors describe an approach to a core physical examination augmented with point-of-care ultrasound which can be routinely used by the generalist in both hospital and primary care settings.Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Mandate patient access to primary care medical records
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Canada's provincial governments should mandate patient access to their electronic medical records, argue authors of a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Addressing inequalities in access to general practice
An animation by the University of East Anglia highlights inequalities of access to GP general practice services and offers advice to CCGs on how to tackle the issue. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Guidelines for Primary Care Announced
(MedPage Today) -- Take concerns seriously, communicate results clearly, guidelines recommend (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AMD Drug Shows Benefits with Fewer Doses
(MedPage Today) -- Brolucizumab noninferior to aflibercept with 12-week dosing (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Ticks and Illness; Stool Tests and Mortality: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include tick-borne illness, late life blood pressure and stroke, a simple ED intervention to reduce suicidality, and fecal occult blood and mortality. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How Much of an Issue is Biologic-Refractory RA?
(MedPage Today) -- Nonresponders more likely to be women with shorter disease duration (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Should Docs Be Responsible for Patients' Care Costs?
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Can Hint Health revolutionize primary care by taking insurance out of the equation?
A growing national movement led by providers is looking to create a direct relationship between primary care physicians and patients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Can Hint Health revolutionize primary care by taking insurance out of the equation?
A growing national movement led by providers is looking to create a direct relationship between primary care physicians and patients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Methotrexate in RA: Can Response Be Predicted?
(MedPage Today) -- Yes, using easily available clinical and psychological factors, say researchers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pharmacy Technician Charged in Case Tied to U.S. Meningitis Outbreak Pharmacy Technician Charged in Case Tied to U.S. Meningitis Outbreak
Federal prosecutors on Wednesday charged a pharmacy technician who worked at a hospital with making false statements during an investigation related to a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy at the center of a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Low Back Pain: Do Guidelines Get it Right?
Are you up-to-date on current LBP guidelines for primary care? Find out with our 11-question quiz. ©Africa Studio/Shutterstock.com   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 20, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: news

Nurses ‘at least as good’ as doctors for primary care provision
Nurses delivering primary care obtain the same or better health outcomes as doctors and achieve higher levels of patient satisfaction, suggests a new review of research evidence. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Technology like Babylon's GP at Hand should be available to all, says health secretary
The NHS should harness new technology like Babylon's GP at Hand app, and make it available to everyone, health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has said in his first speech since taking up the post. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Technology Source Type: news

AAFP Updates Its PSA Screening Recommendation
The AAFP has issued an updated clinical preventive service recommendation on prostate-specific antigen-based screening that differs from that of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in its level of specificity. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Reducing health risk behaviors and improving depression in adolescents: a randomized controlled trial in primary care clinics - Bai S, Zeledon LR, D'Amico EJ, Shoptaw S, Avina C, LaBorde AP, Anderson M, Fitzpatrick OM, Asarnow JR.
OBJECTIVE: Primary care (PC) is a major service delivery setting that can provide preventive behavioral health care to youths. To explore the hypothesis that reducing health risk behaviors (HRBs) would lower depressive symptoms, and that health risk and de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Identification and tracking of Addictovigilance signals in general practice: which interactions between the general practitioners and the French Addictovigilance Network? - Gentile G, Jego M, Spadari M, Griffiths K, Jouanjus E, Micallef J.
Addictovigilance is a health vigilance dedicated to the survey of medicinal or illicit psychoactive substance use disorders (SUDs). France is the only European country to have a vigilance system specifically dedicated to substances with an abuse/addiction ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Gout in the Elderly: A Risk Factor for AFib
(MedPage Today) -- The risk was increased by more than 70% in a Medicare cohort (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Oak Street Health reveals sites of first 3 Philadelphia-area Medicare primary care centers
Two of the centers geared for older adults will be in Philadelphia. The third will be in Montgomery County. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Medicaid Fee Bump Did Not Increase Primary Care Participation Medicaid Fee Bump Did Not Increase Primary Care Participation
Physician participation in Medicaid has remained relatively stable despite the primary care fee increase and expansion of the Medicaid program.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

This Provider Completely Avoided Burnout: Here's How
(MedPage Today) -- Art compliments medicine in this primary care clinic (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Obesity Drug Belviq Is Heart Safe in Cardiovascular Outcome Study Obesity Drug Belviq Is Heart Safe in Cardiovascular Outcome Study
Top-line'ground-breaking'results from the CAMELLIA-TIMI 61 post-marketing study show no increased risk of cardiovascular events with lorcaserin. Full results will be reported at ESC and EASD meetings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news