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Drawing the Line Between Personal Beliefs and Patient Rights

Drawing the Line Between Personal Beliefs and Patient Rights

There's only one way to resolve the dissonance between personal beliefs and professional obligations: remembering that physicians take an oath pledging fealty to patients' health, not their own belief systems.

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Nonprofit Manufacturer Could Keep Generic Drug Costs Down

Nonprofit Manufacturer Could Keep Generic Drug Costs Down

Researchers discuss generic drug market failure, whereby a generic drug manufacturer increases the drug price, which can compromise care.

White House Unveils Plan to Lower Cost of Prescription Drugs

White House Unveils Plan to Lower Cost of Prescription Drugs

FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb MD, said, "The FDA shares the goal of ensuring that American patients have access to quality and affordable care that meets their needs."

Medical Marijuana Users More Likely to Use Prescription Drugs for Medical, Nonmedical Purposes

Medical Marijuana Users More Likely to Use Prescription Drugs for Medical, Nonmedical Purposes

Patients who use medical marijuana may be more likely to use prescription drugs for both medical and nonmedical purposes.

Making Alternative Payment Plans Mandatory: Inherent Risks and Pitfalls in Reducing Healthcare Costs

Making Alternative Payment Plans Mandatory: Inherent Risks and Pitfalls in Reducing Healthcare Costs

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) program was created by the Affordable Care Act to identify and test new strategies for reimbursement in an effort to reduce growing healthcare costs.

Regulatory Requirements Drive Dissatisfaction With EHRs

Regulatory Requirements Drive Dissatisfaction With EHRs

Regulatory requirements are likely to be an important aspect of physician dissatisfaction with electronic health records that is driving burnout.

Many Organizations Not Meeting Trial Reporting Requirements

Many Organizations Not Meeting Trial Reporting Requirements

Only 19 percent of organizations use computer software to monitor compliance with Final Rule.

Lyrica Approved as Adjunctive Tx for Partial Onset Seizures in Children

Lyrica Approved as Adjunctive Tx for Partial Onset Seizures in Children

The approval was based on a 12-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled study (N=295) in pediatric patients 4-17 years of age.

Medicine and Conscience Intersect at the Department of Health and Human Services

Medicine and Conscience Intersect at the Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services has announced the creation of the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division within the HHS Office of Civil Rights.

Anesthesiologists Report Drug Shortages Affecting Patient Care

Anesthesiologists Report Drug Shortages Affecting Patient Care

Survey finds that 98 percent of respondents report experiencing drug shortages on a consistent basis.

Medicare Requiring Hospitals to Post Prices Online

Medicare Requiring Hospitals to Post Prices Online

U.S. hospitals will have to post their standard prices online and make it easier for patients to access their electronic medical records, Medicare officials said.