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Health Law Expert on the Current State of Medical Malpractice: a Q&A

Health Law Expert on the Current State of Medical Malpractice: a Q&A

As US citizens continue to adjust to the changing political landscape, many in the medical field are wondering whether now may be the right time for medical malpractice reform.

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Medical Marijuana Laws May Reduce Medicare Prescription Use, Spending

Medical Marijuana Laws May Reduce Medicare Prescription Use, Spending

In states where marijuana is legalized for medicinal purposes, Medicare's prescription drug benefit program has lowered its spending due to reduced prescription drug use.

Can Clinicians Be Misled About FDA 'Breakthrough' Drug Designation?

Can Clinicians Be Misled About FDA 'Breakthrough' Drug Designation?

Many believe meds supported by stronger evidence than the law requires to achieve designation.

American Academy of Pain Management Board Votes to Change Name

American Academy of Pain Management Board Votes to Change Name

AAPM will be changing its name to the American Academy of Integrative Pain Management in an effort to emphasize its focus on promoting integrative approaches to pain management.

E-Prescribing Associated With Fewer Medication Errors, Adverse Effects

E-Prescribing Associated With Fewer Medication Errors, Adverse Effects

For practitioners who are interested in implementing an e-prescribing system, Dr Hurford suggests that they seek feedback from colleagues.

FDA Approves Inflectra, a Biosimilar Version of Remicade

FDA Approves Inflectra, a Biosimilar Version of Remicade

For adults with Crohn's, rheumatoid arthritis, or psoriasis.

Assessing Competence of Aging Physicians: Are Guidelines Needed?

Assessing Competence of Aging Physicians: Are Guidelines Needed?

Reps from physician, hospital, patient safety organizations explore need for national guidelines.

FDA Supports Generic Opioids to Be Abuse-Deterrent

FDA Supports Generic Opioids to Be Abuse-Deterrent

One more step to combat the epidemic of opioid abuse.

FDA Announces Enhanced Warning Labels on Opioid Pain Medications

FDA Announces Enhanced Warning Labels on Opioid Pain Medications

New labeling rules mostly aimed at immediate-release versions of opioids.

Should Powdered Medical Gloves Be Banned in US?

Should Powdered Medical Gloves Be Banned in US?

Side effects include airway and wound inflammation, agency says.

Physicians Respond Positively to New CDC Opioid Guidelines

Physicians Respond Positively to New CDC Opioid Guidelines

Mainly supportive of guidelines, but concerns include lack of evidence underlying recommendations.