If the employer's plan is deemed unaffordable, families and individuals now have the ability to purchase insurance at a lower cost through the ACA marketplace.
The FDA has requested the removal of reformulated Opana ER (oxymorphone HCl; Endo) from the market.
On May 4, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act by a narrow margin, even though the Congressional Budget Office had not officially reviewed and reported on the bill's impact.
A serious shortage of physicians is expected to hit the United States over the next 10 years unless multi-pronged interventions are undertaken.
Hackers are increasingly targeting hospitals, using viruses to lock their computer systems and hold sensitive medical data and other files hostage.
If certain targets are met, the rate of new HIV infections may be down to 12,000 a year by 2025.
Federal standards that mean states will need to deliver care to elderly and disabled Medicaid enrollees in home and community-based settings will take effect in 2022.
Republicans need to reach a challenging consensus on many difficult points if they want to fulfill President Trump's commitment to provide better coverage with more affordable premiums and lower deductibles.
Medical marijuana, as a botanical and a scheduled drug does not fit the FDA paradigm for drug approval, a major impediment to its use in research.
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.
Many believe meds supported by stronger evidence than the law requires to achieve designation.
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.
For practitioners who are interested in implementing an e-prescribing system, Dr Hurford suggests that they seek feedback from colleagues.
For adults with Crohn's, rheumatoid arthritis, or psoriasis.
Reps from physician, hospital, patient safety organizations explore need for national guidelines.
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The F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine at the USU this week announced the addition of a new pain management program that incorporates joint pain education into its curriculum
One more step to combat the epidemic of opioid abuse.
New labeling rules mostly aimed at immediate-release versions of opioids.
Mainly supportive of guidelines, but concerns include lack of evidence underlying recommendations.
Side effects include airway and wound inflammation, agency says.
The CDC has issued guidelines for primary care providers who prescribe opioids for chronic pain.
CMS suppression of claims linked to immediate decline in inpatient rates of related comorbidities.
Compiling the information needed to approach insurance companies is time consuming.
Many have no policies, and may share data with third parties, researchers say.
Letters were sent to physicians who were found to be prescribing addictive drugs such as opioids 400% more than colleagues.
Opportunities for education focused on improvement in clinical knowledge and skill are needed as more specialists participate in multidisciplinary teams to assist in the management of chronic pain.
Care plan should be tailored to the individual and type of surgical procedure involved.
Pennsylvania docs call for state- and national-level medical associations to address issue.
Both formulations offer an alternative delivery of the active drug ingredient.
The CDC this week announced that it is moving its emergency operations center to Level 1 activation in order to enhance its response to the Zika virus outbreak across the country.
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