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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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International Group Develops Best Practices for Drug Packaging

International Group Develops Best Practices for Drug Packaging

Medical safety organizations and advocates from over 20 countries address the use of technologies to reduce errors and establish an international barcode standard for drug labeling and packaging.

New Rules May Constrain Docs' Ability to Treat Chronic Pain

New Rules May Constrain Docs' Ability to Treat Chronic Pain

New laws and regulations designed to limit the use of prescription narcotics may further constrain doctors' ability to treat patients.

FDA Outlines Plan for Increasing Nonprescription Drug Availability

FDA Outlines Plan for Increasing Nonprescription Drug Availability

The draft guidance, Innovative Approaches for Nonprescription Drug Products, applies to drugs under the New Drug Application (NDA) process and "is intended to extend that NDA pathway to include therapeutic indications that have not, historically, been available for use without a prescription," said Gottlieb in a press statement.

New Laws Are Needed to Protect Health Data Shared Online

New Laws Are Needed to Protect Health Data Shared Online

People often reveal detailed, sensitive data about their health via new technologies.

The Fight for Patient Privacy Under Big Data Analytics

The Fight for Patient Privacy Under Big Data Analytics

Introduced by the Trump administration in March 2018, the MyHealthEData initiative seeks to broaden patient access to electronic health records and insurance claims information.

Growth in Healthcare Employment Has Led to Rise in Healthcare Costs

Growth in Healthcare Employment Has Led to Rise in Healthcare Costs

In an era in which technology constantly evolves and becomes smarter by the day, it's not surprising that healthcare costs continue to climb.

Medicaid Expansion Ups Access to Rehab in Young Adults With Injury

Medicaid Expansion Ups Access to Rehab in Young Adults With Injury

Utilizing the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project State Inpatient Databases, changes in insurance coverage and risk adjusted outcomes among adults aged 19 to 44 years who were hospitalized for injuries before and after Medicaid expansion are explored.

Health System Expansions Place Patients at Risk for Safety Concerns

Health System Expansions Place Patients at Risk for Safety Concerns

System expansions in the current healthcare environment are making clear impacts on clinical care and patient safety.

ACP: Delay, Denial of H-1B Visas Disruptive to Training, Patient Care

ACP: Delay, Denial of H-1B Visas Disruptive to Training, Patient Care

The denial or delay of visas for international students is disruptive to both the training program and to patient care.

FDA: Draft Guidance for the Inclusion of Pregnant Women in Clinical Trials

FDA: Draft Guidance for the Inclusion of Pregnant Women in Clinical Trials

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued draft guidance for industry regarding the science and ethics of including pregnant women in drug development clinical trials.