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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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ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets

ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets

Millions of workers gained insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without adverse effects on labor markets.

Patient, Consumer Groups Push for Injunction Against Short-Term Insurance Rule

Patient, Consumer Groups Push for Injunction Against Short-Term Insurance Rule

The American Heart Association and others are urging the court to reconsider changes to short-term limited-duration insurance plans.

Examining the Issues Leading to Market Withdrawal of the Zecuity Patch

Examining the Issues Leading to Market Withdrawal of the Zecuity Patch

According to an article published in Headache, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was aware of safety issues associated with the Zecuity transdermal patch for migraine prior to its approval.

FDA Launches MyStudies Mobile App in Effort to Increase Access to Real World Patient Data

FDA Launches MyStudies Mobile App in Effort to Increase Access to Real World Patient Data

The FDA has launched the MyStudies App, a mobile application aimed at supporting the collection of "real world" data and evidence for medical use.

FDA: "Disturbingly" High Levels of Heavy Metals Found in Kratom Products

FDA: "Disturbingly" High Levels of Heavy Metals Found in Kratom Products

The Agency conducted testing on 26 separate kratom products which revealed levels of nickel and lead considered not safe for human consumption.

Multisector Goal Alignment May Curb Medicare Expenditures

Multisector Goal Alignment May Curb Medicare Expenditures

Medicare costs may be contained by incentivizing multisector health activities, according to researchers.

FDA Proposes New Restrictions on Sale of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

FDA Proposes New Restrictions on Sale of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

The announcement comes in the wake of results from the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey which showed a 78% increase in current e-cigarette use among high school students from 2017 to 2018.

FDA Issues Safety Alert Regarding Intrathecal Delivery of Pain Meds

FDA Issues Safety Alert Regarding Intrathecal Delivery of Pain Meds

Reports of pump failure, dosing errors, as well as other possible safety issues have prompted the Agency to issue the alert to make prescribers aware of the dangers associated with using medications not approved for intrathecal use.

How Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs Create Ethical Dilemma for Physicians

How Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs Create Ethical Dilemma for Physicians

Employer-sponsored wellness programs can put physicians in an unenviable position.

AHA/ACC Release Updated Guidelines for Cholesterol Management

AHA/ACC Release Updated Guidelines for Cholesterol Management

Updated cholesterol guidelines offer more personalized cardiovascular disease risk assessment.