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Internists, Specialists Lack Knowledge of Drug Approval Process

Most physicians surveyed did not fully understand the FDA designation of 'breakthrough therapies,' and most did not know what kind of evidence was required for drug approval.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Reader Poll: How Much Time Do You Spend on EHR Alerts?

A new study shows that physicians experience information overload with more than 100 daily alerts from electronic health records.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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What would John Snow make of epidemiology today?

Suzi Gage: Today is the bicentenary of the birth of John Snow, the physician who worked out how cholera is transmitted. He is often called the father of epidemiology, but would he recognise the field today?  
theguardian.com
over 3 years ago
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Galen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Aelius Galenus or Claudius Galenus (/ɡəˈliːnəs/;[1] Greek: Κλαύδιος Γαληνός; September 129 AD – c. 200/c. 216), often Anglicized as Galen and better known as Galen of Pergamon (/ˈɡeɪlən/),[2] was a prominent Greek physician, surgeon and philosopher in the Roman empire.[3][4][5] Arguably the most accomplished of all medical researchers of antiquity, Galen influenced the development of various scientific disciplines, including anatomy,[6] physiology, pathology,[7] pharmacology,[8] and neurology, as well as philosophy[9] and logic.  
en.wikipedia.org
over 3 years ago
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Psychiatrists' Income Up, but Many Are Working Harder

Psychiatrists continue to rank below the middle in compensation for all physicians. But most believe they are fairly compensated.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Misguided, Docs Say

Physicians react to news of CDC guidelines for opioid prescribing that suggest that opioids have little or no role in pain management.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Not Discussing Cost With Patients Can Increase Out-of-Pocket Expenses

A study published in Health Affairs examines how physician-patient interactions often present missed opportunities to control patients’ health care spending.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Reader Poll: Physician-Assisted Dying in California

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law last fall a bill that made California the fifth state to allow physician-assisted dying for patients who are terminally ill. What do you think about that development?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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PubMed is urged to include competing interest information in abstracts

Five United States senators and a group of scientists and physicians have called on the US National Library of Medicine to require journals to include information about authors’ competing interests in the abstracts of articles submitted to PubMed, the library’s online database of biomedical literature.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Seven days in medicine: 30 March to 5 April

Novartis is fighting a demand from US attorneys for thousands of documents detailing 80 000 events in which doctors allegedly received money and expensive meals as kickbacks from 2002 until at least January 2011 in return for prescribing the company’s drugs and billing various public payers. The government claimed that thousands of meetings that Novartis described as speaker programmes were really just paid entertainment for physicians. It is seeking as much as $3.4bn (£2.4bn; €3bn) in damages.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Concierge, Direct Pay, or Hybrid: Is One Right for You?

Doctors look for ways to practice that give them more time with patients and fewer insurance hassles. Take a look at some of the models physicians are trying.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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RNs' Interactions With Industry Fly Under Disclosure Radar

Registered nurses can influence patient care through device selection, consultation with physicians, and patient education, but disclosure laws do not target their interactions with marketers.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Predictors of Provider Recommendation for HPV Vaccine

Physician recommendation is one of the strongest predictors of HPV vaccination. Who are they recommending get the vaccine?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Physician Aid in Dying: Oncologists Grapple With New Law

California's new law allowing physician aid in dying opens access to one in 10 Americans to this end-of-life option, and oncologists are testing the waters.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Neurologist Income Up 5%, But Most Still Unsatisfied

Neurologists continue to rank below the middle of compensation for all physicians, and fewer than half feel they are fairly compensated.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Medscape Report: US Oncologists' Pay Increased by $27,000

The average income increase was among the highest of the 26 specialties surveyed in this year's Physician Compensation Report.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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PubMed Asked to Add Conflict-of-Interest Info to Abstracts

Many researchers do not go past the abstract to find out whether study authors have financial interests that may slant their findings, a bevy of scientists, physicians, and US senators said.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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New FDA Chief Tops Most Influential Physicians List

Robert Califf, MD, could 'redefine how drugs, medical devices, tobacco, food safety and controlled substances are regulated in the 21st century.' He is a newcomer to the Modern Healthcare list.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Physicians' Attitudes Towards ART for Sexual Dysfunction

How do physicians feel about the use of testosterone replacement therapy for sexual dysfunction -- in both men and women? A survey of sexual medicine specialists sheds some light.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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SGEMXtra: Enter the METRIQ

Guest Skeptic: Dr. Brent Thoma. Brent is an emergency physician, trauma team leader, Clinical Assistant Professor and the Director of EM research at the University of Saskatoon in Saskatchewan. As of July 1st, he will become the EM Program Director.  
thesgem.com
over 3 years ago