Global health disparities could be reduced considerably by 2035 using an investment framework, according to a report published Dec. 3 in The Lancet.
The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday began the process of regulating compounding pharmacies. Under the Drug Quality and Security Act, signed into law Nov. 27 by President Barack Obama, these pharmacies are being encouraged to register with the FDA. The agency will then classify them as outsourcing pharmacies, enabling them to sell bulk drugs to hospitals and other health care facilities.
By Jeannette Wick
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh found that women and men who underwent gastric bypass surgery underreported their post-operative weight by an average of 1 kg or less.
Physician volunteer programs can revive doctors' passion for medicine, according to an article published Nov. 11 in Medical Economics.
Long-term intake of dietary fiber is associated with a reduced risk of Crohn's disease, but not ulcerative colitis, according to a study published in the November issue of Gastroenterology.
Small medical practices may not need to offer their employees health insurance, although there may be advantages to doing so, according to an article published Nov. 10 in Medical Economics.
The FDA has approved the NS3/4A protease inhibitor simeprevir for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C as part of combination antiretroviral therapy in genotype 1 infected adults with compensated liver disease, including cirrhosis.
Medical societies are taking action against the mass cancellations of physicians in Medicare Advantage plans in many states, according to an article published online Nov. 22 in Medical Economics.
Hiring mid-levels -- physicians assistants and nurse practitioners -- can improve productivity, resulting in increased physician take-home pay, according to an article published Nov. 10 in Medical Economics.