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By B. Eliot Cole, MD, MPA
Following the approval of Zohydro last year, attorneys general across the country requested the FDA reconsider its decision until the medication could be reformulated to include abuse-deterrent properties. Now, two states have moved to reduce access to Zohydro. Will the courts uphold these decisions, or will other states follow in their wake?
By Jeannette Wick
Anniversaries often prompt reflection, and the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing is no exception.
Scientists studying patients with chronic pain have uncovered four specific genes that are associated with pain perception.
Recent economic downturns have not substantially impacted the growth in hip and knee arthroplasty in the United States, according to a study published in the April 16 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
Price transparency frameworks, which provide price information presented in the context of other relevant information, should be developed to meet patients' needs, according to recommendations presented in a report from the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
By Rachel Lutz
Psoriatic arthritis patients’ work productivity is affected by the disease, according to research published in Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology.
By Shirah Vollmer, MD
Panic attacks are common, but by themselves, they are not a disorder. When the attacks become the focal point of one’s mental life, then the diagnosis of panic disorder is appropriate.
Physicians who mainly engage in patient care contribute a total of $1.6 trillion in economic output, according to the American Medical Association's Economic Impact Study.
Eight million Americans signed up for private health insurance during the just-concluded first enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, the White House announced Thursday afternoon.
By Michael E. Schatman, PhD, CPE
Family physicians have the opportunity to become leaders in the chronic pain care blueprint.
Physician's Money Digest
Along the road to financial security, individuals will make poor decisions—the catch is to learn from those failures and create bigger successes down the line.
Although unsecured loans with higher interest rates are not typically advisable, they can present potentially valuable opportunities for some physicians.