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  • Bill to curb costly drug-dispensing by doctors stuck in committee

    Bill to curb costly drug-dispensing by doctors stuck in committee
    Legislation that would curb the practice of physicians directly dispensing prescription drugs to workers' compensation patients — often at sky-high prices — remains stuck in a House committee as time is running out in Annapolis. The...
  • Doctors, psychologists battle over prescribing privileges

     Doctors, psychologists battle over prescribing privileges
    Thousands of patients all over the state depend on their doctor — often a psychiatrist — for powerful psychotropic drugs that help control symptoms of mental illness and other disorders. But these drugs may also cause side effects that can...
  • O.C. pain doctor caused deaths of three patients, authorities allege

    O.C. pain doctor caused deaths of three patients, authorities allege
    An Orange County pain doctor caused the deaths of three patients by negligently prescribing them powerful narcotics, state medical authorities said in a complaint made public Friday. The Medical Board of California is seeking to suspend or revoke the...
  • Cary Pigman: Pass bill allowing APRNs to have more privileges

    As an emergency medicine physician and member of the Florida Legislature, I believe I have a unique perspective on how — and in what fashion — we can work to improve our health care delivery system and the regulatory framework it operates...
  • Philippe Saxe: Medical care shouldn't depend on red tape

    As a rheumatologist who treats patients with chronic and debilitating arthritis, I derive a great deal of satisfaction when the treatment I prescribe helps my patients and improves their quality of life. However, two protocols used by insurance...
  • Another NRA victim [Editorial]

    Another NRA victim  [Editorial]
    Learning more about the causes of injury and death and recommending policies that might lengthen people's lives has long been the mission of the public health community. Under those circumstances, it's hardly surprising that those in the field are...
  • Legislators consider how to launch a marijuana industry

    Legislators consider how to launch a marijuana industry
    As state lawmakers try to get Maryland's medical marijuana program off the ground, the focus has turned to the practical matter of establishing an industry to provide the drug — and the details are proving daunting. While there is broad...
  • Virginia flu season winding down

    Virginia flu season winding down
    After more than two months of being on high alert for flu activity, Hampton Roads health systems have dropped the mask advisory for people visiting their facilities. Community masking helps to contain the spread of the virus, as vaccines are not 100...
  • Nearly half of Americans subscribe to a medical conspiracy theory

    Nearly half of Americans subscribe to a medical conspiracy theory
    Is there really a link between vaccine and autism, cellphones and cancer, the HIV virus and the CIA? Almost half of Americans believe the answer is yes for at least one of the many medical conspiracy theories that have circulated in recent years. And...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Quinnipiac University Physician Assistant Students Met With Veterans

    A group of Quinnipiac University physician assistant students recently heard first-hand from veterans about their experiences in war and the resulting health consequences. "Coming home was worse than Iraq," said Brookfield's Brian Barkman, who served...
  • Lobbying to fix the 'fix'

     
    Physicians from around Pennsylvania are in Washington today urging legislators to fix the "doc fix. Doctors are targeting a Medicare formula that is a classic example of Washington kicking the can down the road. It's called the SGR, short for...