Business of Medicine
EPA seeks to limit ‘forever’ chemicals in U.S. drinking water
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a new rule that would greatly limit the concentration of endocrine-disrupting ‘forever’ chemicals...
What do I have? How to tell patients you’re not sure
More than one-third of patients are discharged from an emergency department without a clear diagnosis, one analysis estimates.
DEA proposals on telehealth for controlled substances draw fire
Both proposals would allow providers to prescribe a 30-day supply of a controlled substance or buprenorphine, but then require a face-to-face...
Clinician violence: Virtual reality to the rescue?
Workplace violence is affecting so many providers in hospital emergency departments but also throughout other parts of the hospital.
FDA approves Amphastar Pharma’s nasal spray for opioid overdose
The company’s naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray can be delivered in one spray by intranasal administration.
Who can sue docs for wrongful death? Some states are trying to expand that group
Plus, the types of emotional damage that physicians can be sued for is expanding in pockets across the nation.
FDA strengthens mammography regulations: Final rule
A final rule requires that mammography facilities notify patients about the density of their breasts.
Cancer clinical trials: Can industry stack the deck?
Experts: New research into age disparities in cancer drug trials finds participants “markedly younger” than intended patient populations.
Ob.gyn. loses PhD after committee finds he made up research
The researcher did not address any of the allegations against him. “To the contrary, his defence consists mainly of accusing those bringing...
Telehealth doctor indicted on health care fraud, opioid distribution charges
According to court documents, Dr. Sangita Patel was responsible for submitting Medicare claims for improper telehealth visits she didn’t conduct...