Richard Payerchin is editor of Medical Economics.
Support for primary care; antiobesity medication use; scanning sewage for viruses – Morning Medical Update
The top news stories in primary care today.
President targets high prescription drug prices with ‘march-in’ authority
Public-private partnerships will crumble, hurting drug innovation and eventually patients, Republicans say.
MedPAC mulls over physician compensation through Medicare
December meeting has two days of discussion planned.
Health groups rip White House for delaying ban on menthol cigarettes
Move would save lives, but administration punts to 2024.
Christmas decoration injuries; aging due to organ donation; global warming and health care – Morning Medical Update
At-home treatment for flu, COVID-19 expands nationwide
National Institutes of Health announce program as potential model for future care.
AI in health care to be part of upcoming House committee meeting
Representatives examining how administration experts develop American leadership in technology.
Insurance companies manipulating generic prescription drug prices in Medicare: Study
‘The results are alarming,’ with potential financial effects for patients and pharmacies, researchers say.
Exercise for older adults; feds support reproductive rights; life ends but the mail goes on – Morning Medical Update
New FDA rules on lab tests could hurt patient health, experts say
Regulators ponder declaration about in vitro diagnostic products.
Potential syringe failures; Senate takes on prescription drug shortages; positive attitude may reduce dementia risk – Morning Medical Update
Flu, RSV vaccines can be given safely at the same time, study says
Double dose against respiratory illness may be more convenient for patients.
Flu vaccines help heart health; respiratory illness on the rise; CMS extends application period for new payment model – Morning Medical Update
CMS extends application deadline for new Making Care Primary program
Value-based care to launch in eight states in July next year.
Potential changes in HIV screening; $148M in alleged urine testing fraud; Medicare coverage for insulin – Morning Medical Update
‘CDC is a critical national security asset’
New director testifies on her plans, agency strengths, and areas for improvement before House subcommittee.
Health insurance family plans no longer affordable for workers in small business
KFF chief says affordability is part of national crisis in U.S. economy.
The Physician Crisis
Mounting pressures have plunged physicians into a crisis, underscoring the need for comprehensive reform.
Perspectives on burnout, trust, hope in medicine from the president of the AMA
National Press Club learns about issues affecting a ‘health care system in crisis.’
Congressional physicians take aim at electronic transfer fees
House bill gains bipartisan support, along with praise from medical organizations.
Measuring mortality risk over time for ex-smokers
Researchers examine long-term benefits for patient hearts, cancer risk, and lungs.
New scholarship donation will benefit medical students in rural health care
University of Kentucky announces financial aid for Rural Physician Leadership Program.
Public health: A message for primary care
Practical steps for establishing relationships.
Primary care is primed to be treatment hub for opioid use disorder
Researchers say more physicians prescribing buprenorphine could help stem the overdose crisis across the country.
Reimbursement delays and denials hurt hospital finances
Physicians aren’t the only ones waiting on health insurance companies to pay.
Public health: AI as a new tool
How could artificial intelligence help in medicine?
No quick and easy answers for health care workforce shortages
Experts weigh in on current factors affecting the job market.
Experts need ‘multifaceted approach,’ including video, to counter health misinformation
Wrong claims exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic. Interventions helped spread the facts and create a base for future efforts.
Public health: Life expectancy drops
A team effort is needed to promote patient health.
Prostate cancer and primary care: What physicians should know
Urology group leader explains why now is the time to reconsider USPSTF recommendations on screening in men.
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