Most South Carolina doctors will be required to use prescription database – ModernHealthcare.com

Most doctors in South Carolina will soon be required to consult a statewide database of patients’ medical history as a way to combat the state’s rampant prescription painkiller problem. The changes will direct any doctor who wants to bill either Medicaid or the state health plan to use the...
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To Educate Great Physicians, Focus On Science, Ethics And Future Learning Skills – Forbes

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Forbes To Educate Great Physicians, Focus On Science, Ethics And Future Learning SkillsForbesTomorrow’s doctors need to grasp more concepts in biology than did any previous generation of physicians. By this I don’t mean simple anatomy or old Mendelian genetics. Modern (and safe) medical practice...
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Obamacare Insurers Sweeten Plans With Free Doctor Visits – NPR

If your insurer waived the fee to see your primary care doctor, would you go more often? Getty Images/Hero Images hide caption toggle caption Getty Images/Hero Images Health insurers in several big cities will take some pain out of doctor visits in 2016. The plans will offer free visits...
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Video Telemedicine Market – The future of Telemedicine in Emergency Medicine – Medgadget.com (blog)

HackerNews Video communication has been the topic of fascination since the era of the cold war between the United States and the Soviet Russia. Earlier even a small glimpse of human form was considered an achievement. Today, modern technology has advanced to such an extent that even HD video...
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Why making connections is vital to your optometry career – ModernMedicine

I have been fortunate in my career to meet some amazing people: optometrists, ophthalmologists, editors, those involved with industry, and several others along the way. One of the things I enjoy most about the profession is working and collaborating with many to help advance the profession and continue to...
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How pharmacists should be fighting the heroin epidemic – ModernMedicine

Addiction is a brain disease. Once we as individuals in the healthcare profession finally begin to accept addiction as a disease and not a moral failing, the affected individuals will have a better chance at recovery and we will gain a better understanding of this epidemic. Editor’s Choice: 2015’s...
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5 things to know about the new gout drug – ModernMedicine

In late December, FDA approved AstraZeneca’s Zurampic (lesinurad) 200-mg tablets in combination with a xanthine oxidase inhibitor (XOI) for high levels of uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia) associated with gout. “A new approach to treating gout is long overdue, given there has been limited therapy innovation over the...
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How Doctors Are Experimenting With Cutting Health-Care Costs – The Atlantic

Being pregnant on Obamacare has given me a close-up look at the potholes of America’s health-care system: high deductibles, redundant or unnecessary procedures that get charged against those high deductibles, and the lack of listed prices for procedures (which makes shopping for the best deal difficult), to name a...
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Destruction of Syria's hospitals by government forces noted in New England … – MassLive.com

A Perspective piece in the New England Journal of Medicine highlights what it notes as an under reported casualty of the ongoing war there – the destruction of the country’s hospitals and clinics, primarily the article notes, by the Syrian government in areas controlled by opposition forces. The piece...
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Doctors' dilemma – The Express Tribune

Doctor­s curren­tly find it diffic­ult to accomm­odate poor patien­ts due to rising utilit­y costs ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority’s (CDA) insistence that doctors’ clinics in Islamabad be moved to commercial areas is causing huge problems for both doctors and patients. This will inevitably mean that many clinics will have to...
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