This is how CPC+ is changing physician offices for the better – ModernMedicine

Editor’s Note: Welcome to Medical Economics’ blog section which features contributions from members of the medical community. These blogs are an opportunity for bloggers to engage with readers about a topic that is top of mind, whether it is practice management, experiences with patients, the industry, medicine in general, or healthcare reform....
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Fentanyl Manufacturer Sued Over Sham Speaker Fees – ModernMedicine

In the latest in a string of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers, the Arizona attorney general announced today that it is suing Chandler, AZ, based Insys over what it is calling “sham” speaker fees. According to Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s complaint, Insys is guilty of engaging in a “nationwide scheme...
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Does the rise of digital care spell trouble for primary care practices … – ModernMedicine

It’s no wonder telehealth has grown in popularity. Patients hop on their device of choice, connect with a provider via phone call or video conference and win out by saving on time, travel and cost. But patients and the digital providers serving them aren’t the only ones who see...
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Why China's traditional medicine boom is dangerous – The Economist

FANG YUAN gazes around his crowded shop and says happily that business is booming. He has a reliable supplier in Russia and hospitals and pharmaceutical companies are queuing up to buy what he sells: antlers. Tangles of them lie in huge meshes on the floor. Thousands more, sliced into...
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Q&A: What Cooper-Lourdes consolidation means – Cherry Hill Courier Post

CLOSE Cooper names building for Sheridans Video by Jose F. Moreno/Gannett Buy Photo Exterior of the emergency department of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden.(Photo: Chris LaChall/Staff Photographer)Buy Photo CAMDEN – Here are answers, provided by Cooper University Health Care, to some questions regarding its announcement Thursday...
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A Brilliant New Cancer Treatment That Re-Engineers Human Cells Just Got Approved – ScienceAlert

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just approved a cutting-edge cancer therapy. On Wednesday, the FDA approved Novartis’s Kymriah, also known as tisagenlecleucel, a treatment for pediatric acute lymphoblastic lymphoblastic leukemia. “I think this is most exciting thing I’ve seen in my lifetime,” Dr. Tim Cripe, an oncologist...
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In mega-shelter for Harvey evacuees, telemedicine plans to help doctors keep up – STAT

G etting thousands of Houston-area families to shelters has been a massive humanitarian effort. But the aid doesn’t end there: Many of the displaced have chronic medical conditions like asthma or injuries from recent days that need medical attention. Providers of telemedicine are hoping technology can help step into the breach....
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The Impact Of Telemedicine On Patients With Parkinson's Disease – CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As telemedicine gets more popular in the United States we are starting to receive more information about its impact both good and bad. According to new study in the Journal Neurology, a virtual house call from a neurologist may be just as effective as having a patient...
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Amazon Echo to transform care – Farnham Herald

Working with the county council’s telehealthcare partner, the PA Consulting Group-led Argenti Telehealthcare Partnership, the authority is working with Amazon to trial a customised version of its Echo device to help support people living independently in their own homes for longer, and reduce social isolation in the elderly. Let’s...
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FDA Approves First Gene Therapy – ModernMedicine

The FDA announced today that it has granted approval to the first ever gene therapy available in the United States. The administration called the approval of Novartis’ new therapy “historic,” saying that the approval “usher in a new approach to the treatment of cancer and other serious and life-threatening...
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