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Cease stigmatizing medication-assisted therapy

Think about your self as a affected person burdened with a power illness that necessitated day by day remedy adherence to perform. Now think about that remedy has grow to be so stigmatized by society that you simply really feel judged and ashamed each time that you simply use it. That’s the world...

On the high of sufferers’ want lists: worth transparency

One of the essential elements on sufferers’ minds is affordability of care. In line with a latest McKinsey research, 72 % of customers are involved about no less than one type of well being care expense, be it associated to medical health insurance, routine medical procedures, end-of-life care or in any other case. Because...

How medical health insurance contributes to our failing system

An excerpt from Prescription for Chapter: A physician's perspective on America's failing well being care system and the way we are able to repair it. A few years in the past, whereas I used to be concerned in creating the pre-hospital emergency medical care system in Massachusetts, I went with a gaggle to satisfy with...

Medical doctors because the gatekeepers of marijuana is a race to the underside

This 12 months Oklahoma voters made a clear alternative to legalize medical marijuana, becoming a member of thirty different states that allow hashish for medicinal use. Unsurprisingly, instantly within the vote’s aftermath, sufferers started asking me to "prescribe" medical marijuana licenses, as the brand new regulation stipulates customers will need to have as a precondition for...

Contemplating the latest setbacks of evidence-based medication

For my college students in 2018, it is tough to think about an period when there was no such factor as evidence-based medication (EBM). After I began medical faculty in 1997, although, the time period had solely been in use for six years, having been launched by Dr. Gordon Guyatt at McMaster College...

A affected person’s open letter to aspiring physicians

As a affected person who has had in depth dealings with 5 prestigious Manhattan medical establishments, I've taken the freedom of penning this letter from the angle of 1 who has spent many lengthy and arduous years within the underbelly of our deeply troubled well being care system, and one who has seen...

The way to keep away from adverse press and fines through the opioid disaster

No information is nice information. Particularly for hospitals in the course of the opioid epidemic. Lately, the College of Michigan Well being System (UMHS) agreed to a civil penalty within the quantity of $four.three million for failing to stop opioid drug diversion and federal recordkeeping violations on account of a DEA investigation. The headline from...

The way in which U.S. drug makers value their merchandise is authorized, but it surely’s not ethical

Whereas strolling via the duty-free at Dulles Worldwide Airport in Washington, DC, I occurred upon the value tag of an imported French purse. Trying round, I puzzled what number of vacationers may afford a $2,000 purse.On the gate, I discovered a seat and logged on to the web, the place I occurred upon...

The nursing scarcity: then and now

I bear in mind once I began nursing college a few decade in the past, that there was a close to militant perspective describing the nursing scarcity. Faculty directors, politicians, and journalists hopped on this simple bandwagon and speaking level. Analysis and polls of doubtful high quality rode the tidal wave of well-liked...

How pharmacists misplaced management of their career and why you need to care

An excerpt from The Pharmacist is a Whore: How Pharmacists Misplaced Management of Their Occupation and Why You Ought to Care. The day sufferers turned clients was a black day for us all. Don’t get me unsuitable, pharmacy has all the time been a service career, and we take that ...Learn extra...Your sufferers are ranking...


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