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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

POLICY

Stop the war against patients with intractable pain

An open letter to doctors still prescribing opioid medication when necessary: Thank you so much for standing up for us pain patients. My chronic pain comes from a genetic connective tissue disorder (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome), so there is no treatment or cure for my slow, but relentless, physical deterioration as the collagen holding my body together...

Forget what you’ve heard. Direct primary care is here to stay.

Much has been written in recent weeks about the failure of direct primary care giant and pioneer Qliance. Much of the conversation has examined the reasons for their closing and the negative impact it will have on the direct primary care movement. Questions have been raised about the longevity of the movement, with many...

Are pharma gifts to doctors a red herring?

Physicians are influenced by marketing. That's no surprise. So are most consumers, as evidenced by television and radio commercials, billboards, pop up ads and targeted ads for drugs on your computer screen. Big Pharma markets not only to physicians, but also directly to consumers. In a recent Washington Post op-ed, Dr. Nicole Van Gronigen made...

Health reform: It’s time for Congress to grow up and do their jobs

Health – /helTH/ – The state of being free from illness or injury Care – /ker/ – The provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, and protection of someone or something. System – /’sistəm/ – A set of things working together as parts of a mechanism or an interconnecting network. It’s not keeping us Healthy,...

Health reform should simplify our health system. Here are some ideas.

We are a nation divided. Our two major political parties agree on essentially nothing. Republicans cannot agree even amongst themselves how to proceed on health care reform. It is demoralizing that even though U.S. health care has sunken to last among developed nations, our elected leaders are unable to envision or agree upon...

Physician spouse speaks out against dangers of prescription opioids

The impact of the opioid crisis struck home within the Missouri physician community on Dec. 15, 2014. That’s the day when, just two months shy of his 30th birthday, Derek succumbed to an opioid overdose. The news was devastating for his mother, Kelly O’Leary, a longtime volunteer with the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society...

The patient-physician partnership remains in crucial problem

The state of medication in America is a very gone over subject today. The records are hardly ever favorable. Political leaders fight for control over their vision for healthcare as well as anticipate ruin as well as grief if the opposite "victories." The expense of healthcare continuouslies climb for staff members as well as...

Obamacare rates are climbing. Not for the factors you believe.

It has actually been well advertised that costs for Obamacare insurance coverage strategies have actually been climbing at a troubling price. Neighborhood information is loaded with records of 215%, 363%as well as greater rate walkings President Trumpgrumbled in February that Obamacare costs "have actually enhanced by three-way as well as dual numbers," also saying...

Finishing DACA is a parody

On September 5th, 2017, the Trump management knocked the more application of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and also required its cancellation in 6 months. Challengers swiftly articulated their issues to the unfair mandate. Currently, the due date is near and also an increased necessity to act is necessary. To motivate campaigning for...

Are diploma mills harming the nursing career?

I have actually collaborated with some terrific registered nurse experts (NPs) that I take into consideration to be pals. They play an essential duty in team-based method. This is not regarding NP slamming. Neither is it a grass battle; since I'm retired, I have no lawn to safeguard. I belong to Physicians for Patient...

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