Prescription Drug Costs
The High Cost of Prescription Drugs in the US
Author Interview: The High Cost of Prescription Drugs in the US
Infographic: Recent Trends in Prescription Drug Costs
Related: Value-Based Drug Pricing
Related: Promoting Competitive Generic Drug Markets
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Original Investigation | August 23, 2016 CME
Integrated Team-Based Care and Health Care Quality, Utilization, and Cost
This cohort study compares patient outcomes, health care utilization, and costs for patients receiving primary care in integrated team-based care vs traditional practice management practices.
August 23, 2016
Host RNA Signatures for Distinguishing Bacterial From Viral Infections in Children
These studies describe development and diagnostic accuracy of host RNA biosignatures for distinguishing bacterial vs viral infection in young children.
Distinguishing Bacterial vs Viral Infection in Febrile Children
RNA Biosignatures and Bacterial Infections in Febrile Infants
Editorial: Genetics and the Evaluation of the Febrile Child
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Viewpoint | August 25, 2016 FREE ONLINE FIRST
Reassessing Cancer Compendia for Off-Label Oncology Prescribing
This Viewpoint discusses use of drug compendia for CMS approval of off-label drug use, compares recommendations between compendia, and proposes more contemporary standards for making coverage decisions.
Viewpoint | August 22, 2016 FREE ONLINE FIRST
Lessons From the UK Junior Doctors’ Strike
This Viewpoint reviews the causes of the 2016 UK junior doctors’ strikes, residual issues preventing agreement between the NHS, junior doctors, and their union, and the potential long-term harm to UK medicine if an agreement is not reached.
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Medical News & Perspectives
Medical News & Perspectives | August 24, 2016 FREE ONLINE FIRST
Zika: Worse Than Thalidomide?
This Medical News feature compares and contrasts the known effects of Zika infection on the developing infant brain in utero to those of other congenital infections and teratogens.
Medical News & Perspectives | August 19, 2016 FREE ONLINE FIRST
HIV/AIDS in 2016 and Beyond
This Medical News feature reviews progress in medical and public health responses to HIV/AIDS highlighted at the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, in July 2016.
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Clinical Review & Education
Review | August 16, 2016 CME
Acute Aortic Dissection and Intramural Hematoma
This narrative review summarizes published evidence on diagnosis and management of acute aortic syndromes with a focus on the evolving roles of medical therapy vs TEVAR vs a traditional open surgical procedure.
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Drug prices continue to rise in the US. Many solutions have been proposed but few have been implemented. Drs. Janet Woodcock from the FDA and Aaron Kesselheim, author of The High Cost of Prescription Drugs in the United States from the Harvard Medical School discuss the role of brand name drugs and generics and how they influence the cost of pharmaceuticals. Also see The Cost of US Pharmaceutical Price Reductions: A Financial Simulation Model of R&D Decisions by Thomas A. Abbott and John A. Vernon.
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USPSTF Recommendation Statement: Screening for Colorectal Cancer
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Modeled Estimates of HIV Incidence, Prevalence, and Mortality ...
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JAMA Editor's Audio Summary
August 23, 2016
Reading by Graham McMahon, author of Advancing Continuing Medical Education
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Cutaneous Necrosis of the Ears
A 22-year-old woman presented with a 2-month history of fevers and pleuritic chest pain and a 2-day history of cutaneous necroses on her ears, without trauma. Evaluation revealed abnormal coagulation values and a deep vein thrombosis in one leg.
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Time in Therapeutic Range in Warfarin-Treated Patients
For your patients: Planning to Return Home After Surgery.
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