Coding mistakes lead to $35 million in drug overpayments
Coding mistakes made on behalf of physicians and other health providers led to more than $35 million in Medicare... More
FDA approves azelaic acid foam for rosacea
A foam formulation of azelaic acid has been approved for the topical treatment of the inflammatory papules and pustules... More
9-valent HPV vaccine equally effective in adolescents, young women
Response to the 9-valent human papillomavirus vaccine was noninferior in boys and girls aged 9-15 years, compared with... More
Drug manufacturers delayed reporting serious unexpected adverse events
Drug manufacturers did not report about 10% of serious and unexpected adverse events to the U.S. Food and Drug... More
Stevens-Johnson syndrome cases differ based on cause
Children with Stevens-Johnson syndrome associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae were more likely to develop pneumonia, to... More
Dr. Richard Pazdur
Sonidegib, a hedgehog pathway inhibitor, has been approved for treating patients with locally advanced basal cell... More
Sylvia M. Burwell
As Medicare approaches its 50th anniversary next week, the federal program got some welcome financial news Wednesday:... More
AMA Town Hall: Doctors call for meaningful use delay
Stage 3 of meaningful use should be delayed until Medicare value-based care programs are developed. To move the... More
Dr. Christopher B. Zachary
VANCOUVER – Six developments – daylight photodynamic therapy, body sculpting, better laser treatments for tattoo... More
Don’t defer antiretrovirals in asymptomatic HIV patients
Clinicians should no longer defer initiating antiretroviral therapy in asymptomatic adults with newly diagnosed HIV... More
Nitric oxide nanoparticles prevent acne inflammation
Nitric oxide–releasing nanoparticles prevent Propionibacterium acnes–induced inflammation by clearing the organism and... More
David W. Hilgers
Sustaining an independent practice in today’s medical landscape isn’t easy, but it’s possible with the right care... More
BRUCE JANCIN
VALENCIA, SPAIN – Sucking on a clonazepam tablet for 3 minutes after every meal effectively reduced pain, paresthesia, dry mouth, and altered sense of taste in patients with burning mouth syndrome in a retrospective study. Seventy-two patients wh... More »
 
KATIE WAGNER LENNON
A single dose of an experimental vaccine was up to 100% effective at preventing Ebola infection among those who had come into contact with recently infected individuals, according to interim results of an open-label trial conducted earlier this year ... More »
 
ALICIA GALLEGOS
Coding mistakes made on behalf of physicians and other health providers led to more than $35 million in Medicare overpayments for outpatient drugs, a government watchdog has found. An audit by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Offi... More »
 
ELIZABETH MECHCATIE
A foam formulation of azelaic acid has been approved for the topical treatment of the inflammatory papules and pustules of mild to moderate rosacea, the manufacturer announced July 31. Azelaic acid foam, 15%, was compared with a vehicle foam, applie... More »
 
LUCAS FRANKI
Response to the 9-valent human papillomavirus vaccine was noninferior in boys and girls aged 9-15 years, compared with women aged 16-26 years, according to Dr. Pierre Van Damme of the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and his associates. ©Micah Young... More »
 
GREGORY TWACHTMAN
There’s some good news and some bad news in this year’s Medicare Trustees’ report. The good news: The Part A trust fund will remain solvent until 2030, 13 years longer than previous report estimates. On the flip side, about a third of benefici... More »
 
S.Y. TAN, M.D., J.D.
Question: Which of the following statements regarding the doctrine of informed consent is best? A. All jurisdictions now require disclosure geared toward the reasonable patient rather than the reasonable doctor. B. Disclosures are less important an... More »
 
TANYA THOMAS, M.D.
I remember waking up with my left hand swollen, red, in excruciating pain, and difficult to move. For several months prior, I had been exhausted, achy, and stiff. As a relatively new mother attempting to manage the age-old balance of family life with... More »
 
ALEXIS R. OGDIE-BEATTY, M.D.
The Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA) meeting was held in Stockholm this year on July 7 and 8. This year’s meeting was packed with updates regarding numerous projects, including, but not limited to, edu... More »
 
BRETT COLDIRON, M.D.
I have been a traveling road show for the last 2 years, explaining the value of dermatology to insurers. It is amazing how poorly understood we are by payers. Let me give you an example. Currently, dermatologists treat about 70% of all skin cancers... More »
 
JOSEPH S. EASTERN, M.D.
Revision of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules has prompted numerous questions about business associates (BAs) and business associate agreements (BAAs). Apparently there is confusion about exactly which businesses q... More »
 
NAISSAN WESLEY, M.D., AND LILY TALAKOUB, M.D.
We are so lucky to be part of a field of medicine where advances in patient treatment options continue to occur. Having been involved in the Kybella clinical trials, it is exciting and satisfactory to see a new successful aesthetic treatment come to ... More »