• Will the 21st Century Cures Act Lead to New Cures?

    Physician POV by on March 17th, 2017

    Late last year, the 21st Century Cures Act was signed into law after it quickly was approved in the Senate and Congress. This act sets out, among other goals, to get medications to market faster. Many of my colleagues fear it could be dangerous to push medications that may not be ready through FDA hurdles […]

  • The Delay of Adapting Innovation in Clinical Practice

    Physician POV by on December 21st, 2016

    The medical world is innovating at an ever-increasing speed, especially here in the U.S. We are changing the way we keep medical records and track data about patients. New technologies are constantly being rolled out that aid in reaching clinical diagnoses as well as treatment tools. Look in any medical journal and it will be […]

  • Help for Prior-Authorization Overload

    Physician POV by on August 23rd, 2016

    Practicing medicine is no longer simply prescribing the medications that we think are best for our patients. In our current times, there are many factors that go into the decision of what medication a patient will take. Most insurance companies have their own formularies and rules about what medications they will cover. And these change […]

  • Are Pharmaceutical Reps Really Ancient History?

    Physician POV by on March 24th, 2016

    As many in pharma know, many doctors no longer welcome pharmaceutical reps in their practices. They feel that it is wasted time and they get no benefit from the information that is relayed. One reason why: Some feel that these discussions are commercially biased. Sure, the reps want to sell their products. But, should doctors […]

  • We May Have Hep C Cures—But Do Patients Know?

    Physician POV by on December 15th, 2015

    Since the release of new therapies for Hepatitis C in the past two years, we are now seeing cures for the first time. These newer agents also cause much less side effects. In the past, patients often stopped taking their Hepatitis C medications, such as interferon, because adverse effects were intolerable. Hepatitis C now appears […]

  • Are “Conflicts of Interest” Harmful or Helpful?

    Physician POV by on August 10th, 2015

    “Transparency” is a hot word in healthcare today, and while conflicts of interest should be disclosed, it would be harmful to eliminate the conflicts themselves. People do need to know if a speaker is invested in a company they are speaking about. Nothing, however, is inherently wrong with a conflict of interest if it is […]

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