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UPMC innovation arm allots $1B for life sciences drugs, devices

US alcohol-related deaths doubled in last 20 years

4 orthopedic ASCs opened or announced in December

Fewer than half of California pharmacies provide correct drug disposal info

The accuracy of drug disposal information was all over the map, depending largely on whether the call was fielded on a weekday or a weekend.

Why a new TV show offends physicians

Relaxing on the couch, my family already in bed, watching TV to calm my mind before leaving for a busy night shift in my emergency department, I was shocked to see an advertisement that insulted me, my colleagues, and my profession. A trailer for a sho…

Basing Drug Prices On Value Rather Than R&D

Here, the argument is not against high drug prices per sé. Many branded and generic drugs have value commensurate with the benefits they confer. Rather, the argument is against justifying high drug prices as a consequence of high levels of R&D.

Basing Drug Prices On Value Rather Than R&D

Here, the argument is not against high drug prices per sé. Many branded and generic drugs have value commensurate with the benefits they confer. Rather, the argument is against justifying high drug prices as a consequence of high levels of R&D.

Sometimes, medicine isn’t elegant

“The hospital room was as cold as dead skin, the hallway crowded with lost souls and reeking of illness.” ― Raquel Cepeda, “Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina” Once upon a time, I met a young lady who wanted to be a doctor. I…

When patient advocacy fails

Access to care, patient advocacy, health disparities: These are all buzzwords in health care now. We, as health care providers, understand that we must do the best for our patients in the hopes of providing a positive outcome. So, despite our perceptio…

MKSAP: 79-year-old man with progressive malaise and weakness

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 79-year-old man is evaluated for a 2-month history of progressive malaise and weakness, aching bilateral shoulders and hips, and stiffness …

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