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FDA Launches First App to Identify Drug Shortages

FDA Launches First App to Identify Drug Shortages

App IDs shortages, resolved shortages, product discontinuation; can be used to report shortages.

AMA: Key Steps for Minimizing Liability Risk in Telemedicine

AMA: Key Steps for Minimizing Liability Risk in Telemedicine

Include defining minimum requirement necessary for establishing doctor-patient relationship.

CROI: Support for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in HIV Prevention

CROI: Support for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in HIV Prevention

Research suggests tenofovir/emtricitabine doesn't need to be taken daily, but more study still needed.

Post-Op Mortality Low Among HIV Patients Prescribed ART

Post-Op Mortality Low Among HIV Patients Prescribed ART

Increased mortality at all CD4 cell count strata, although absolute incidence is low.

4 Percent Increase in Primary Care Visits Expected With ACA

~4 Percent Increase in Primary Care Visits Expected With ACA

Commonwealth Fund foresees only modest increases in use of services.

Remote Patient Monitoring Sector Increasing Rapidly

Remote Patient Monitoring Sector Increasing Rapidly

Devices include remote heartbeat monitor, fitness smart socks, and devices for monitoring glucose.

SVR Rates Up With New Regimens for HCV and HIV Coinfection

SVR Rates Up With New Regimens for HCV and HIV Coinfection

Studies show high rates for all-oral, interferon-free 3D plus ribavirin regimen, ledipasvir sofosbuvir.

Undiagnosed/Untreated HIV Implicated in Most New Cases

Undiagnosed/Untreated HIV Implicated in Most New Cases

Findings suggest there's a long way to go in containing spread of the disease.

Medical Journals Should Not Be Swayed by Fear of Libel Lawsuits

Medical Journals Should Not Be Swayed by Fear of Libel Lawsuits

Fear of corporate defamation lawsuits should not prevent examination of corporate products.

High Deductible Plans Factor Into Physician-Patient Relationship

High Deductible Plans Factor Into Physician-Patient Relationship

Physicians may want to be proactive by detailing costs and options for patients.

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