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Shoppers takes page from Big Pharma, sponsors talks for doctors on medical cannabis, which it plans to sell

The pharmaceutical industry has done it for years, officially to educate doctors, unofficially to convince them to prescribe more of their medicines. Now the practice of company-sponsored seminars by specialists known in the drug business as “key opinion leaders” — and criticized as salespeople in disguise – has come to the burgeoning world of medical… Read More »

HHS guidance helps doctors conduct risk assessments

An updated Security Risk Assessment Tool aims to help providers and business associates identify risks to electronic protected heath information. The tool, created by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information technology and the Office for Civil Rights, is designed for practices with up to 10 providers, along with their business associates,… Read More »

Doctors Need to Talk to Families About Guns and Dementia

In a nation bitterly divided over gun ownership issues, these efforts have met dissent. Dr. Arthur Przebinda, director of Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership, framed Dr. Wintemute’s efforts as part of a broader anti-gun bias in institutional medicine. Dr. Przebinda said asking physicians to sign such a pledge encourages them “to propagandize Americans against their… Read More »