FDA strengthens allergy warning for IV anemia therapy ferumoxytol
The warning about potentially life-threatening allergic reactions with the intravenous anemia drug ferumoxytol is being... More
PODCAST: SGR repeal momentum stalls in Senate as foundation is laid for transition to value-based care
The end of the Sustainable Growth Rate–era might be within reach as the House overwhelming passed a bill that would... More
FDA approves Anthrasil to treat inhalational anthrax
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Anthrasil, Anthrax Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human), for treatment of... More
New guideline outlines management of hip fractures in elderly patients
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ new guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of hip fractures in elderly... More
The miniature heart pump is designed for use during certain high-risk HRPCI procedures.
A miniature heart pump has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to “help certain patients maintain stable... More
Future physician shortages could be smaller than originally forecast
The Association of American Medical Colleges, after taking another look into its crystal ball of supply and demand,... More
FDA: Avoid using amiodarone with some hepatitis C antivirals
Taking the antiarrythmic drug amiodarone with the hepatitis C antiviral drugs ledipasvir and sofosbuvir, or with... More
VIDEO: Data support switching to transradial PCI access
SAN DIEGO – Cardiologists should switch from transfemoral to transradial access in acute coronary syndrome patients... More
March 23 marks the 5-year anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
March 23 marks the fifth anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, but not everyone is celebrating.... More
Clindamycin, TMP-SMX are equally effective for skin infections
Clindamycin and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole are similarly safe and effective for treating uncomplicated skin... More
ACP: Avoid ECG, MPI cardiac screening in low-risk patients
Clinicians should not screen for cardiac disease in asymptomatic, low-risk adults using resting or stress... More
Dr. Donovan T. Maust
Antipsychotics such as haloperidol and risperidone are associated with a significant and dose-related increase in... More
Novel Watchman device approved as warfarin alternative in atrial fib
The Watchman left atrial appendage (LAA) closure device has been approved in the United States as an alternative to... More

FDA and CDC

ELIZABETH MECHCATIE
The warning about potentially life-threatening allergic reactions with the intravenous anemia drug ferumoxytol is being strengthened to reflect cases of allergic reactions, including fatalities, associated with this drug since approval, the Food and ... More »
 

Clinical News

GREGORY TWACHTMAN
The Supreme Court has declined to hear a case challenging the Independent Payment Advisory Board. ©trekandshoot/thinkstockphotos.com This leaves in place a ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of appeals, which dismissed the lawsuit Coons v. Le... More »
 

Features - Emergency Imaging

Roger J. Bartolotta, MD; Keith D. Hentel, MD
A 49-year-old man presents to the ED with low-back pain.... More »
 

Features - Toxicology Case Reports

Adam Berman, MD; Lewis S. Nelson, MD; Nima Majlesi, DO
A 10-month-old infant is presented for evaluation of extreme somnolence after her father inadvertently spills his prescription of opioid tablets on the floor.... More »
 

Features - First EDition

Richard Lappin, MD, PhD, Associate Editor, First EDition
Medical societies again call for gun law changes Methylprednisolone cuts treatment failure in severe CAP ... More »
 

Features - Emergency Imaging

Virginia M. Stewart, MD, RDMS; Alicia Devine, MD, JD
The authors review blood components, transfusion indications, and associated complications.... More »
 

Features - Emergency Imaging

Sierra Beck, MD; Todd Taylor, MD; Jehangir Meer, MD
Compared to blind nerve blocks, ultrasound guidance improves procedural success and decreases the risk of nerve injury.... More »
 

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Practice Economics - News

ALICIA GALLEGOS
Supreme Court justices appear to differ over whether the Affordable Care Act allows tax subsidies for patients who purchase insurance through the federal exchange. During oral arguments March 4 in King v. Burwell, justices expressed mixed perspecti... More »
 

Practice Economics - News

Francis L. Counselman, MD
Commentaries on cases involving stroke in a young man and bowel obstruction following gastric bypass surgery... More »
 

Practice Economics - News

Francis L. Counselman, MD
Commentaries on cases involving stroke in a young man and bowel obstruction following gastric bypass surgery... More »