CME Activities (view all)

By: Anna Lembke, MD

CME: Examining Medicare Prescribing of Painkillers

According to published data, there has been a 10-fold increase in the misuse of opioid painkillers in the United States over the past 2 decades. Questions remain,

By: Douglas A.E. White, MD

CME: A Program to Rapidly Test for Hepatitis C

An ED screening and diagnostic testing program found a high prevalence of hepatitis C. Results suggest that continued efforts are needed to develop and evaluate policies for

By: Sean D. Pokorney, MD, MBA

CME: Defibrillator Use After Myocardial Infarction in Older Adults

According to current estimates, more than 350,000 people experience sudden cardiac death in the United States each year. Patients with low ejection fraction (EF) are at risk

By: Ganesh Raghu, MD, FACP, FCCP

CME: Guidance on Treating Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

In 2011, the American Thoracic Society, the European Respiratory Society, the Japanese Respiratory Society, and the Latin American Thoracic Association published an evidence-based guideline on the diagnosis

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The Elements of Doctor-Patient Privilege

There are some societal goals that are considered so important that the law gives them extra protection.  The ability of a penitent person to confess to a


DOCTOR CURMUDGEON®: How to Drive Your Doctor Nuts

SCENES: As usual in some exam room, happening all over the land, all the time and causing stress, hair loss, anxiety, irritability and other things in physicians…

By: Skeptial Scalpel

Unmatched Graduate: “Med Schools to Blame”

The following was submitted as a series of comments on my Physician’s Weekly post about Missouri’s new law allowing medical school graduates who did not match into

By: Fred N. Pelzman, MD

How should patients who arrive late be handled?

Traffic comes to a complete stop. Although this may not seem like such an unusual thing in New York City, during the week of the United Nations

Recent Features (view all)

By: Peter J. Zed, BSc, BSc (Pharm), ACPR, PharmD, FCSHP, and Neil J. MacKinnon, PhD, FCSHP

Examining Medication-Related Pediatric ED Visits

Physician’s Weekly talked with Peter J. Zed, BSc, BSc (Pharm), ACPR, PharmD, FCSHP, and Neil J. MacKinnon, PhD, FCSHP, about their recent study that found that about one of every 12

By: Nancy M. Bennett, MD, MS

A Strategy for Decreasing Influenza’ Impact

Research suggests that prompt antiviral treatment appears to decrease the impact of influenza on older patients who have been hospitalized.

By: Robin Mathews, MD

Early Drug Non-Adherence After Acute Myocardial Infarction

Mortality rates associated with heart disease have declined in recent years throughout the United States in large part because of evidence-based therapies that help reduce risks of

By: Kevin G. Volpp, MD, PhD

Lipid Control: The Impact of Financial Incentives

Despite the well-documented benefits of statins to lower LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) and help reduce cardiovascular-related mortality, research suggests that physicians underprescribe these drugs. Other data indicate that