Assessing Drug Overdose Risk Among People With HIV

Preventable deaths, including those due to drug overdose (OD), are a significant public health concern in New York City (NYC), with rates increasing during the past decade, according to Sarah L. Braunstein, PhD, MPH. “NYC also...

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Understanding the Recent Supreme Court ACA Decision

We spoke with Dr. MedLaw to discuss the recent 7:2 decision that the Supreme Court issued in its third holding on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). What was the history of this case? In 2017, the individual mandate penalty was re-...

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PW PODCAST: The Evolution of CME

During a recent PW Podcast, Rachel Giles, MD, from Medicom Medical Publishers, spoke with Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)...

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Details and Legalities of Bill Forbearance

Q: I see many patients who were in car accidents. More than a few are involved in lawsuits over their injuries. I recently reluctantly told a patient with a large unpaid balance that I would have to stop seeing her and put her...

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Friction in Healthcare – Why More Could Be Better

In Silicon Valley, the concept of friction is the idea that you must remove every bit of inconvenience or work that gets in the way of a digital interaction. It’s about making things as easy as possible to get done. I’ve been...

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New HIV Infections in US Continued to Drop in 2019

The estimated annual incidence of HIV climbed from 20,000 infections in 1981 to a peak of 130,400 infections in 1984-1985, but more recently, the annual incidence has been on the decline, reaching 34,800 infections in 2019,...

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COVID More Lethal for People Living With HIV

Like certain health conditions, including cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure, HIV and AIDS also increases one’s risk of infection with, and mortality from, COVID-19, according to a study published in Scientific Reports....

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Integrating PrEP With Syringe Services for WWID

Evidence indicates recent setbacks in HIV prevention gains among people who inject drugs, with several HIV outbreaks among this population in recent years, explains Alexis M. Roth, MPH, PhD. “In cities where the drug market has...

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PW PODCAST: Telemedicine & Physician Licensure

During a recent PW Podcast episode, we spoke with Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School; and Associate Professor of Medicine and Hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical...

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