In order to help patients implement consistently healthy strategies, doctors must increase the number of touchpoints with them outside of office visits.
A FasterCures conference motivates an autoimmune activist to call for moving from problem identification and awareness to rapid implementation of action plans.
Some studies are finding that prescribed marijuana, especially for pain issues, can help prevent an opioid addiction from developing in the first place.
Between 3% and 9% of drugs that are diverted for abuse are tied to fraud and forgery of paper prescriptions. This is a blind spot we can no longer live with.
The need for these services far outweighs the demand as many people who meet the critical for severe substance use disorder meet financial barriers to access treatment.
Had Bob's care been coordinated among his many physicians, both outside and inside the hospital, I don't believe he would have died from this event.
Valuing a medical practice is more of an art than a science and you must always keep in mind that the "Asking Price" is NOT the purchase price.
The drug industry spent $102 million lobbying Congress to be sure the industry-favoring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act was passed. It worked.
Health professionals are uniquely positioned to play a key role in addressing DV by partnering with advocates and educating patients about its health effects.