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Why We Should Stop Random Drug Testing

Random drug testing inflicts psychological harm on people with addiction and impedes their recovery. Here are three steps we can take to stop this practice.
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MedShare Responds (Again) to the Coronavirus Outbreak in China

MedShare partners with The Coca-Cola Foundation & The UPS Foundation to send 1.8 million respirator masks to China in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Why HIPAA Needs to Be Updated for the 21st Century

HIPAA, was signed into law in 1996. Healthcare has undergone major changes since then. Here's why HIPAA needs to be updated for the 21st century.
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Medical Marijuana: Impact on Physician-Patient Relationships

The medical community and federal regulators must ensure that risks and benefits of marijuana and CBD being used for medical reasons are properly researched
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Dispelling Misconceptions About the Regulation of Cosmetics in the U.S.

The FDA does not approve cosmetics in the same way that it approves drugs. However, it does regulate many aspects of production, packaging, & distribution.
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What Veterans Should Know About VA Dental Care Benefits

Veteran dental care benefits can be quite confusing. Dr. Greg Grillo has written a primer that can help you access the benefits that you qualify for.
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Why You Need to Prioritize Getting the Right Healthcare Coverage

There are many issues to consider when choosing healthcare coverage including chronic conditions requiring ongoing care & whether your doctor is in-network.
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Evolution of the Hippocratic Oath and Medical Ethics

The oath that physicians take has changed a lot since the original 5th century BC Hippocratic Oath. What do these changes say about medical ethics today?
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The Value of Transparency in Payer-Provider Relationships

Doctors, patients, and insurers can all benefit from improved transparency in payer-provider relationships in areas ranging from costs to care management.
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A Tale of Cost & Care: Blood on the Sidewalk

A family doctor ponders the conundrum of cost & care in the U.S. healthcare system after she stumbles upon a young woman covered in blood.
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People Should Prove They Have Earned the Right to Have a Gun

The El Paso and Dayton mass murders: It is not about violent video games or even mental health., it IS about the easy access to guns. Learning from Japan.
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Step Therapy: Why Fail First for Everyone is Not a Good Idea

Physicians may endorse step therapy for medical reasons but when it is used solely to save the system money, it can harm people with chronic illnesses.

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