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A majority of internists still report financial ties to industry

Majority of Internists Still Have Financial Ties to Industry

Most common benefits received were drug samples and food and beverage
The federal government website where Americans can sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is up and running

Sign-Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov

Insurers are expanding their participation in the program

October 2018 Briefing – Pulmonology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pulmonology for October 2018. This roundup includes the latest...
There is a high prevalence of financial conflicts of interest among authors of clinical practice guidelines related to high-revenue medications and in gastroenterology

Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors

Two studies show high prevalence among authors of guidelines on high-dollar meds, in gastroenterology
From 2011 to 2015

2011 to 2015 Saw Decline in Health Care-Associated Infections

Risk for having a health care-associated infection was 16 percent lower in 2015 than 2011
A 10th child has died in an adenovirus outbreak at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell

10th Child Dies in Adenovirus Outbreak at N.J. Facility

So far, at least 27 children at the center have become ill
There is a lack of convincing evidence for an association between statin use and non-cardiovascular disease outcomes

Link Between Statins, Non-CVD Outcomes Lacks Evidence

Review of observational studies, randomized trials shows absence of convincing evidence
A standardized community health worker-delivered intervention

Community Health Worker Intervention Beneficial

Low-income patients in intervention group reported higher quality of care, spent fewer days in hospital
The use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer compared with angiotensin receptor blockers

Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors May Up Lung CA Risk

Higher risk seen with ACEIs versus angiotensin receptor blockers; risk linked to duration of use
The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced a new $15 million competitive grant initiative

AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training

Competitive grant initiative aims to promote change in graduate medical education