Friday, 10 Apr 2020


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19 Jun 2018 Social Unbelievable!t Cuprimine (Penicillamine) is one of the most expensive drugs on the market. Annual cost $31,426 ($261.89/tablet) & for Wilson’s Disease. >50yrs old, side effect ridden & objectionably expensive! Shame on Valeant. Congress help w/ drug prices
16 Jun 2018 Social RT @psufka: Over time, this has been the most popular blog post I’ve written: Decision Fatigue in Physicians and Medicine: The Importance o…
16 Jun 2018 Social RT @Janetbirdope: At least half the test costs provided in referrals to rheumatologist are a waste of $ But how do we get the message out…
15 Jun 2018 Social RT @DeloitteHealth: How can life sciences organizations use #wearable technology to unlock #drugsafety information?
08 Jun 2018 Social FDA Approves Rituximab for Pemphigus Vulgaris which affects up to 40,000 patients in the USA
07 Jun 2018 Social Between 2008-2016, nurse practitioner (NP) utilization in ng NP presence in primary care practices rose in rural (17.6% to 25.2%) and nonrural (15.9% to 23%) practices and was highest in states with full scope-of-practice laws for NPs.
07 Jun 2018 Social One Key Question® suggests you should ask your female pts of child bearing potential, “Would you like to become pregnant in the next year?” This should be incorporated into your patient visit questionnaires.
15 May 2018 Social RT @AngusWorthing: T minus 3 days until @ACRheum leaders visit Capitol Hill to talk w Congress. Help us magnify our message! #StepTherapy,…
15 May 2018 Social RT @CCalabreseDO: Making headway in fight against CHIKV? candidate vaccine receives fast-track status from FDA @Hea…
13 May 2018 Social RT @knowmedge: Tomorrow we start #Gastroenterology Get a head start with this GI pearls post by @SunirMD https://t.…
13 May 2018 Social Not all symptoms merit a diagnosis or disease; some are just evidence of human imperfection
11 May 2018 Social Quote from comedian Steven Wright, "I'm addicted to placebos. I'd give them up, but it wouldn't make any difference."
07 May 2018 Social "Women are always sick but they never die. Men are only sick once but down they go." Great quote from Rheumatologist Patrick Rooney MD on Sexist Rheumatology Blog
06 May 2018 Social The FDA may be getting into the EHR business; FDA has requested $100 million in FY2019 for an EHR initiative to evaluate the safety of regulated products. THis would connect patient safety and outcomes directly to the FDA.
02 May 2018 Social The Common Rule: a 1981 rule of ethics regarding biomedical & behavioral research involving human subjects in the USA and holds researchers to to these principles, including obtaining informed consent, protection of vulnerable pts, & IRB function
02 May 2018 Social Creaky Joints and GHLF survey shows New York patients with chronic health conditions have experienced “non-medical switching” (with unsavory consequences) —insurance coverage reductions which pressure patients to switch their prescription medication;
21 Apr 2018 Social RT @psufka: A real, effective apology has three parts: (1) Acknowledge how your action affected the person; (2) say you're sorry; (3) descr…
19 Apr 2018 Social Women are not bad patients, and neither are men. Both are equally capable of noncompliance, nonadherence, polypharmacy, medication misuse, no-shows or not paying their bills. Sexist Rheumatology debate: Cush vs Dao.
19 Apr 2018 Social Medscapes annual report on MD salararies shows a pay increased of 9% to $257,000 (the range in change was +16% to a -9% for general surgeons).
18 Apr 2018 Social RheumNow Survey Only for RHEUMATOLOGISTS - What causes VTE - drugs or disease? RHEUMS Vote here: