The outrage is building. Drug prices are nothing less than astounding. The American Academy of Family Physicians is just the latest group to join The Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing, a non-partisan coalition aiming lower drug prices in the U.S. From AARP to professional societies to insurance companies to Wal-Mart, the coalition is attempting, through legislative support, to slow the rapid growth of drug costs.…Read More »
Last week the Food and Drug Administration approved the marketing of a 23-and-me, a test previously marketed as a way to trace ancestry, for screening individual’s genetic predisposition to certain medical diseases or conditions.
At first glance it might make sense. Screening to know one’s genetic profile for a disease should be helpful, right?
Not so.…Read More »
The University of Arizona has added the CIS medical school modules to their curriculum. The modules will be incorporated into the family medicine and internal medicine clerkships to teach students how to evaluate clinical practice guidelines and to use point-of-care information tools.