Healthcare

Finding relief from the pain of addiction

If opioid addiction were a cancer in the body of the U.S., today it would be at Stage 4, metastasized and spreading throughout every corner of every state.

In my rural North Carolina family practice clinic, I am keenly aware of opioid...

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For Mother's Day, act to protect women and babies from Zika

This weekend, as families show appreciation for all that mothers do, Republicans in Congress are unfortunately falling much shorter than forgetting to buy flowers. Theyare refusing to work with Democrats to address a public health threat mothers...

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Growing Physician Leaders

 

America needs a nationwide reveille to find ways to improve our healthcare system—and doctors must lead the charge.

Unfortunately, physicians are mostly removed from critical strategic leadership roles in healthcare. While...

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Medical devices: the risks of cutting corners

As a cardiologist, I’ve seen firsthand the life-saving promise that breakthrough medical devices can offer. When a patient has a major heart attack because a coronary artery shuts off, placing a stent can help save the patient’s life by opening...

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How Purdue Pharma and the nation's sheriffs are saving lives

In a presidential campaign season marked by unprecedented uncertainty and an intensifying partisan divide, there has been one issue both Democratic and Republican candidates have agreed on as they’ve crisscrossed the country looking for votes...

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Drug safety really matters

Given that certain life-saving medicines carry high risks if not administered and taken appropriately, in 2007 Congress gave the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to require Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) from...

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