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POLICY

The opioid epidemic from law enforcement perspectiveIn his 14 years as a narcotics investigator, Sgt. Larry McLaughlin has seen a significant shift in patterns of drug use.
How one doctor battles opioid abuse in his practice
How one doctor battles opioid abuse in his practiceFinger-pointing won’t do anything to solve the problem
Physician reaction mixed to medical malpractice billAfter years of trying, Republicans in Congress may finally be making headway about placing limits on noneconomic damages in some malpractice cases.
Here’s the answer to fixing healthcare
Here’s the answer to fixing healthcareThe United States Congress failed once again to come up with any meaningful changes in Obamacare
5 reasons physicians should choose marijuana over opioids
5 reasons physicians should choose marijuana over opioidsBefore dismissing the idea because of the perceived stigma, warranted or not, with marijuana use, consider these 5 reasons why your postop patient should consider rolling a joint after surgery.
It’s time a real investment is made in primary care
It’s time a real investment is made in primary careA recent survey by Morning Consult showed that across the country, in both red and blue states, the overwhelming majority of Americans believe that a health system based on a foundation of primary care produces healthier patients, higher quality healthcare and lower costs.
Easy strategies to pick the right malpractice protectionThe wrong malpractice coverage can cost physicians
Lessons learned from reviewing malpractice casesDocument, document and document some more.
‘Willful neglect’ of Obamacare is unsafe and unacceptablePresident Donald Trump is trying to let Obamacare disintegrate on its own
Medicare payment advisory board in Congress’ crosshairsIPAB was established in 2010 to cut Medicare spending if the program’s five-year growth rate rose faster than a target growth rate. Because IPAB could make those cuts without Congressional oversight, there is concern about how reductions in Medicare spending would affect its 57 million beneficiaries