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Viewpoints: Pass This Smart Pain Bill Creating A Safer Path For Temporary Use Of Opioids; Lack Of Trust In Government, Science Fuels Anti-Vaxxers

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The Hill: There’s A Pain Bill That’s Actually Sensitive To Patients — Let’s Pass It Viewed in its own right, the recently re-introduced John S. McCain Opioid Addiction Prevention Act (S. 724/H.R. 1614) reflects simultaneous allegiance to patients with chronic or ongoing pain, to patients with… Read More »

Mom Blazes Path to Cure for Son’s Rare Disease

Nicole Henwood, MD, president and CEO, NF2 BioSolutions, West Chester, PA. UpToDate: “Neurofibromatosis type 2.” National Institutes of Health: “Rare Disease Clinical Research Network.” Lancet: “Spotlight on Rare Diseases.” National Institutes of Health: “FAQs About Rare Diseases.” University of California Davis: “What is Translational Research.” National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Member Snapshot.” National Institutes of… Read More »

Prescribing unnecessary antibiotics is the path of least resistance

During my urgent care shifts, I see 20 to 30 people with viral upper respiratory infections. They are all feeling miserable, and they just want to feel better. They want an impressive-sounding diagnosis to justify their suffering to themselves, their spouses, and their bosses. They want a prescription medication which will immediately cure their illness,… Read More »