A Medical Marketing Expert Shares Six Reasons that Online Pharmacies are on the Rise {guest blog!}

A Medical Marketing Expert Shares Six Reasons that Online Pharmacies are on the Rise {guest blog!}

Katie Jones, a marketing expert, recently assisted in the development of the sites quickdoctor and doctor4u. We picked her brain about the advent of online pharmacies and why they’re currently leaps and bounds better than retail stores and brick and mortar pharmaceutical establishments. She had some enlightening points about the development and benefits of online...

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3 Things to Know about Concierge Medicine

3 Things to Know about Concierge Medicine

Hate watching your afternoon tick by on a waiting room clock? Disgusted by Susie Sniffles lobbing definitely-contagious sneezes in your direction? Already caught up on your entertainment news? If this describes you (or your patients!), you may be ready to jump on the concierge medicine...

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How Your Patients Benefit from 23andMe and Similar Pharmacogenetic Tools

How Your Patients Benefit from 23andMe and Similar Pharmacogenetic Tools

September is Healthy Aging Month! Because so much of our health is tied to our genetic makeup, we wrote this post about the importance of knowing and taking detailed family health histories. Read on, and share your favorite checklists, surveys, or tools for gathering this...

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How to Combat Pressure from Patients to Prescribe the Drugs They See on TV

How to Combat Pressure from Patients to Prescribe the Drugs They See on TV

If you feel like your TV advertisements increasingly include more prescription drugs, you’re right.  Pharmaceutical companies are pouring money into their consumer marketing campaigns, spending $4.5 billion in 2014, $3.5 billion in 2012, and $2.5 billion in...

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Provider Alert: Mibelas birth control pills recalled, packaging error could cause unexpected pregnancy

Provider Alert: Mibelas birth control pills recalled, packaging error could cause unexpected pregnancy

Providers who have prescribed Mibelas should also reach out to these patients to notify them of the recall.  They may also wish to encourage back-up contraception until the patient’s next menstrual cycle and monitoring for unexpected...

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Lessons from Vermont: How to Structure a Telemedicine Law to Benefit Patients and Providers

Lessons from Vermont: How to Structure a Telemedicine Law to Benefit Patients and Providers

Under existing law. Vermont Medicaid and commercial insurers were required to cover telemedicine services if the patient was located at a healthcare facility when receiving the services. The new law changes this, requiring all Vermont insurers to cover telemedicine services if (1) the services would be covered if rendered through an in-person visit, and (2) the patient is located at an originating...

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How the travel ban would hurt our healthcare system

How the travel ban would hurt our healthcare system

The ban not only creates uncertainty for American immigrants and visitors, but also for the state of medicine and science in the United States, which rely upon immigrant students and researchers. The possibility of a permanent ban brings up questions about what that means for the healthcare industry, whose dependence an immigrant workforce is expected to increase in the coming...

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Medical emergencies at 30,000 feet: What really goes on up there?

Medical emergencies at 30,000 feet: What really goes on up there?

The frequency of in-flight emergencies – which only afflict about one in six hundred flights – recently made headlines when actress Carrie Fisher suffered an ultimately fatal medical event in the air.  In late 2016, Ms. Fisher was aboard an 11-hour flight from London to Los Angeles when she went into cardiac...

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Canadian osteopathic school under fire for unauthorized medical practice

Canadian osteopathic school under fire for unauthorized medical practice

The charges arose after undercover investigators with the physicians’ college posed as patients seeking treatment at an osteopathic school-run clinic. In an interview, CEO school president Phillippe Druelle said that the school’s clinic neither gives injections nor prescribes pills and that the charges are...

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