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Telehealth market poised for growth, but use remains low

Telehealth market poised for growth, but use remains low

By Alex Kacik  |  June 20, 2017

The vast majority of U.S. patients are open to using telehealth solutions, but only a fraction have received care virtually, suggesting that the healthcare industry has yet to meet consumer interest in virtual care, according to a new survey.

Data Points: Physician shortage projected to grow

Data Points: Physician shortage projected to grow

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 17, 2017

There continues to be concern that the U.S. just doesn't have enough doctors. The Association of American Medical Colleges earlier this year predicted that physician demand will continue to outpace supply.

AMA delays decision on removing waivers for buprenorphine

By Maria Castellucci  |  June 12, 2017

The American Medical Association delayed a measure on Monday that would have allowed physicians to prescribe the drug buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid abuse without obtaining a waiver.

AMA delegates vote on measures to combat drug prices

AMA delegates vote on measures to combat drug prices

By Steven Johnson  |  June 11, 2017

The house of delegaes meeting in Chicago this week is considering lobbying for Medicare to negotiate prices and asking federal regulators to require that drugmakers advertise the suggested retail price of their products.

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