Information technologyDoctors less satisfied, more burned out with electronic records | Reuters
Most doctors who use electronic health records and order entry software tend to be less satisfied with how much time they spend on clerical tasks and are at higher risk of burnout than others, according to a new study.
PharmaceuticalsDrug and device makers find receptive audience at for-profit, Southern hospitals | STAT
A higher percentage of doctors affiliated with hospitals in the south have received more promotional payments from pharma and device maker companies than doctors in other regions of the country, an analysis found. Also, a greater share of doctors at for-profit hospitals have taken them than at not-for-profit and government facilities.
The Montana dad who fought big pharma to get a cancer drug trial | Bloomberg.com
Andy Woods, a father to a child with a rare childhood disease, went up against the drug system to get a pediatric clinical trial of an experimental drug only used in mice.
California drug price measure fiercely opposed by pharma industry | Kaiser Health News
Drug makers are waging a fierce campaign against a proposed California law that would require them to justify the costs of their treatments and disclose major price hikes.
U.S. panel backs claim Lilly diabetes drug cuts cardiac death | Reuters
An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded that drug makers Eli Lilly & Co. and Boehringer Ingelheim should be allowed to claim that their diabetes drug Jardiance cuts the risk of cardiovascular death.
Safety, quality and clinical practiceAnnual pelvic exams may not be needed | The New York Times
The United States Preventive Services Task Force says there isn't evidence that routine pelvic exams are necessary or prolong a woman's life. Some experts think they may even do more harm than good.