The trend of moving medical education toward the virtual setting existed even before COVID-19, but the pandemic definitively transitioned things in that direction, said Dr. Curtis Cole, chief information officer at Weill Cornell Medicine.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s latest swing at legalizing recreational marijuana in the state includes a new twist on taxation. Marijuana would be taxed based in part on its potency, measured by the level of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.
On Thursday, Pfizer’s vaccine is expected to receive its emergency-use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration, and the state’s review panel will convene to assess the authorization for local use, the governor said.
The research, which was announced this week by Columbia University professor Frank Lichtenberg, found that patients are 2.5% more likely to start and stay on a course of treatment for every 10-year decrease in a drug's time on the market.