High drug costs on doctors and patients, and other top line issues for 2018

By: Dr. Angus Worthing MD, FACP, FACR Washington is back to work after the holiday recess and they’re busily trying to avoid a government shutdown on January 19. This week will likely see a short-term continuing resolution (“CR”) to keep the government running at current funding levels through mid-February. At some point, it would be great for Congress […]

Pneumonia Vaccines – Prevnar13® (PCV13) and Pneumovax23® (PPSV23)

By Justin Peng, MD, FACR Pneumococcal infections, including pneumonia, are a leading cause of hospitalizations, morbidity and mortality here in the U.S. There are many different types of pneumococci, but the most commonly identified cause of pneumonia hospitalizations in the U.S. is the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae, also called pneumococcus. Vaccination against these organisms reduces the […]


The New York Times Dr. Herbert S.B. Baraf Back to Common Conditions > Why Do I Have Gout? If one night you wake with the feeling that a big toe has suddenly become a battlefield, and a peek under the covers reveals not This Little Piggy but an angry red monstrosity from some old horror movie, […]

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