There has been much published in both the medical and lay press about the magnitude of errors in medicine. This is a contentious subject with wildly variable results most likely due to the difficulties associated with the many and varied complexities of clinical medicine.
octors groups are applauding newly-approved national legislation to fight opioid abuse while calling for more funds to implement many of the bill’s programs. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA) passed both houses of Congress in July after Democrats backed off their demands that higher levels of funding be included in the bill.
A new US Congressional report about the price of hepatitis C drug Sovaldi, along with a new class action lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield involving Harvoni coverage, are the latest in a series of controversies surrounding the 2 drugs.
Congress will likely move to forbid non-disclosure clauses in EHR contracts with healthcare providers, but final action won’t occur until 2016 when the House and Senate come together to align their different, more far-ranging proposals on EHRs.