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September 27, 2013 11:44 AM The Danger of Painkiller Pill Mills

Imagine you were a manufacturer of powerful opioid painkillers and your sales representatives discover suspicious activities at the offices of some physicians who prescribed your product. These activities include patients lining up to pay cash for prescription opioids, drug deals...

By Keith Humphreys

August 29, 2013 11:01 AM Are Doctors the Source of Obamacare Misinformation?

I never know how to take self-reports about information sources...it's probably not a very good idea to take them at face value. But for whatever it's worth, I'm a bit intrigued at one bit from today's new Kaiser poll. It...

By Jonathan Bernstein

July 29, 2013 10:30 AM Doctors Don't Think They're Responsible for Controlling Health Care Costs

Who’s responsible for controlling health care costs? That’s the question that a recent study in JAMA asked doctors. “Views of US Physicians About Controlling Health Care Costs“: Importance Physicians’ views about health care costs are germane to pending policy reforms....

By Aaron Carroll

March 29, 2013 9:17 AM Don't Weep for the Radiologists: Doctors Are Still Pretty Rich

I am sure this will bring me a whole new batch of hate mail, but I can’t ignore the story. I feel like Nina Bernstein wrote it just for me. “Job Prospects Are Dimming for Radiology Trainees“: For years, medical...

By Aaron Carroll

March 21, 2013 8:48 AM American Academy of Pediatrics Comes Out in Support of Marriage Equality

There are moments I’m really proud to be a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Their just released policy statement, “Promoting the Well-Being of Children Whose Parents are Gay or Lesbian“: To promote optimal health and well-being of all...

By Aaron Carroll