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Glaxo Decision Precedes Obamacare Rollout

Glaxo Decision Precedes Obamacare Rollout

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKlines announcement on December 16 that it will cease paying doctors to promote its products took the medical community by surprise, but the plan appears to have been in the works for some time.

December 19, 2013 — Roni Jacobson

For Diabetics, Healthy Habits Trump Medicine

Against the backdrop of a government shutdown precipitated by healthcare issues and the rollout of the insurance exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act, a conference called Diabetes + Innovation 2013 took place in Washington, D.C.

October 24, 2013 — Milly Dawson

How Clinical Guidelines Can Fail Both Doctors and Patients

Any confusion over the recent news of cholesterol guidelines in the U.S. is perfectly understandable. On the one hand, the guidelines suggest that nearly half the population should use statins to stave off heart attacks and strokes.

November 22, 2013 — Robert McNutt and Nortin M. Hadler