McDonald Urges Congress to Act on ‘Transformational’ VA Proposals

McDonald Urges Congress to Act on ‘Transformational’ VA Proposals

WASHINGTON — Noting that the “window of opportunity won’t be open indefinitely,” VA Secretary Robert McDonald urged lawmakers to act on key proposals — including appeals reform.

Jun 04, 2016 | View Article
Misuse of E-Prescription Notes Delays Pharmacists, Could Harm Patients

Misuse of E-Prescription Notes Delays Pharmacists, Could Harm Patients

HOUSTON — Pharmacists consult the free-text “Notes” field in ambulatory electronic prescriptions (e-prescriptions) for patient and dispensing information that physicians cannot communicate elsewhere.

Jun 03, 2016 | View Article
When Should Physicians Recommend HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to Patients?

When Should Physicians Recommend HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to Patients?

ANN ARBOR, MI — Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) gained Food and Drug Administration approval in 2012, and many commentators hailed the therapy as a “once-in-a-generation” advance.

Jun 02, 2016 | View Article
You recruit the soldier, but retain the family

You recruit the soldier, but retain the family

Recently my youngest daughter turned 18, and — for the first time in 22 years — my wife Pam and I were suddenly not responsible for any children.

Jun 02, 2016 | View Article
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  • Opinion Poll June: Does VA bureaucracy keep staff psychiatrists from providing the best care?

    Jun 08, 2016 | View Article

  • Gabapentin Not Effective for Chronic Low Back Pain

    SAN DIEGO — The pain medication gabapentin appears to be no more effective than placebo at treating chronic low back pain, according to a study led by the VA San Diego Healthcare System.

    Jun 03, 2016 | View Article

  • Pulmonologist Views Affect Success of Lung Cancer Screening Programs

    BOSTON — With numerous practice guidelines urging the use of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for lung cancer — and the concept tested in a pilot project at the VA — how do pulmonologists feel about all of it?

    Jun 03, 2016 | View Article