Tag Archives: Doctors

Study Links Drug Maker Gifts for Doctors to More Overdose Deaths

WASHINGTON — A new study offers some of the strongest evidence yet of the connection between the marketing of opioids to doctors and the nation’s addiction epidemic. It found that counties where opioid manufacturers offered a large number of gifts and payments to doctors had more overdose deaths involving the drugs than counties where direct-to-physician… Read More »

Some locum doctors costing hospital trust £100 an hour

The trust managing Shropshire’s main hospitals is paying some doctors more than £100 an hour to avoid A&E closures, its chief executive has said. Last week, the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust called off plans to shut Telford’s emergency unit overnight. It said enough staff had been recruited to ensure safe staffing levels and thanked… Read More »

Viewpoints: Get Behind Doctors’ Advice About Reducing Carnage Caused By Guns; New Exercise Guidelines Lack Muscle

Editorial pages focus on these public health topics and others. The Washington Post: It’s Time To Follow Doctors’ Orders On Gun Violence We never thought we would see the National Rifle Association help advance the discussion of gun violence as a public-health crisis. But that is exactly what the organization unwittingly did when it essentially… Read More »