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Scripps Clinic to pay out close to $7 million re: age discrimination of older docs

The following is from Medpage Today. Health system policies that force older doctors to retire at a certain age may soon be history after the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s decision this week targeting Scripps Clinic Medical Group in San Diego. Under

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(STUDY) Long term usage of ADHD medicines may increase your risk of heart disease

The following is from MedPage Today. Longer use of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, particularly hypertension and arterial disease, a nested case-control study from Sweden showed. Risk of cardiovascular disease rose

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Latest recall on kids’ applesauce shows lead level in sample 200X greater than FDA’s action limit

The following is from MedPage Today. While it’s not clear whether children exposed to recalled applesauce packets have suffered acute lead poisoning, pediatricians should take recent warnings seriously, experts told MedPage Today. Morri Markowitz, MD, director of the Lead Poisoning Prevention and Treatment

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(STUDY) 50% of paid staff at top patient advocacy groups have direct ties to Pharma industry

The following is an excerpt from MedPage Today. Three-quarters of the highest-revenue patient advocacy organizations (PAOs) in the U.S. have board members or senior leadership with ties to the pharmaceutical or medical device industry, a cross-sectional study showed. Of the

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