News

CDC TB Lab Transfers Resume as New Safety Group Formed

After an extensive review by the CDC's internal Laboratory Safety Improvement Working Group, CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, has lifted the moratorium on a specific type of material transfer for the CDC's Clinical Tuberculosis Laboratory.

More Frequent ER Trips for Children with Medicaid

Children covered by Medicaid visit the ER for medical care far more often than uninsured or privately insured youngsters, and children with Medicaid are more likely than those with private insurance to visit for a reason other than a serious medical problem.

Obesity in Pregnancy Tied to Asthma Risk in Offspring

Maternal obesity in pregnancy (MOP) and high maternal gestational weight gain (GWG) are associated with an elevated risk of childhood asthma.

Family Docs Report Potential Misuse of MGMA Data

Reports from family physicians have been received that employers may be misusing survey data to set higher compensation rates for general internal physicians than for family physicians, according to a report.

OTC Version of Flonase Approved by FDA

GlaxoSmithKline announced that the FDA has approved Flonase Allergy Relief (fluticasone propionate 50mcg spray) as a once-daily over-the-counter (OTC) treatment indicated for symptoms of seasonal and perennial allergic and nonallergic rhinitis in patients ≥4 years of age

Number of Uninsured Down After ACA Open Enrollment

There has been a decrease in the number of uninsured following the open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).