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Welcome to Medical Economics' blog section which features contributions from members of the medical community. The views expressed in these blogs are those of their respective contributors and do not represent the views of Medical Economics or UBM Medica.

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A physician’s tale of irrational drug pricesWe've all heard the outrage over the sudden rise in the price of the EpiPen. What we hear far less often is how common the sudden and dramatic rise in many other pharmaceutical prices has become in recent years. It can be easy to forget issues like this until they affect us personally.
Preventing burnout’s worst case scenario by embracing emotionsEncouraging physicians to talk about their mental health and practice self-care are important tools to prevent burnout and suicide.
Fighting physician burnout at three levelsThe American Medical Association’s practice management tools aim to solve burnout at the level of individual practices and larger health systems.
Genes, age may play a role in flu shot effectivenessA new study reveals that certain genes may play a role in how effectively the body produces antibodies against the flu after vaccination.
Poll: Online vaccine questions, side effect concerns risePatients are increasingly turning to the Internet to have questions about vaccines answered, highlighting the need for increased education at the time of vaccination.
HCV-related liver disease on the rise in womenThe benefits of HCV treatment will need to extend to all patients in order to stem the rising tide of HCV complications among women and men.
Study: HCV week 4 viral load predicts DAA treatment responseWeek 4 HCV RNA levels have implications for treatment with direct-acting antiviral agents for hepatitis C virus infections.
States move to prioritize primary care
States move to prioritize primary careWhen it comes to promoting investment in primary care, Oregon might very well be the country’s current champion innovator.
To give care to others, physicians shouldn’t be afraid to get helpFour out of 10 U.S. physicians reported they would be reluctant to seek formal medical care for treatment of a mental health condition for fear of repercussions to their licensure
How physicians can stabilize revenuePhysician practices are facing confusion and frustration due to the shift to value-based care and the ever-rising cost of care. Physicians seeking to stabilize their revenue amidst this chaos typically find themselves facing several challenges.