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Penn study finds link between physician training and brand name prescribing

Internal medicine residents are twice as likely to prescribe most expensive statins when senior physicians do Physicians in training are twice as likely to order a costly brand-name statin (used to lower blood cholesterol levels) when supervised by senior physicians who prefer those medications in their own practice, according to a new study led by [...]

Local physician recommends World Health Organization retire the term opioid substitution therapy

A Boston researcher and physician caring for individuals with substance abuse disorders, believes the term opioid substitution therapy (OST) has unintended adverse consequences for patients receiving treatment for addiction. In a correspondence to the editors of the journal Lancet, Jeffrey H. Samet, MD, MA, MPH, professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) [...]