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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — House lawmakers gave initial approval to a bill that would...
Newswise — As shortages of lifesaving medicines, including antibiotics, chemotherapy, and cardiovascular drugs continue...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — House lawmakers gave initial approval to a bill that would require the state to implement a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to track the prescription and sale of all Schedule II through Schedule IV drugs. Missouri is currently the only state in the nation with no statewide drug-monitoring program, which supporters say […]
Newswise — As shortages of lifesaving medicines, including antibiotics, chemotherapy, and cardiovascular drugs continue to plague the United States, a group of health care organizations released a report exploring measures that should be considered to address this ongoing issue. The report summarizes manufacturing, regulatory, and economic issues related to drug shortages, as well as potential […]
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nearly a decade after Missouri last limited some civil lawsuit awards, Republican lawmakers are organizing to reinstate caps overturned by the state’s highest court. Businesses can now face lawsuits with unlimited punitive damages in civil injury lawsuits after the Missouri Supreme Court struck down a $500,000 limit on the awards […]
(KMOV.com) – In the upcoming legislative session, some Missouri lawmakers say they’ll push for a prescription drug monitoring program after Express Scripts found that Missouri residents chronically use opioid painkillers at a rate of 36 percent above the national average. 16,000 people died from overdoses on painkilling opioids in 2010 and these drugs cause more […]
Kaylea Boutwell, MD a physician anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist was recently featured on “Allman in the Morning” on 97.1FM NewsTalk radio. Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones (R-Eureka) filled in for Jamie Allman while discussing physician-related topics with Dr. Boutwell including scope of practice and interventional pain procedures. Dr. Boutwell mentioned an important topic facing the […]
Starting in 2015, the small financial incentives associated with voluntary reporting of pay-for-performance measures under Medicare will turn into potentially significant financial penalties for anesthesiologists who do not meet the new mandatory quality reporting requirements. Since 2007, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) offered physicians and other “eligible professionals” (including nurse anesthetists) annual […]
More than 250,000 physicians and other health professionals are being notified as early as today that their payments from Medicare and Medicaid will be cut because they aren’t adequately using electronic health records in their practices, the Obama administration confirmed. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, known as CMS, is telling about 257,000 eligible medical care […]
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by 1,300 former players against the NFL, writing that the collective bargaining agreement between the league and the union was the appropriate forum to resolve claims that teams damaged the players’ by routinely dispensing painkillers. “In ruling against the novel claims asserted herein, this order does not minimize the […]
On December 15, the U.S. Senate voted 51-43 to confirm Vivek Murthy, M.D., M.B.A, as the next surgeon general. Dr. Murthy was originally nominated in November 2013. The confirmation vote was among the last votes taken by the 113th Congress, which is expected to adjourn in the coming days for the holiday break. Dr. Murthy will […]