Tag Archives: medicine

Novelist Doctor Skewers Corporate Medicine In ‘Man’s 4th Best Hospital’ – NPR

Enlarge this image “The profession we love has been taken over,” psychiatrist and novelist Samuel Shem tells NPR, “with us sitting there in front of screens all day, doing data entry in a computer factory.” Catie Dull/NPR hide caption toggle caption Catie Dull/NPR “Don’t read The House of God,” one of my professors told me… Read More »

GSK recalls popular heartburn medicine Zantac: U.K. medicines watchdog

FILE PHOTO: The GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) logo is seen on top of GSK Asia House in Singapore, March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Loriene Perera (Reuters) – GlaxoSmithKline Plc is recalling its heartburn medicine Zantac as a “precautionary measure” due to a probable cancer-causing impurity in the drug, Britain’s medicines watchdog said on Tuesday. GSK is recalling all unexpired… Read More »

Are duty hour restrictions are preparing trainees for the real-world medicine?

Duty hours have been the focus of a lot of research recently. If you are just joining this discussion, the iCOMPARE trial randomized 63 internal medicine residency programs to either flexible (interns could work more than 16 hours) or standard (interns had to work within the 16-hour limit) work hours. The results so far have… Read More »