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California's Breast Density Notification Law Becomes Effective
Health facilities in California that perform mammography examinations are required to include additional information if a woman's mammogram shows she has dense breast tissue.
Warning Against Purchasing Unapproved Medications from Foreign or Unlicensed Suppliers
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has contacted medical practices that may have received unapproved medications from a foreign supplier.
When Prescribing Drugs, a Physician Has a Duty to Warn Patients
The prescribing physician, not the drug manufacturer, has the responsibility or "duty to warn" a patient of a prescription drug's side effects.
Medicare Issues Final Rule on Disclosure of Industry Gifts to Physicians
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued final regulations to implement the Physician Payments Sunshine Act provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
EHR "Meaningful Use" Alert: Stage 2 Final Rule
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule to implement the electronic health record incentive program.
Be Aware of the Dangers of Blogging and Social Networking
The risk of violating patient confidentiality and privacy is increasing as more and more physicians sign on to social networking sites and media-sharing sites for video, photo, and audio files, as well as Web logs (or "blogs").