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Ontario’s proposed cuts welcomed by critics of ’boutique psychiatrists’ who over-treat wealthy patients

While Ontario doctors have denounced a government proposal to limit funding for psychotherapy, some physicians say they would welcome cuts that “curb boutique psychiatrists” who “over-treat the worried well.” The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care has not announced the planned cuts, but they were included in a briefing document submitted to an arbitration… Read More »

AACR: Chi-Med, AstraZeneca’s savolitinib helps some Tagrisso-resistant EGFR lung cancer patients

ATLANTA—AstraZeneca’s Tagrisso has taken the EGFR lung cancer market by storm, but some patients develop resistance to the therapy. Enter Chi-Med. The Chinese company Sunday rolled out phase 1b results demonstrating certain treatment-resistant patients showed improvement after receiving a combination of Tagrisso, which targets the EGFR gene mutation, and Chi-Med’s savolitinib, a MET inhibitor it’s… Read More »

Viewpoints: Doctors Need To Stop Saying No To Patients Who Need Opioids; FDA’s E-Cigarette Policies Could Make It Tough On U.S. Troops

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. Bloomberg: Prescription Drugs Aren’t To Blame For Rise In Addiction Deaths Patients in pain have become collateral damage in the war on opioids. That’s the message of a letter from more than 300 medical professionals, including three former White House drug czars, to the Centers… Read More »