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Monthly Archives: July 2013

A case involving a prominent Seattle physician who allegedly traded prescription drugs for sex has raised questions about how the state regulates certain prescriptions.

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Lawmakers alarmed by statistics showing more Washington residents accidentally died from taking prescription painkillers than from traffic accidents.

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Physicians say Regence BlueShield gave them poor quality ratings using bad data. Regence says it uses professional standards and wants to collaborate on improvements.

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Stricter oversight of physicians includes setting dosage limits and requiring CME.

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A petition that asks the FDA to tighten labeling for opioid analgesics raises questions about appropriate prescribing for moderate chronic pain.

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The new tablets are harder to crush. Recent studies have found that substance abusers are steering clear of the drug. View Article

After 26 years of a successful medical practice, Alan Berkenwald took for granted that he had a good reputation. But last month he was told he didn’t measure up — by a new computerized rating system.

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Dec. 5th, 2008 issue of Medical Economics. Chris photographed Dr. Michael Schiesser for the assignment.

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Michael Schiesser, MD, never expected to be penalized for not administering a pap smear to a patient who’d had a total hysterectomy and no prior cancer history. (article requires registration)

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Various articles written by Mike Schiesser for Medical Economics. Requires registration.

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