A case involving a prominent Seattle physician who allegedly traded prescription drugs for sex has raised questions about how the state regulates certain prescriptions.
Monthly Archives: July 2013
Lawmakers alarmed by statistics showing more Washington residents accidentally died from taking prescription painkillers than from traffic accidents.
Physicians say Regence BlueShield gave them poor quality ratings using bad data. Regence says it uses professional standards and wants to collaborate on improvements.
Stricter oversight of physicians includes setting dosage limits and requiring CME.
A petition that asks the FDA to tighten labeling for opioid analgesics raises questions about appropriate prescribing for moderate chronic pain.
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.
Dec. 5th, 2008 issue of Medical Economics. Chris photographed Dr. Michael Schiesser for the assignment.
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)
Various articles written by Mike Schiesser for Medical Economics. Requires registration.