Resource Centers

COVID-19 vaccine tracker

Updated weekly, the Regulatory Focus COVID-19 vaccine tracker is ranked on the first page of Google, has been seen by over a half million people and gets approximately 50,000 unique visitors each week.

Regulatory Focus

COVID-19 therapeutics tracker

The Regulatory Focus COVID-19 therapeutics tracker, also updated weekly, has been visited more than 35,000 times and is a top ranked page of Google.

Regulatory Focus

Clinical Advancements in HIV Education Center

Research and treatment advances aimed at reducing pill-burden, treatment resistance, proactive prevention, early detection, and rapid treatment initiation are changing how HIV is treated. This Education Center is intended to update clinicians on the latest developments in HIV research and treatment in order to help them manage patients with the disease.

M.D. /alert

New Developments in Allergic Asthma Treatment

Allergic asthma is the most common form of asthma and can occur when a patient’s airways are extra sensitive to certain allergens. Symptoms include coughing/wheezing, shortness of breath, quick breathing or chest tightness. This education center aims to arm physicians with the latest, most important, and most practice-changing research in prevention, treatment, and management of allergic asthma.

M.D. /alert

Reassessing the COPD Treatment & Management Landscape

COPD is a chronic lung disease that causes breathing to be difficult, and includes bronchitis and emphysema. This Disease Education Center is intended to provide the latest treatment breakthroughs, FDA approvals, changes in the standard of care, and more for clinicians treating patients with COPD.

M.D. /alert

Cystic fibrosis topic resource center

Estimates put the rate of adherence to chronic pulmonary medication at 50% for patients with cystic fibrosis. Low medication adherence has been linked to increased pulmonary exacerbations, and healthcare utilization and cost. The goal of this resource center is to provide clinicians with information and tools that will help patients with medication adherence.

Patient Care Online, MJH Life Sciences

Feature Stories

The wide-ranging impact of hospital closures

When an urban hospital closes, there is a major disruption to patient care. Patients need to relocate to other nearby centers, and they may not always be able to follow their physician to the next health center. But when rural hospitals close, the situation for hospitalists and other physicians is different. More than half of rural hospitals that close end up not providing any kind of supplementary health care service.

The Hospitalist, presented by SHM

Stakeholders Still Searching for Solutions to Lower Costs of Gene Therapy

With many new gene and cell therapies in the clinical pipeline, and a growing number of patients who could benefit from treatment, many stakeholders are looking at new ways to lower the cost of treatments while ramping up production of gene and cell therapy products.

First Report Managed Care, HMP Global

Drug shortages continue: the effect on care for patients in managed care settings

Drug shortages have been more prevalent in recent years. Now, the FDA, pharmaceutical companies, and other stakeholders are beginning to work together to open conversations about the issue’s causes and potential solutions to address them.

First Report Managed Care, HMP Global

A novel—and cost effective—approach to end-stage renal disease

Studies have shown success with hepatitis C-positive kidney transplantation in patients with end-stage renal disease followed by treatment with direct-acting antivirals to cure the infection. Experts discuss why this approach is not only beneficial for patients, but also cost-effective for payers.

First Report Managed Care, HMP Global

Innovating payment models for gene therapy

Gene therapy is a transformational treatment for some patients to potentially cure or prevent rare diseases. But questions still remain about how these drugs should be priced and who will pay for them.

First Report Managed Care, HMP Global

ASH urges lawmakers to keep opioids accessible

The scope of the opioid problem is significant and worsening. But for patients with hematological diseases, opioids may be the only option for patients with these kinds of complications who have severe pain.

Hematology News, MDedge

Breaking News

Diagnostic devices may increasingly aid melanoma diagnosis

Noninvasive diagnostic devices may increasingly play a part in which lesions you choose to biopsy, Darrell S. Rigel, MD, said at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dermatology News, MDedge

Black patients present as sicker, more likely to receive liver transplant

Black patients are more likely to be put on a transplant list because of acute liver failure, be listed as status 1, and receive a liver transplant, compared with white patients, according to a recent presentation at the annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology.

ACS Surgery News, MDedge

Annual Ob/Gyn visit a ‘powerful opportunity’ to talk heart health

Cardiology, obstetrics, and gynecology providers should use a woman’s annual visit to her Ob/Gyn to promote healthy lifestyle choices, screen for signs of cardiovascular disease and risk factors, and improve her overall cardiovascular health.

Cardiology News, MDedge

Social media use linked to 10% increase in risk of new ADHD symptoms among teens

Adolescents who frequently used digital media were more likely to develop subsequent symptoms of ADHD over a 2 year period, according to results from a prospective, longitudinal cohort study published in JAMA.

Family Practice News, MDedge

Reduced Lupus Risk Linked to Moderate Alcohol Consumption in Women

Women who consume a moderate amount of alcohol daily had a reduced risk of developing systemic lupus erythematosus compared with women who did not consume alcohol at all, according to research from two groups of nurses published in Arthritis Care & Research.

Rheumatology Advisor, Haymarket Media

Patient Journeys

It's Time To End The Silence

The first thing you notice when you meet Tara is her extraordinary personality. She is driven and focused, yet approachable. Her affable nature may surprise some people when they hear her story: Tara has spent most of her life battling endometriosis, a chronic, sometimes debilitating disease that currently has no cure.

Endometriosis & Pelvic Pain Center

Seeds of Success: Gerhart Family

Anne Marie and Lee knew they wanted a baby. But they also knew they were having trouble conceiving, and no doctor seemed to know what was wrong.

Reproductive Associates of DE

Education Is Key

Alyssa is a bubbly 27-year-old who has her medical history all but memorized. Her journey with pelvic pain began when she started having her period at 13 years old. When she brought up these issues to her doctors, many of them told her that her pain symptoms were a normal part of growing up. Because some of the women in her family also had reproductive issues, Alyssa always knew something wasn’t right.

Endometriosis & Pelvic Pain Center

Seeds of Success - DePaul Family

At 29, Megan couldn’t shake the idea that she should have had children by now. While her family wasn’t pressuring her to have a baby, seeing all her friends getting pregnant combined with the desire of having a child of her own with her husband, Sam, made her decide to take the first step to see a specialist.

Reproductive Associates of DE

Asking the Right Questions Makes all the Difference

Looking back, Carrie firmly believes that, if one of her doctors had asked her the right questions about her period, she would have been diagnosed with endometriosis sooner. Carrie went to five different doctors and received five different explanations for her pain, but none of them were the right diagnosis.

Endometriosis & Pelvic Pain Center

Other Patient Journeys

Seeds of Success - Green Family
Reproductive Associates of DE

Living With An Invisible Disease
Endometriosis & Pelvic Pain Center

Seeds of Success - Pena Family
Reproductive Associates of DE

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