FDA Plans to Halt Painkiller Abuse

With abuse of painkillers steadily on the rise, the Food and Drug Administration has recommended tighter controls on how doctors prescribe these drugs, according to The New York Times. A debate over whether painkillers that contain the narcotic hydrocodone should be...

New Doctors Lack Bedside Manner

Doctors in their first year out of medical school are unlikely to display communications skills that can improve a patient’s recovery and lead to greater patient satisfaction, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University.  Observers recorded the...