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Industry payments consistently linked to physician prescribing

(HealthDay)—Industry payments are associated with physician prescribing patterns, according to a systematic review published online Nov. 24 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Aaron P. Mitchell, M.D., M.P.H., from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and colleagues examined whether receipt of payments from the drug industry is associated with physician prescribing […]

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Incorrect prescribing alerts common for psychotropic meds

(HealthDay)—Incorrect prescribing alerts for psychotropic medications may be common, according to a study published online Dec. 4 in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Katharine A. Phillips, M.D., from New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, and Leslie Citrome, M.D., M.P.H., from New York Medical College in Valhalla, examined the accuracy of automated prescribing warnings, with […]