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Doctors should prescribe generic medications whenever possible rather
than more expensive brand name drugs
Philadelphia, November 24, 2015 -- All clinicians should prescribe generic medications whenever possible as a way to improve adherence to therapy and clinical outcomes while containing costs, the American College of Physicians (ACP) advises in a new paper published today in Annals of Internal Medicine.
New Policy Paper Explores Impact of Concierge and Other Direct Patient Contracting Practices on Patient Care
New American College of Physicians Policy Paper Makes Nine Recommendations
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - The American College of Physicians (ACP) today released a position paper exploring the factors driving the growth of “concierge” and other “direct patient contracting practices” (DPCPs) and the “limited” evidence on their impact on patient care. A summary of the paper, Assessing the Policy and Patient Care Implications of ‘Concierge’ and Other Direct Patient Contracting Practices, is in today’s Annals of Internal Medicine online edition, with a link to the full paper.
American College of Physicians joins brief urging Supreme Court to
uphold considerations of race, ethnicity in medical school admissions
Philadelphia, November 2, 2015 -- The American College of Physicians today joined the Association of American Medical Colleges and 32 other organizations in an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief to the Supreme Court of the United States in the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case, urging the court to uphold considerations of race and ethnicity in the medical school admissions process.
Video news story featuring ACP President Dr. Wayne J. Riley discussing ACP's Best Practice Advice for prescribing generic medicines.
ACP in the News
|11/10/2015||ACP: Consider Low-Income Patients With Direct Pay - MedPage Today|
|11/9/2015||Blood Pressure Guidelines Are Far Too High, Experts Say - TIME Magazine|
|10/30/2015||The ‘Mall-ification’ of Medical Care - New York Times|
|10/29/2015||Doc Groups Generally Positive on House Budget Deal - MedPage Today|
|10/27/2015||Beware of high-deductible plans on Obamacare exchanges – they could make you sick - Philly.com|
|10/22/2015||5 Myths Even Doctors Believe - Health Magazine|
Page Updated: November 24, 2015