New Illinois Laws to Know for 2019

New Illinois Laws to Know for 2019

It’s a new year, and that means a host of new laws take effect in Illinois. We reviewed them and summarized the ones most likely to impact your healthcare practice. As the new year begins, many laws passed by the Illinois General Assembly also take effect. Over 250 new laws become effective on January 1st,...

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How to Combat Pressure from Patients to Prescribe the Drugs They See on TV

How to Combat Pressure from Patients to Prescribe the Drugs They See on TV

If you feel like your TV advertisements increasingly include more prescription drugs, you’re right.  Pharmaceutical companies are pouring money into their consumer marketing campaigns, spending $4.5 billion in 2014, $3.5 billion in 2012, and $2.5 billion in...

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How Sex Disparities in Clinical Drug Trials Hurt Women

How Sex Disparities in Clinical Drug Trials Hurt Women

Although women consume more pharmaceuticals than men, they comprise a minority of clinical trial test subjects and are at twice the risk for adverse drug reactions. Those who advocate for scientific accountability of sex differences in drug studies argue that the pharmaceutical industry lacks a commitment to women’s...

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