The agency made good on a pledge to expand Bad Ad with a web-based CME course and case studies representing common problems.
Attendance by physicians crept up in 2012, said the trade group HCEA, but overall turnout was flat, likely because exhibitors brought less personnel along to meetings.
Some providers of CME are getting better at complying with accreditation criteria, data show, yet many are still struggling to meet a stricter set of requirements.
Pharma's med-ed cut was its fifth in a row. But other income surged, filling the void as the funding picture for CME continued to even out.
With a clear buffet exemption in-hand, the agency's position with respect to CME meals seems pretty clear. Industry is pushing for more clarity around the treatment of accrediting bodies.
The estimated cost savings for only 10% of participants changing their practice is somewhere in the million-dollar range, according to a study.
A CME activity was associated with increased testing that could head off neuropathy in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly rolled out a pre-launch SGLT campaign that breaks ranks with branding for J&J's SGLT2 inhibitor Invokana.
Medical science liaisons will educate nuclear-medicine clinicians as part of the launch of a new Navidea diagnostic agent for use in breast and skin cancer.
New transparency rules set to lay bare financial ties between physicians and pharma will be a mixed bag for medical education, providers say.
CMS issued its long-delayed final rule for collecting data on industry payments to physicians, ordering data collection to begin in August and asserting that the federal law preempts state laws.
MDLinx owner M3 Group is partnering with Argentine online CME firm Medcenter on a content-sharing deal that will expand its in-language reach to Spain, Portugal and Latin America.
The med-ed company is buying Amazing Charts, a tie-up the firms say will enable them to deliver customized education to physicians and then assess the patient-level impact.
Only 35% of physicians are aware of the FDA's class-wide safety plan for certain opioids, a survey showed, suggesting an awareness challenge as the plan gets under way.
Physicians are reconsidering their participation in industry-sponsored CME, fearful that their inclusion in Sunshine Act databases as having received payments from companies will tarnish their reputations and fuel perceptions of conflicts of interest, a survey has found.
The drug industry dialed back its continuing medical education (CME) grant-giving in 2011, continuing a negative trend of the last few years.
The Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEHP) named a new executive director, and mobile health app firm Preventice hired a director of global business development.
The FDA's opioid REMS safety plan is challenged on two fronts: getting CME providers to offer courses and getting doctors to attend them. Can the agency's scheme educate enough physicians to curb an epidemic?
Progress in keeping commercial bias from industry-based certified CME is at hand, say those who produce and fund it.
Damon Marquis wants to make one thing clear: CME is not the only important form of medical education.
Those who produce and fund certified medical education acknowledge that conflict of interest is one issue that seems to constantly crop up. But while conflict is inevitable, bias doesn't have to be, they insist in a new video.
Pfizer is changing the way it funds medical education to make smarter use of a shrinking pool of funds and to enhance the impact of activities it supports.
Pri-Med founder John Mooney and his former management team have returned to the firm, which is under new ownership following M|C Holding's sale of Pri-Med's US assets to Canadian event and media producer Diversified Business Communications.
It probably won't have the same ability to tap industry for support, but a new med-ed center at Stanford has some other interesting parallels with the school's CME program.
Doctors are still getting their CME, but mostly the non-commercially supported kind.
State-accredited CME providers continue to decrease, with 68 dropping out as of last year, but so far the trend has not posed a threat to physician education, one official says.
The ACCME awarded provisional two-year accreditation to Lighthouse Learning, the educational content provider which develops and sells CME curricula without accepting commercial funding.
Corporate logos may still appear in CME commercial support disclosures, ACCME said, after a majority of respondents expressed disapproval of its proposal to ban them.
The drug industry's backing of certified CME fell for a third straight year, as registration fees and other income surged, just-released data from ACCME show.
In a sign of industry's ongoing desire to broaden its CME funding outlook, a couple of recently supported educational programs by Pfizer aim to foster practice-based improvement as they seek to advance the science of CME.