Med Ed Report briefs: June 2014

The Blood Sugar Basics website
The Blood Sugar Basics website

The ACCME put the University of Louisville CME program on probation after discovering that a physician employed by a pharma company taught at a course in Phoenix, AZ. The move came less than two months after another med-ed committee put the school on probation, The Courier-Journal reported.

Merck launched Blood Sugar Basics to improve physician-patient dialogue around proper A1C management. The program, aimed at PCPs who have patients with type 2 diabetes, debuted at May's American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists 23rd Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress.

Despite advances in gout treatment, physician education remains the greatest unmet need in the therapeutics market, said research and consulting firm GlobalData. Most physicians “still do not take gout seriously enough,” its report says.

BroadcastMed announced enhancements, such as closed-captioning and enhanced search, to its online structured learning application. The application, open to HCPs on its network, supports learning activities sponsored by academic medical centers, medical device manufacturers and med-ed companies, the firm said.

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