Med Ed

Merck rolls out MedEd website in India

The website is a joint effort between Merck and The Lancet.

Rebound seen in HCP meeting turnout: report

Rebound seen in HCP meeting turnout: report

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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.

CME income rises, despite steep pharma cuts

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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.

Industry pushing for further clarity on Sunshine Act

Industry pushing for further clarity on Sunshine Act

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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.

Study says CME leads to million-dollar savings

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The estimated cost savings for only 10% of participants changing their practice is somewhere in the million-dollar range, according to a study.

BI, Lilly go simple in new SGLT med-ed effort

BI, Lilly go simple in new SGLT med-ed effort

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Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly rolled out a pre-launch SGLT campaign that breaks ranks with branding for J&J's SGLT2 inhibitor Invokana.

ProPublica's Charles Ornstein on life beyond Sunshine

ProPublica's Charles Ornstein on life beyond Sunshine

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What will become of Dollars for Docs after the Sunshine provisions go into effect? We asked Charles Ornstein, who told us what's next for the project.

Sunshine spawns fresh questions for med ed

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New transparency rules set to lay bare financial ties between physicians and pharma will be a mixed bag for medical education, providers say.

Video education effort aims at patients, doctors

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A new video-based educational series will aim to tailor content to both patients and physicians, the firms behind the effort say.

Pharma slashed CME funding again last year: report

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The drug industry dialed back its continuing medical education (CME) grant-giving in 2011, continuing a negative trend of the last few years.

People news: ACEHP and Preventice

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.

FDA opioid plan directs funding for CME

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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?

New president has 'big tent' vision for CME association

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Damon Marquis wants to make one thing clear: CME is not the only important form of medical education.

Pri-Med sold; John Mooney returns as CEO

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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.

Company news: Lighthouse Learning and Shire

The ACCME awarded provisional two-year accreditation to Lighthouse Learning, the educational content provider which develops and sells CME curricula without accepting commercial funding.

Recent Pfizer CME grants take non-clinical approach

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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.

Lilly becomes latest pharma to disclose non-cash transfers

Lilly becomes latest pharma to disclose non-cash transfers

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Eli Lilly reported paying $48.1 million to 45,440 physicians and/or 1,827 healthcare organizations during the first quarter, most of it for research and educational programs.

Florida harasses dead doc for off-label months after suicide

Florida harasses dead doc for off-label months after suicide

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The Florida Department of Health is seeking to sanction a doctor who committed suicide in February, distraught over getting swept up in an off-label promotion sting.

ACC nixes current model of CME satellite symposia

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The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is eliminating its traditional model for CME-certified satellite symposia at the Annual Scientific Session.

Is ABMS proposal a threat to the CME system?

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The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) issued a white paper examining how CME can support its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirement in the future. The paper raised hackles among some who saw it as a call for new credit systems.

People news: Lighthouse Learning

Lighthouse Learning, which develops and sells CME curricula without taking commercial support, hired Sherri Foster as CME director.

Has commercial support for CME bottomed out?

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Industry support for continuing medical education (CME) has been waning the last two years, but some say the bottom may be in sight.

New med-ed firm says no to industry funding

New med-ed firm says no to industry funding

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A new medical education company has opened offering to produce CME that is free of commercial support.

Meetings offer reps a shot at 'no-see' docs: survey

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While the number of physicians open to pharmaceutical sales calls is shrinking, a new survey suggests some venues are more hospitable to industry than others.

Why do doctors like branded med ed? Topics draw more than drug names

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Pharma's support for continuing medical education has been narrowing, due to budget cuts and intense scrutiny on commercial funding. However, so-called branded med ed programs have remained a mainstay.

Number of CME providers on probation doubles from last year

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The number of providers placed on probation by the nonprofit that regulates continuing medical education has more than doubled this year, from 15 to 35.

Physician leaders push back on policy barring industry speakers from talks

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A policy barring pharmaceutical industry employees from giving continuing medical education talks at meetings has elicited strong opposition from physician leaders.

ACCME reports industry shrinkage

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In the last 12 months, 142 medical-education providers either lost their accreditation to offer CME or decided not to apply for renewal, said the ACCME in a report issued last Friday.

Medical Education Report: Course Correction

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Certified and accredited CME has undergone a sea-change in recent years, with policies now in place emphasizing quality and leaving little room for bias (not that you'd know it, for all the buzz about conflicts of interest)

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