“It’s really the number one frustration with the healthcare system.” — American Medical Association president-elect Jack Resneck, MD, on the growing burden of prior authorization.
“The numbers were eye-opening.” — Ahmed Obeidat, MD, PhD, of the Medical College of Wisconsin, discussing the disproportionate numbers of multiple sclerosis patients in certain parts of Wisconsin.
“He put me on medication, and in a month I was a different person.” — Nerida Zapata, a patient with rheumatoid arthritis, treated at a clinic supported by the Arthritis Foundation that’s now facing legal troubles.
“We’re doing this for our community.” — Maulik Joshi, DrPH, president and CEO of Meritus Health, which faces a lawsuit from Walgreens after Meritus opened an independent pharmacy in the lobby of its flagship medical center.
“This is a new era for obesity treatment.” — Ania M. Jastreboff, MD, PhD, of Yale University School of Medicine, on trial data showing major weight loss with tirzepatide (Mounjaro), a dual GIP/GLP-1 receptor agonist currently approved for diabetes.
“We are not enough.” — Alba Azola, MD, of Johns Hopkins Medicine, on the dearth of long COVID clinics in America.
“This is a reform that deserves our very best attention.” — Thomas Dee, PhD, of Stanford University, discussing the drop in less serious crimes with a pilot program where healthcare workers responded to emergency calls instead of police.
“I’ve often joked of it as the Cheesecake Factory menu, for which you almost need an outline or a table of contents — we have more choices than ever.” — Joseph Mikhael, MD, of City of Hope Cancer Center, discussing new trial data in multiple myeloma.
Source : MedPageToday