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Latest Pulmonology News

CDC: TB Incidence Declined Slightly in United States in 2017

In 2017, tuberculosis (TB) incidence declined in the United States and modest progress was made toward global TB elimination, according to two studies published in the March 21 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money

On average, each dollar spent on over-the-counter medicines saves the U.S. health care system $7.20, totaling nearly $146 billion in annual savings, according to a report released March 18 by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association.

Doctors With Malpractice Claims More Likely to Leave Medicine

Physicians with one or more paid malpractice claims are more likely to leave practice or shift into smaller practice settings, according to a study published in the March 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Practices for Reducing COPD Hospital Readmissions Explored

Communication, implementation of guidelines, and improved identification of risk factors may help reduce chronic obstructive pulmonary disease hospital readmissions, according to a report published in the February issue of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.