‘Reads Like Attack Journalism’: What We Heard This Week

Derick Alison
Derick Alison
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“[It] reads like attack journalism as opposed to balanced and thoughtful policy research.” Brian Miller, MD, MPH, of Johns Hopkins University, expressing concerns about a report on Medicare Advantage plans.

“We just ignored them and ignored their plight.” — Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, of the VA St. Louis Health Care System in Missouri, discussing how science ignored other post-viral symptoms before long COVID.

“Measles itself is not a trivial illness.” — Walter Orenstein, MD, DSc, from Emory University School of Medicine, discussing recent outbreaks.

“We didn’t want to make it so cheap that they just apply to ridiculous numbers.” — Gabrielle Campbell, MBA, of the Association of American Medical Colleges, on upcoming price changes for residency applications.

“Physicians have a human need to periodically truly unplug from work and recharge.” — Christine Sinsky, MD, MACP, of the American Medical Association, discussing burnout among doctors who take fewer vacation days.

“We haven’t seen the FDA go beyond issuing warning letters to take any further steps in the birth-related biologics arena.” — Paul Knoepfler, PhD, of the University of California Irvine, on a recent FDA warning letter to MiMedx about placenta-derived wound healing products.

“[I hope this research] will serve as an alarm for legislators and healthcare administrators in restrictive states that they are facing a crisis among their ob/gyn workforce.” — David Hackney, MD, of Case Western Reserve University, discussing adverse clinical and personal consequences of abortion restrictions on ob/gyns.

“Being dismissive of pain, or being dismissive of an opioid use disorder in pregnancy isn’t going to result in having healthier children.” — Erin Kelty, PhD, of the University of Western Australia, on managing prenatal opioid exposure.

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