FDA approves generic naloxone nasal spray April 24, 2019
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first generic nasal spray version of Narcan, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses. According to CBS News, naloxone has previously been sold as a generic or brand-name drug in automatic injectors, prefilled syringes and vials. The brand-name version of Narcan nasal spray has been available since 2016.
Summer CME with the PAFP - bring your family! April 23, 2019
Join the PAFP this summer, bring your family along and experience a truly unique CME event! Lake Raystown Resort and Conference Center in Huntingdon County will play host for our 3rd Annual Dermatology and Outdoor Medicine Conference from Thursday, Aug. 8 through Saturday, Aug. 10. Lots of family activities are available! Click here to register today!
This flu season the longest in a decade April 22, 2019
If it feels like this year's flu season is dragging on, there's a simple reason - it is. According to CBS News, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says this year's flu season is the longest on record over the past 10 years. That's in part because two strains of the flu surfaced at different times. Up to 41.3 million Americans showed flu symptoms this year.
Physician compensation report: how do doctors fare? April 18, 2019
Medscape's Physician Compensation Report 2019 hosts an in-depth look at how physicians are faring in the financial arena. According to Medscape, primary care physician compensation sits at an average of $237,000 - up from an average of $195,000 in 2015. More specifically, family medicine physicians earn an average of $231,000.
Featured: Tell the Pa. Senate to oppose scope of practice legislation
Senate Bill 25 seeks to remove the collaborative agreement requirements for CRNPs, contending the agreements are no longer necessary and restricting service to rural areas. The PAFP, along with all the other physician associations in Pennsylvania, opposes this legislation in the name of patient safety. Click here to use the AAFP's Speak Out tool to contact your senator.