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Sep 02, 2016, 10:26 ET Nation's Emergency Physicians ID Insurance Industry as Co-Culprits in High Drug Prices

 In response to a recent rash of news stories reporting spikes in price for both generic and name-brand pharmaceutical drugs, the president of...


Aug 29, 2016, 09:29 ET ERs After Obamacare: More Patients, Fewer On-Call Specialists

The average monthly emergency department visit increased by 5.7 percent in Illinois after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA),...


Aug 24, 2016, 11:07 ET Seniors with More Continuity of Care Use the ER Less

Seniors with traditional Medicare coverage who have more continuity of care – defined as consistently seeing the same physician in an...


Aug 04, 2016, 09:57 ET Local Spread of Zika Identified in the United States - Emergency Physicians Prepare

 The nation's emergency physicians continue to closely monitor and prepare for the evolving situation regarding the Zika virus, which recently...


Aug 01, 2016, 13:32 ET ACEP Cuestiona Informes De Los Medios Que Culpan A Pacientes De Emergencia Por La Crisis Fiscal De Puerto Rico

 El Colegio Americano de Médicos de Emergencia (ACEP) conjuntamente con su Capítulo de Puerto Rico (también conocido como...


Aug 01, 2016, 13:15 ET ACEP Takes Issue With Media Reports That Blame Emergency Patients For Puerto Rico's Fiscal Crisis

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and its Puerto Rico Chapter today jointly took issue with recent media reports blaming...


Aug 01, 2016, 10:36 ET Homework For Parents -- Your Child's Back-To-School Health Checklist

Summer fun is nearing an end.  It's almost time to put away the swimsuits and dust off the book bags. More than 50 million students will head...


Jul 27, 2016, 15:24 ET Street Norco Looks Like the Real Thing but Really, Really Isn't

A paper published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine warns that a new street drug combining fentanyl and a novel synthetic opioid is...


Jul 07, 2016, 08:11 ET High Blood Pressure By Itself Is Not Necessarily An Emergency

Visits to emergency departments for patients with hypertension increased by 64 percent between 2002 and 2012 while hospitalizations for those...


Jul 06, 2016, 15:00 ET ACEP Applauds HHS Proposal to Remove Pain Questions From Federal Patient Satisfaction Surveys

In response to a proposal by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell to remove pain questions from various CMS Patient Experience...


Jul 05, 2016, 11:04 ET Drowning #1 Cause For Unintentional Injury Death For Kids 1 to 4 Years Of Age

Summer is here, which means millions of people hit the pools, beaches and lakes to cool off and take in the sun. The nation's emergency physicians...


Jun 15, 2016, 17:49 ET ACEP Applauds House Passage of Mental Health Legislation

 Following Congressional progress toward providing additional resources for patients with serious mental illness, the American College of...


Jun 15, 2016, 17:49 ET ACEP Applauds House Passage of Mental Health Legislation

 Following Congressional progress toward providing additional resources for patients with serious mental illness, the American College of...


Jun 15, 2016, 17:49 ET ACEP Applauds House Passage of Mental Health Legislation

 Following Congressional progress toward providing additional resources for patients with serious mental illness, the American College of...


Jun 15, 2016, 17:49 ET ACEP Applauds House Passage of Mental Health Legislation

 Following Congressional progress toward providing additional resources for patients with serious mental illness, the American College of...


Jun 13, 2016, 10:07 ET ACEP Issues Statement on Orlando Mass Shooting

In response to the mass shooting this weekend in Orlando, Florida, Dr. Jay Kaplan, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians...


Jun 13, 2016, 10:07 ET ACEP Issues Statement on Orlando Mass Shooting

In response to the mass shooting this weekend in Orlando, Florida, Dr. Jay Kaplan, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians...


Jun 13, 2016, 10:07 ET ACEP Issues Statement on Orlando Mass Shooting

In response to the mass shooting this weekend in Orlando, Florida, Dr. Jay Kaplan, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians...


Jun 02, 2016, 10:30 ET Zika Reinforces the Importance of Insect Repellent

The Zika virus has been identified in many locations, including reported cases here in the United States. The virus — which is specifically...


Jun 02, 2016, 10:30 ET Zika Reinforces the Importance of Insect Repellent

The Zika virus has been identified in many locations, including reported cases here in the United States. The virus — which is specifically...


Jun 02, 2016, 10:30 ET Zika Reinforces the Importance of Insect Repellent

The Zika virus has been identified in many locations, including reported cases here in the United States. The virus — which is specifically...


May 19, 2016, 14:48 ET ACEP Sues Federal Government

 Following a federal government decision in favor of health insurance companies, the nation's emergency physicians filed suit against the U.S....


May 18, 2016, 09:11 ET Educational Debt for Emergency Medicine Bigger Than Average Mortgage

The average educational debt carried by emergency medicine residents is approximately 25 percent higher than the average mortgage in the United...


May 09, 2016, 00:01 ET Insurance Companies Mislead Patients By Selling "Affordable" Policies That Cover Very Little

Nine in 10 emergency physicians responding to a new poll say that health insurance companies are misleading patients by offering "affordable"...


May 03, 2016, 09:48 ET Imodium® for a Legal High Is As Dumb and Dangerous as It Sounds

 The over-the-counter anti-diarrhea medication Imodium®, or its key ingredient loperamide, is increasingly being abused by people...