The Drug Enforcement Administration announced in August that extra restrictions would soon be placed on prescription opioid painkillers. After a 45-day waiting period, these new regulations have now been activated, and the way narcotic pain medications are distributed has changed significantly as a result. [Read more…]
With instant access to virtually everything online, doctors don’t have the luxury of hiding behind a gatekeeper at the front desk or phone to prevent patients and would-be patients from learning more about them. But this is not necessarily a bad thing. With more consumer access to physician information, ratings and philosophy, doctors can improve their image and boost their credibility with clients they’re attempting to serve.