Monthly Archives: April 2016

Be Wary of FDA-Designated “Breakthrough” Drugs

By: Dr. Ken Teufel When the FDA says a new drug is a "breakthrough," does that mean it's clearly better than what's already out there? Since 2012, the FDA has been empowered by Congress to label a drug as a "breakthrough therapy" if preliminary clinical evidence suggests it has an advantage over existing options.  Since…
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Top 5 Reasons to be a Locum Tenens Physician (Infographic)

Considered working locum tenens but still not sure if it’s the right fit for you? Check out the infographic below to see the top five benefits of working locum tenens. Then, visit Interim Physicians' Locum Tenens Jobs page to find your perfect assignment, or call 800-226-6347 to speak with a skilled physician recruiter.
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First Ever Guidelines Issued for Prescribing Opioids

By: Dr. Ken Teufel Think twice before writing that prescription for a pain-relieving opioid. That's the clear, strong message from the CDC in its attempt to curb the growing "epidemic" of pain killer abuse and opioid-related deaths. According to CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., sales of opioids such as Vicodin, Oxycontin, and Percocet have quadrupled since…
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A Powerful Tax Strategy for Freelance Physicians

By: Peter Thoms Doctors who earn self-employment income by working freelance are in a great position to save a large amount on taxes in 2016 by establishing an IRS-approved qualified retirement plan called a small business defined benefit plan before December 31, 2016. So what is a defined benefit plan and why is contributing to one such an effective…
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