As physicians convene for the AMA's annual advocacy conference, President Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, says she remains optimistic that Congress will pass legislation to repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate formula, despite the lack of a clear funding plan.
Hospital physicians who overprescribe antibiotics are putting patients "at unnecessary risk of future drug-resistant infections, allergic reactions, and intestinal infections that can be deadly," a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official says.
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