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The Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee (CRDAC) of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviews safety and efficacy data for cardiovascular and renal drugs, ultimately making recommendations to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs for approval. The Open Public Hearing segment of these meetings allows for patients, advocates, healthcare professionals, clinical trialists, and members … Read More
In the September issue of Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (JOM), you’ll find a lineup of articles across various subspecialty areas and topics, including an evaluation of the effects of long-term opioid therapy on measures of back-specific disability and health-related quality of life in patients with chronic low back pain, an assessment of the knowledge and … Read More
The following list of recently deceased osteopathic physicians includes links to obituaries and online memorials if they’re available. Readers can notify the AOA of their deceased colleagues by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. View a list of past In Memoriam columns here.
7a.m. Right on the dot, my alarm blares. I groan as I slowly crawl out of bed, dreading another full day of studying. Since I started medical school, each day has consisted of space-barring through flashcards, watching lectures and reading PowerPoints in an endless cycle. Each minute spent doing something other than studying feels like … Read More
Third year is an exciting turning point in medical school. After two years of learning the information necessary to pass classes and the first COMLEX exam, it is time to apply all that knowledge and skills in clerkship. However, when a pandemic threw a curveball to medical education, the osteopathic medical students in the Class … Read More
Here’s a fun fact: according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary (you remember dictionaries, right?), the term “go-bag” first appeared in 1991. I had already been in practice for two years then. Some of you weren’t born yet. The aforementioned dictionary defines it as: “a bag packed with survival supplies and kept ready for use in case … Read More
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