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Ministry phases out handwritten doctor’s prescriptions

7,000 deaths worldwide result from illegible handwriting. The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued a circular that private medical facilities can no longer issue handwritten prescriptions and instead must give electronic or printed versions. The deadline for implementing the

States require doctors to use prescription drug monitoring systems for patients

Long before the current opioid epidemic, most states developed tracking systems to allow physicians and pharmacists to check patients’ use of prescription drugs, including opioid painkillers, to determine whether they may be receiving too many pills, at too high a dose

4 diet myths doctors want you to stop believing

From ditching gluten unnecessarily to opting for low-fat foods, there are a lot of untruths surrounding healthy eating. This misinformed advice can not only cloud your judgment, it can actually prevent you from getting healthy at all. To clarify things, we asked four