Duke Health System CEO appointed to head Institute of Medicine

Dr. Victor J. Dzau, the current president and CEO of Duke University Health System and chancellor for health affairs at Duke University, has been appointed to a six-year term as the next president of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), effective July 1, 2014. Dr. Dzau will take over the lead role from Dr. Harvey Fineberg, who served in the position for twelve years.

Live chat: Karen van Unen on medical marijuana

Health officials Friday revealed the names of the companies that will receive the first 20 licenses to open medical marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts. But what does this mean for residents, patients, and the medical community? Get your answers from Karen van Unen, the executive director of the medical marijuana program at the Mass. Department of Public Health.

Dr. Arnold Relman on becoming the patient

Dr. Arnold “Bud” Relman’s frequent writing about medicine has made him a notable voice among physicians. But, for a piece published in the latest edition of the New York Review of Books, Relman takes on an entirely new role for himself: helpless patient.

Trauma surgeons back funding to analyze emergency care in Mass.

Boston’s teaching hospitals have been so widely praised for saving dozens of Marathon bombing victims that trauma surgeons worry the state will grow complacent. They met with legislators Tuesday to remind them that luck and timing played a role on Patriot’s Day, and that the trauma system still has gaps that require attention.

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  • Senate compounding bill would exempt hospital pharmacies

    The state Senate passed a bill Wednesday requiring compounding pharmacies that custom-mix sterile drugs to obtain a special license from the state pharmacy board, submit to annual inspections, and report more information about their operations. But, unlike the plan approved last month by the House, it temporarily exempts a large segment of the industry: hospital pharmacies.

    Bill to increase pharmacy oversight in Mass. passes House

    Patients would be able to go online to check the safety record of Massachusetts compounding pharmacies that custom-mix medications and the businesses would be subject to surprise inspections under legislation unanimously approved by the House Wednesday and aimed at preventing a repeat of the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak blamed on steroid injections made by a Framingham speciality pharmacy.

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