Racial Inequality In Access To Medications For Opioid Use Disorder


Black Americans have experienced a higher rise in opioid overdose-related fatalities since 2010 than any other demographic category, currently there is no evidence at the national level describing ethnic or racial disparities in the use of drugs for opioid use disorder (OUD).  The study used Medicare claim information collected over the 2016–2019 period for a […]

Chatbot vs. Doctor: Unveiling the Effectiveness of AI Diagnosis Tools For Home Use


Artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots for self-diagnosis are on the rise, according to Benjamin Tolchin, a neurologist and ethicist at Yale University. Patients are turning to AI chatbots like OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Microsoft’s Bing, and Google’s Med-PaLM to seek answers to their health-related questions. These large language models (LLMs) are trained on vast amounts of text from […]

A Rural County’s Choice: Use Opioid Funds to Pay Off Debt, or Pay Them Forward to Curb Crisis


Over the past two years, rural Greene County in northeastern Tennessee has collected more than $2.7 million from regional and national settlements with opioid manufacturers and distributors. But instead of helping people harmed by addiction, county officials are finding other ways to spend it. They have put $2.4 million toward paying off the county’s debt and have directed another $1 […]

Board Members Quit Over ‘Unethical’ Fees At A Global Science Journal


As per a report published in The Guardian, over 40 leading scientists have resigned from the editorial board of Neuroimage, a top science journal, in protest of Elsevier’s refusal to reduce publication charges. The entire academic board of the journal, including professors from Oxford University, King’s College London, and Cardiff University, stepped down in a […]

High BMI In Early And Middle Adulthood Linked To Higher GI Cancer Risk


Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a significant public health concern and is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer among men and women in the United States. While advancements in screening and detection have resulted in earlier diagnoses, the number of annual incident CRC cases remains high, possibly due to increased risk factors such as obesity. Obesity […]

Exploring The Ethics of Ai-Generated Research: The Impact on Scientific Publishing and Medical Knowledge

According to a recent article published in the Jama Network, the quantity and sophistication of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to assist authors in enhancing the quality of their article drafts and final publications is fast increasing. Strategies for improving one’s own writing, grammar, language, references, statistics, and reporting standards are among them. AI-assisted tools are […]

New Jersey DOH Announces $80.5 Million To Strengthen Healthcare Capabilities

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) will receive $80.5 million over the next five years from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support public health workforce development and training, establishing core skills, and data modernization. As per its official release, “The OE22-2203: Strengthening U.S. Public Health Infrastructure, Workforce, and Data Systems […]

More Medical Schools Decide to Withdraw from US News Rankings

Following the announcement last week that Harvard Medical School would no longer submit data or participate in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings, additional universities have followed suit. As per Med Page Today, top schools, including the Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons at Columbia University, the Stanford School of Medicine, and the […]

ChatGPT Barely Passes USMLE

As per Moneycontrol, ChatGPT, a big language model built by OpenAI, barely passed all three sections of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) in a research trial. The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is a standardized exam that evaluates the knowledge and skills of medical students and graduates and is required for licensing […]

62% Of Americans Do Not Trust Their Health Care Provider to Provide Accurate Plans: Study

Ribbon Health (Ribbon), an industry leader in healthcare provider data management, has released the results of a new consumer survey titled How Health Plans Can Use Data to Unlock Better Care. OnePoll polled 1,000 consumers throughout the United States regarding their healthcare experiences and discovered that 62% of Americans do not trust their health plan […]