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  • FDA Chief Tops Most Influential Physicians ListScott Gottlieb's work to speed approval of generics and his calls for drug price transparency were cited in his selection to Modern Healthcare's annual ranking. The number of women on the list doubled this year.
  • Veteran Suicide Rate Still RisingA new report shows an average of 20 veterans continue to die by suicide every day, making it a 'top clinical priority' for the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Alpha-blockers Do Not Promote Passage of Urinary StonesA new study adds to evidence that alpha-blockers do not expedite the passage of ureteral stones in patients who present with renal colic compared with placebo, although stone size may matter.
  • Fecal Transplant Promising Primary Therapy for C diffFecal microbiota transplantation can be used for first-line treatment of C difficile, and it might also have an effect on neurologic and autoimmune diseases, such as autism and alopecia areata.

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  • Concierge Practice: Could the New Models Be Right for You? Many physicians who are frustrated with the demands of medicine have considered concierge medicine, but may not have made the move. With new models emerging, some doctors may change their minds.
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