Medical economics

Patients of color less likely to get specialist care

(HealthDay)—People of color are consistently less likely to see medical specialists than white patients are, a new U.S. study finds, highlighting yet another disparity in the nation's health care system.

Medications

Increase seen in hydroxychloroquine Rx by nonroutine specialists

(HealthDay)—In March 2020, compared with March 2019, there was an 80-fold increase in new prescriptions for hydroxychloroquine by specialists who did not typically prescribe these medications, according to research published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

French doctors: First virus case may have been in December

French scientists say they may have identified a possible case of the new coronavirus dating back to December—about a month before the first cases were officially confirmed in Europe.

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