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Big barrier to buprenorphine removed

The U.S. government no longer requires an X waiver to treat patients with buprenorphine for opioid use disorder.

Our words matter

Difficult conversations offer moments when physicians can be true healers and provide empathy, compassion, and comfort through something as simple as their words.

The road to advocacy's ‘Final Four’

Although ACP achieved major changes to the evaluation and management (E/M) codes, implementation of these changes has not been perfect. There is ongoing work to be done.

ACP Internist Weekly

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Forum focuses on preventing firearm injury

During “Firearm Injury: An Escalating Health Crisis,” a panel of experts discussed what health care professionals can do to reduce the adverse impact of guns on patients' health.

Physicians can become more effective communicators by developing public speaking and presentation skills which will help them convey information about complex diseases and risk mitigation to patients

Prepare for next pandemic by training leaders

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the prospect of others, public health and medical groups are developing training initiatives to increase the numbers of infectious disease and public health specialists across the country.

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‘Getting back to normal’ at Internal Medicine Meeting 2023

The meeting will be held April 27-29 in San Diego and virtually, with in-person precourses offered on April 25-26.

Getting to know GLP-1 receptor agonists

Choosing among glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists depends on many factors, such as the desired outcome and individual risks among patients.

Combo treatment approved for asthma

This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.

More pearls for diagnosing abdominal pain

A reader responds to coverage in ACP Internist.

Officers and Regents election results announced

The election of Officers and Regents has been completed, and terms become effective at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting and Town Hall at Internal Medicine Meeting 2023 in San Diego.

MKSAP Quiz: Heaviness, swelling of breast

A 50-year-old woman is evaluated for heaviness and swelling of her right breast of 3 weeks' duration. One week ago, she noticed that her outer breast had a pink appearance. Following a physical and breast exams and complete blood count, what is the most likely diagnosis?

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Learn the latest on excessive alcohol use, opioid use disorder

This month's issue addresses alcohol use and misuse, prescribing buprenorphine, and improving health care's response to future pandemics.

Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives

ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, ACP Internist Weekly.


The College notes the passing of Charles (Charlie) K. Francis, MD, MACP.

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