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ACP issues policy recommendations to cut rising costs of prescription drugs

ACP called for increased transparency, lower out-of-pocket costs for patients, and improved access to affordable medications.

Internet-based rehab safe, effective for chronic vestibular syndrome, study finds

Patients with chronic vestibular syndrome were randomly assigned to a six-week internet-based intervention with weekly online sessions and 10 to 20 minutes of exercise a day, the internet-based intervention plus in-person physiotherapy support with home visits in weeks 1 and 3, or usual care.

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for a carotid bruit

A 67-year-old man is evaluated for a carotid bruit detected on routine medical examination. He reports no history of previous focal neurologic symptoms or visual loss. He has type 2 diabetes mellitus and hyperlipidemia treated with metformin, moderate-intensity pravastatin, and aspirin. Following a physical exam, neurological exam, and lab results, what is the most appropriate next step in management?

Higher baclofen dosage associated with encephalopathy in older patients with CKD

A retrospective Canadian study compared 30-day risk for encephalopathy in older patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who were newly prescribed at least 20 mg of baclofen per day versus a lower dose, as well as in baclofen users versus nonusers.

New ACP case study examines ethical challenges of telemedicine encounters

Developed by ACP's Ethics, Professionalism, and Human Rights Committee and the Center for Ethics and Professionalism, the case study is available on Medscape and a login is required.

New Bedside Rounds podcast episode explores medical epistemologies

After listening to any episode of Bedside Rounds, ACP members can log in to ACP's Online Learning Center to claim CME credit and MOC points.

And the winner is …

ACP Internist Weekly has tallied the voting from its latest cartoon contest, where readers are invited to match wits against their peers to provide the most original and amusing caption.