The Handoff: Your Week in Endocrinology News - 2/3/17
The Handoff is a weekly roundup of endocrinology and general medicine news covering various developments in subspecialties, as well as pharmaceutical industry, association, and society news.
--Celebrate Superbowl Sunday with this oldie-but-goodie from the New York Times: a study that investigated the correlation between football game outcomes and calorie consumption found that a losing game can trigger emotional eating habits in fans — meaning that, regardless of who you or your patients are rooting for, snack smart.
--New York Times readers from around the country shared their concerns and hopes surrounding the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
--A class-action suit has been filed against Sanofi, NovoNordisk, and Eli Lilly over what lawyers are calling “an ‘insidious' pricing war” for insulin.
--After a meeting this week with pharmaceutical industry lobbyists, the president has backed off his campaign promise allowing Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices.
--Senate Democrats boycotted a scheduled vote to confirm Representative Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services following unanswered questions surrounding Rep. Price's investments.
--Doctors, nurses, and students from across the country have signed an open letter calling on the Cleveland Clinic to cut “perceived ties” to the presidential administration following the immigration executive order.
--Endocrinology Advisor examined strategies that may result in improved inpatient care during residents' end-of-rotation transitions.
--Endocrinologists and neurologists joined together with the American Diabetes Association to develop a position statement focused on the prevention, treatment, and management of diabetic neuropathy.