Working with clinical trials a common theme for KOL migration into industry

Richard l. Lindstrom
NEW ORLEANS — A large number of doctors are joining companies as chief medical officers, OSN Chief Medical Editor Richard L. Lindstrom, MD, said in remarks at the Ophthalmology Innovation Summit, where he introduced a panel discussion highlighting the migration of key opinion leaders into industry.
“We have a significant example of that [on the panel] here,” Lindstrom said, as he solicited stories of balancing practice and business from Rajesh K. Rajpal, MD, Emmett T. Cunningham Jr., MD, PhD, MPH, Steven C. Schallhorn, MD, Johathan Talamo, MD, (Read more...)

ACP: Improving health care price transparency ‘vital’

Jack Ende
Increasing access to meaningful information, including price, cost and quality data on health care services, can aid in efforts to improve health care price transparency and may help mend the health care fragmentation, according to a new policy paper by the ACP.
“Our health care system is undergoing multiple shifts: an increase in insured patients, moving payments to quality-based systems, and ever-increasing data,” Jack Ende, MD, MACP, president of ACP, said in a press release. “Additionally, patients are increasingly responsible for a greater portion of their

Intranasal tear neurostimulation increases acute tear production

Edward J. Holland
NEW ORLEANS — Data from two studies reinforce the finding that intranasal tear neurostimulation results in significantly increased acute tear production compared with either active extranasal or sham intranasal applications, a speaker said.
“As we’ve learned over the last few years, stimulation of the trigeminal afferent nerve in the nasal mucosa triggers the nasolacrimal reflex pathway, and this contributes both to basal and stimulated tear production,” Edward J. Holland, MD, said at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting. “The intranasal