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USPSTF: Evidence Lacking on Scoliosis Screening in Kids, Teens

AAFP's Stance Mirrors Task Force Guidance

01/11/2018 — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a final recommendation statement on Jan. 9, saying that evidence is insufficient to recommend screening patients ages 10-18 for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

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01/09/2018 — The AAFP, as part of its EveryONE Project, has launched an initial screening toolkit to help physicians identify and respond to social determinants of health that affect their patients.

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01/08/2018 — The FDA has proposed new draft guidance for a risk-based enforcement approach to regulating drug products labeled as homeopathic. The agency plans to prioritize enforcement and regulatory actions for unapproved homeopathic drug products that have the greatest potential risk for consumers.

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12/22/2017 — The FDA finalized a rule Dec. 20 that said triclosan and 23 other active ingredients aren't safe and effective for use in OTC antiseptic products.

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Fresh Perspectives Blog

Share the insights and experiences of new-to-practice family physicians.

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