February 1, 2008
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The Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) is a program by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that affects physicians and other health care providers who participate in Medicare. Clinicians in practically all medical specialties can participate in this voluntary reporting initiative and earn a bonus for satisfactory reporting.
Rosiglitazone (Avandia) implicated in yet another study; Prilosec and Nexium not associated with cardiac events; Anastrozole (Arimidex) shown more effective than tamoxifen for treatment of early-stage breast cancer; antibiotics show no effect on sinusitis; FDA actions.