Family Medicine
The MD Magazine Family Medicine specialty page provides clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

The Safety Profile of Teriflunomide for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment
“This appears to be a very safe and effective drug, and is a valuable part of our therapeutic armamentarium. I don’t think teriflunomide addresses all the unmet needs in MS, in fact, no drug meets all the unmet needs, but this is a very well tolerated oral agent.”
Evaluating Dementia in the Primary Care Setting
Dementia is even more common than heart failure, making it necessary for physicians in the primary care setting to understand, David Reuben, MD, Archstone professor of medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) told MD Magazine.
When Red Flags Arise Before Prescribing Opioids
Doctors should have an honest discussion with patients who exhibit red flags showing that they should not be given opioids, Larry Greenblatt, MD, of Duke University School of Medicine said at the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting (ACP 2017) in San Diego, California.
When Is It Time to Refer a Patient with Asthma or COPD to a Specialist?
Meredith McCormack, MD, MHS, talked about managing asthma and COPD in the primary care setting and when it’s time to refer a patient to a specialist at the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting (ACP 2017) in San Diego, California.

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