Business of Medicine

Pearl of the Month

More on using expired medications

The expiration date is a date, required by law, that the manufacturer can guarantee greater than 90% original potency of the medication.


Laboratory testing: No doctor required?

Shouldn’t we allow people to get the tests they want, at least if they are willing to pay for it? Of course, it’s not quite that simple.


The Optimized Doctor

The differential diagnosis you’re missing

An itchy 73-year-old woman came to see me. She had seen several competent dermatologists, had comprehensive workups, and had reasonable, even...


The top tax breaks that physicians use

“You want to maximize your retirement contributions,” says Mark Steber, the chief tax information officer for Jackson Hewitt Tax Services. “If you...