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Limiting Acetaminophen in Prescription Combination Opioid Products

In 2011, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a mandate to limit acetaminophen (paracetamol) to 325 mg/tablet in combination acetaminophen and opioid medications, with manufacturer compliance required by early 2014. In this podcast, JAMA Deputy Editor Mary M. McDermott, MD, interviews Jayme E. Locke, MD, MPH, and Babak J. Orandi, MD, PhD, about their JAMA study describing results of the FDA announcement on subsequent rates of hospitalizations for acute liver failure due to toxicity from acetaminophen-containing opioid drugs. RELATED CONTENT: __ __

18m
Mar 07
Diagnostic Errors in the Emergency Department: A System Solution Is Needed

In this JAMA author interview, Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD, Chief Quality & Clinical Transformation Officer, University Hospitals, Cleveland, and an internationally recognized expert in patient safety, discusses his recent article in JAMA on “Misdiagnosis in the Emergency Department.” A new report from AHRQ underscores the seriousness of this problem. RELATED CONTENT: __ __

20m
Feb 28
USPSTF Recommendation: Serologic Screening for Genital Herpes Infection

Interview with James Stevermer, MD, MSPH, USPSTF member and coauthor of Serologic Screening for Genital Herpes Infection: US Preventive Services Task Force Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement. Hosted by JAMA Editor in Chief Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS. Related Content: __ __

14m
Feb 14
Fluvoxamine vs Placebo and Time to Sustained Recovery From Mild or Moderate COVID-19

Susanna Naggie, MD, vice dean for research at Duke University's School of Medicine, discusses the ACTIV-6 trial of fluvoxamine for outpatient treatment of COVID-19 and outlines the role of platform trials during the pandemic. Hosted by JAMA Deputy Editor and Editorial Director for Equity Preeti Malani, MD, MSJ. Related Content: Effect of Fluvoxamine vs Placebo on Time to Sustained Recovery in Outpatients With Mild to Moderate COVID-19

15m
Jan 12
Challenges to Racial and Ethnic Diversity Policies in Undergraduate and Medical School Admissions

In the wake of new legal challenges to race-conscious admission policies, JAMA Interim Executive Editor Gregory Curfman, MD, discusses racial and ethnic diversity in undergraduate and medical school admission policies with Roy H. Hamilton, MD, MS, from the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. RELATED CONTENT: __ __

19m
Jan 10
Urgent Need for Next-Generation COVID-19 Vaccines

JAMA Deputy Editor Preeti Malani, MD, MSJ, discusses potential next-generation COVID-19 vaccines with Peter Marks, MD, PhD, director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the US Food and Drug Administration. RELATED CONTENT: __ __

13m
Jan 03
Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

In this JAMA author interview, we speak with Robert M. Califf, MD, Commissioner of the FDA, about a remarkable advance in the technology of hearing aids. Dr Califf has done important work to secure the entry of over-the-counter hearing aids into the market, providing a less expensive alternative to traditional hearing aids. In this interview, Dr Califf tells the story of how this technology has finally been made available to the public. RELATED CONTENT: __ __

15m
Dec 20, 2022
COP27 Climate Change Conference—Urgent Action Needed for Africa and the World

Interview with Chris Zielinski, Visiting Research Fellow and Faculty of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Winchester, UK, James Kigera, Editor-in-Chief, Annals of African Surgery, and James Tumwine, Editor-in-Chief, African Health Sciences, authors of COP27 Climate Change Conference—Urgent Action Needed for Africa and the World. Hosted by JAMA Editor in Chief Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD. RELATED CONTENT: __ __

24m
Nov 16, 2022
USPSTF Recommendation: Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults

Interview with Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH, USPSTF member and coauthor of Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. Hosted by JAMA Editor in Chief Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS. RELATED CONTENT: __ __

20m
Nov 15, 2022
USPSTF Recommendation: Hormone Therapy for Prevention of Postmenopausal Chronic Conditions

Interview with Carol Mangione, MD, MSPH, USPSTF chair and coauthor of Hormone Therapy for the Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Postmenopausal Persons: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. Hosted by JAMA Editor in Chief Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS. RELATED CONTENT: __ __

21m
Nov 01, 2022
USPSTF Recommendations: Screening for Anxiety in Children and Adolescents, and Depression and Suicide Risk Screening in Children and Adolescents

Interview with Martha Kubik, PhD, RN, USPSTF member and coauthor of Screening for Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement, and Screening for Depression and Suicide Risk in Children and Adolescents: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. Hosted by JAMA Editor in Chief Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS. RELATED CONTENT: __ __

20m
Oct 11, 2022
Treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease

In this JAMA Author Interview, JAMA Interim Executive Editor Greg Curfman, MD, speaks with Mary M. McDermott, MD, professor of medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, on current therapies for peripheral artery disease and a new clinical trial she directed on the use of telmisartan, an angiotensin receptor blocker, for patients with peripheral artery disease. Related Content: Effect of Telmisartan on Walking Performance in Patients With Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease

15m
Oct 04, 2022
Approaches to Reducing Firearm Violence

JAMA Network Open Editor Frederick Rivara, MD, MPH, discusses approaches to reducing firearm violence with several JAMA Viewpoint authors: Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH (Boston University), Elinore J. Kaufman, MD, MSHP (University of Pennsylvania), and Roger A. Mitchell Jr, MD (Howard University). Topics include the state-level response to firearm-related harms, the paucity of data on firearm violence, and the pervasive health effects of firearm violence on neighborhoods and in the carceral system. Related Content: __ __

21m
Sep 27, 2022
USPSTF Recommendation: Syphilis Screening in Nonpregnant Adolescents and Adults

Interview with Katrina E. Donahue, MD, MPH, USPSTF member and coauthor of Screening for Syphilis Infection in Nonpregnant Adolescents and Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement. Hosted by JAMA Editor in Chief Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS. Related Content: __ __

10m
Sep 27, 2022
Achieving Diagnostic Excellence

Arguably, a clinician’s most important role is providing an accurate and actionable diagnosis for patients. But challenges stand in the way, including tool limitations, inequitable access, and discontinuity of care. In this roundtable Q&A discussion, Urmimala Sarkar, MD, MPH (Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, UCSF), Jonathan H. Chen, MD, PhD (Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research, Stanford University), and Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD (Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation), discuss issues affecting diagnostic excellence, the emergence of artificial intelligence–driven tools, and ways to make the diagnostic process patient-focused. Hosted by JAMA Editor in Chief Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, PhD. RELATED CONTENT: __ __

29m
Sep 20, 2022
CRISPR, Genome Editing, and Human Health

CRISPR genome editing is a revolutionary technology that can be used to make highly targeted changes in DNA in living cells. JAMA Associate Editor W. Gregory Feero, MD, PhD, Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency, and Matthew J. Kan, MD, PhD, University of California San Francisco, discuss how CRISPR works and how CRISPR-based technologies are being used in ongoing trials to treat a wide variety of medical conditions. RELATED CONTENT: __ __

23m
Sep 20, 2022
USPSTF Recommendation: Screening for Prediabetes and Diabetes in Children and Adolescents

Interview with Michael D. Cabana, MD, MA, MPH, USPSTF member and coauthor of Screening for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. Hosted by JAMA Editor in Chief Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS. Related Content: __ __

16m
Sep 13, 2022
Dr Anthony Fauci—Communicating Science in a Polarized Era

Over a nearly 40-year career at the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, MD, has seen a seismic shift in the way that science is communicated to and received by the public. In conversation with JAMA Network Editor in Chief Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS, Fauci reflects on his career at NIAID, the joys and challenges of advising 7 presidents, and shares his strategies for communicating scientific information in an ever-changing environment. RELATED CONTENT: __ __

23m
Sep 09, 2022
USPSTF Recommendation: Statin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults

Interview with John B. Wong, MD, USPSTF member and coauthor of Statin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. Hosted by JAMA Editor in Chief Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS. RELATED CONTENT: __ __

25m
Aug 23, 2022
Prescription Drug Cost Provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act

President Biden has signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act containing important provisions related to prescription drug costs. JAMA Health Forum Editor John Z. Ayanian, MD, MPP, and Deputy Editor Melinda B. Buntin, PhD, discuss the effects of these provisions on patients with Aaron S. Kesselheim, MD, JD, MPH, of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Related Content: __ __

15m
Aug 19, 2022
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in 2022

In this Author Interview, JAMA Deputy Editor Gregory Curfman, MD, discusses the state of coronary artery bypass surgery in 2022 with E. Magnus Ohman, MD, from Duke University. The conversation emphasizes methods to preserve patency of saphenous vein bypass grafts, the subject of an article in the August 9, 2022, issue of JAMA. Dr Ohman wrote the accompanying Editorial. RELATED CONTENT: __ __

19m
Aug 09, 2022
Making Electronic Health Records More Supportive for Clinicians

Electronic health records (EHRs) hold great promise to assist clinicians, but current versions are less user-friendly than ideal. JAMA Associate Editor Tracy Lieu, MD, MPH, spoke with Kevin B. Johnson, MD, MS, University of Pennsylvania, and William W. Stead, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, about how to improve EHRs to protect cognitive attention and optimize their potential to provide cognitive support to health care professionals. Related Content: __ __

20m
Aug 09, 2022
Long COVID: The US Federal Response

On August 3, 2022, the US Department of Health and Human Services released 2 major reports in response to a presidential memo calling for a whole-of-government response to the SARS-CoV-2 sequelae known as “Long COVID." JAMA Editor in Chief Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS, discusses these new reports and the research and support needed to address this pervasive health concern with HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine, MD. Recorded July 29, 2022. Related Content: __ __

16m
Aug 03, 2022
USPSTF Recommendation: Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Promote Healthy Behaviors for CVD Prevention

Interview with Lori Pbert, PhD, USPSTF member and coauthor of Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Promote a Healthy Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults Without Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. Hosted by JAMA Senior Editor Kristin L. Walter, MD, MS. Related Content: __ __

19m
Jul 26, 2022
Can Omecamtiv Mecarbil Improve Peak Exercise Capacity in Patients With Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF)?

Exercise limitation is a cardinal manifestation of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), but it is not consistently improved by any of the current guideline-directed medical therapies. JAMA Deputy Editor Gregory Curfman, MD, discusses whether omecamtiv mecarbil can improve peak exercise capacity in patients with HFrEF with Gregory D. Lewis, MD, from Massachusetts General Hospital, and Mark H. Drazner, MD, MSc, from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Related Content: __ __

20m
Jul 19, 2022
Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of Monkeypox

JAMA Associate Editor Preeti Malani, MD, MSJ, discusses the transmission, diagnosis, and treatment of monkeypox and the 2022 outbreak with Jeannette Guarner, MD, and Carlos del Rio, MD, both of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory University’s School of Medicine. Related Content: __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

17m
Jul 15, 2022
Progress in Adverse Event Rates in US Hospitalized Patients

Patient safety is a national priority, but adverse events during hospitalization are hard to track and whether progress has been made over the past decade is unknown. JAMA Associate Editor Karen E. Joynt Maddox, MD, MPH, Washington University School of Medicine, discusses recent findings demonstrating decreases in hospital chart-abstracted adverse events and what’s next in patient safety in the wake of COVID-19, with Mark Metersky, MD, University of Connecticut Health Center, and Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, University Hospitals, Shaker Heights, Ohio. Related Content: __ __ __ __

15m
Jul 12, 2022
A Conversation With Dr Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, JAMA’s New Editor in Chief

In July 2022, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS, took on a new role as the 17th editor in chief of JAMA and the JAMA Network. In conversation with Nobel laureate Harold Varmus, MD, Bibbins-Domingo discusses her research background, approaches to leadership in health care, and the critical role that journals play in communication about public health and science. RELATED CONTENT: __ __

22m
Jul 05, 2022
The Association of Bariatric Surgery With Risk of Cancer in Adults With Obesity

Observational data suggest that the risk of certain types of cancer may be increased in individuals with obesity and that this risk may be lower after bariatric surgery. JAMA Deputy Editor Gregory Curfman, MD, explores this in detail with Steven Nissen, MD, an author of a JAMA study on this topic, and Anita Courcoulas, MD, MPH, author of an accompanying editorial. Related Content: __ __

19m
Jun 28, 2022
USPSTF Recommendation: Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation to Prevent CVD and Cancer

Interview with John B Wong, MD, USPSTF member and coauthor of Vitamin, Mineral, and Multivitamin Supplementation to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. Hosted by JAMA Deputy Editor Mary M. McDermott, MD. Related Content: __ __ __ __

10m
Jun 21, 2022