"It calls attention to how overworked and burned out so many of us are." -- Brandon Peplinski, MD, of the University of Washington, discussing a residents' "sick in" to protest stalled contract negotiations.
"I now believe that it is essential to review older clinicians." -- Leo Cooney, MD, of Yale Medical School, discussing Yale New Haven Hospital's policy to implement mandatory cognitive testing of clinicians age 70 and older.
"People say 'Oh, this week, there's been a slight decline' -- they shouldn't be lulled into a false sense of security." -- Aaron Glatt, MD, spokesperson for the Infectious diseases Society of America, on this influenza B dominant flu season.
"They can't conduct cannabis research until they can show cannabis has a medical use, but they can't demonstrate cannabis has a medical use until they conduct research. It doesn't make sense." -- Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), chair of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, in a hearing called to discuss the health effects of cannabis.
"People are being put in a position where they're putting their health at risk because of affordability." -- Bari Talente, of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, talking about the rising cost of MS drugs.